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.

MPD seizes cocaine in Thurston Hall

Metropolitan Police arrested a Thurston Hall resident Monday afternoon for possession of a “large quantity” of cocaine in their second drug seizure on the GW campus this year. MPD would not disclose the exact quantity seized but reported that the individual will be charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Police also seized […]

Muslims, Jews break bread

Jewish and Muslim students said Tuesday’s interfaith iftar dinner should serve as a positive example for cross-cultural relations on campus and throughout the world. The meal, which traditionally ends daily fasts during the month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan, drew about 300 Muslim students and at least 100 Jewish students, as well as several faculty members, […]

Column: The illusion of Saudi reciprocity

Recently, Saudi Arabia announced it would begin fingerprinting Americans entering their country. I first questioned whether they were suggesting that Americans are a security threat to their country. I learned that earlier this month the State Department began requiring all Saudis entering the U.S. to be fingerprinted. “Our dealings will be reciprocal, we’ll deal with […]

SA report calls for removing Blackford

The Student Association investigative branch has recommended the removal of Sen. J. P. Blackford (G-SEAS) after finding him in violation of multiple SA bylaws. Justin Oshana, vice president of Legislative and Judicial Affairs, distributed a letter Monday reporting the results of an investigation into allegations of SA fund misuse by Blackford. The letter states Blackford […]

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 […]