November 14, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 31

Stories from the November 14, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters to the editor

No GW dictatorship Appalling is the only word I have to describe Sam Frantz’s idea to replace a democratically-elected student government with a military dictatorship in his Nov. 11 letter to the editor “ROTC Coup” (p.4). Contrary to Frantz’s conception of politics being a barrier to progress, it is actually the processes of debate and […]

Staff editorial: Cut the fat

In the University’s best class registration decision since moving the process online, administrators significantly cut the amount of students with access to priority registration. It took administrators years to realize that students without serious scheduling constraints are using “priority” registration simply as a luxury. There is obviously something wrong when 26 percent of students have […]

Crime Log

Liquor Law Violation 11/10 – International House 11:43 p.m. Case closed University Police, responding to a noise complaint, found large amounts of alcohol in plain sight. UPD identified 23 individuals and confiscated the alcohol. All individuals were determined to be underage. Referred to SJS 11/9 – Mount Vernon Campus 2:43 a.m. Case closed UPD officers […]

Staff editorial: Step down

An investigation by the Student Association vice president of legislative and judicial affairs concluded that Sen. J.P. Blackford (SEAS-G) is guilty of at least two charges related to the misuse of student funds. When the chairman of the Rules Committee breaks the rules, the SA should take action – Blackford should either resign or be […]

Colonial computers to close

Colonial Computers will shut down and move out of its current location on the ground floor of the Marvin Center and into the GW Bookstore in the next few weeks. Store officials cite financial losses and a decline in business in recent years as the reason for the move. University officials said they are currently […]

SA Notes

SA passes student life resolutions The Senate passed legislation concerning academic and student concerns at their meeting Tuesday night. The body passed a resolution to “research and publicize the nutritional value of the food options on campus and to make recommendations for improvement.” It also passed resolutions encouraging the University to develop an identification system […]

University limits priority registration

GW is eliminating priority registration for about two-thirds of students who traditionally register early. Officials said the number of students in organizations that register early climbed to about 26 percent of undergraduates this year and has caused upperclassmen to get shut out of classes. More than 10 student organizations and programs were allowed to register […]

The Full Nelson: Trying to cure what ails us

With so many problems popping up in sports lately, you’ve probably been looking for solutions. You’ve even been wondering, “What would Jeff Nelson do?” Well wonder no more, for here are my solutions. Problem 1: The Knicks have finally had it with Latrell Sprewell but are having trouble trading him. Solution 1: Hey Knicks! Stop […]

Club G Dub: Principles of the sword

With the cunning of a fox stalking its prey, a young Japanese swordsman carefully tracks his adversary’s every move. At this moment, concentration is absolute, conscious thought is suppressed and action is completely instinctive. The swordsman recognizes an opening and pounces on his opponent. With an explosion of force, he combines the grace of an […]

Colonials spoil Senior Night at the shore

The GW volleyball team got a confidence-booster going into the final weekend of the regular season Monday night with a non-conference win on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Senior Night. The 3-0 win marked the second consecutive Senior Night spoiler for the Colonials, who also swept LaSalle Saturday. The victory gave the Colonials their […]