November 18, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 32

Stories from the November 18, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Blackford resigns amid scandal

After weeks of scandal involving fraudulent expense reports, J.P. Blackford, a nine-year veteran of the Student Association senate, resigned his seat, citing scheduling constraints and recent Senate turmoil. Blackford, formerly a graduate senator for the School of Engineering and Applied Science, submitted his resignation at 5 p.m. Sunday, four hours before the scheduled release of […]

Hourly rental cars ease city driving woes

The face of urban transportation is changing, with several companies offering revolutionary new options for car rental that are both economical and environmentally friendly. Robin Chase, CEO of Zipcar Inc., a company that rents automobiles by the hour in major cities across the country, spoke at the GW School of Business and Public Management’s Hoffman […]

Around D.C.

Students remember stabbing victim Hundreds of friends, family and mourners gathered to remember a slain University of Maryland sophomore Friday, the Diamondback, Maryland’s student newspaper, reported. Brandon James Malstrom, 20, died last Sunday after being stabbed after a party near the school’s campus. The Diamondback reported the stabbing resulted from a fight over a cell […]

Around Campus

SJT proposes trimester system University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg discussed the benefits of a “trimester system” that could improve the financial status and efficiency of the University in an address to a faculty assembly last Monday. Trachtenberg called for a working group of faculty, staff, trustees and students to study the implications of the trimester […]

Beatnuts give MC some rhythm

More than 600 students from area universities along with D.C. residents piled into the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Saturday night to hear a live performance from the Beatnuts, an alternative hip-hop group. Flying in from their home in Austin, Texas, the Beatnuts riled up the crowd of fans with such popular songs as “Yo yo […]

Around the Nation

U. Akron shooting worries students (U-WIRE) KENT, Ohio – Police shot and killed a man armed with a .45-caliber handgun who was carrying around a backpack containing a machete, a .40-caliber handgun and ammunition at the University of Akron Tuesday. Thomas Tremko Jr., a former University of Akron janitor, holed himself up in a bathroom […]

Weapons inspectors return to Iraq

Posted 7:36 p.m. Nov. 18 by Rati Bishnoi U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–U.N. weapons inspectors returned to Iraq Monday after a four-year hiatus, to resume biological, chemical and nuclear weapons inspections after Iraq accepted U.S. backed U.N. Resolution 1441 last Wednesday. Chief U.N. inspector Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei flew to Baghdad accompanied by twenty […]

Class examines Georgetown tourism

A class of GW students are applying what they learned in Foggy Bottom and working to make Georgetown a tourism hot spot. The goal of the three-credit class, Travel Marketing Communications, is to look at the community of Georgetown and develop ideas and plans for how to sell the neighborhood as a “destination within a […]

Staff editorial: Right idea, wrong time

The newest group of Alpha Epsilon Pi hopefuls runs the same risk of other fraternities recently denied University recognition. Members of this group, already well into the colonization process, must be careful to follow IFC procedures if they want to come onto GW’s campus, even if it means waiting a year or more before doing […]