November 25, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 34

Stories from the November 25, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SJT proposes trimester system

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg proposed shifting to a 14-week trimester academic calendar last week, a move he said would increase GW’s revenue and “efficiency.” Trachtenberg’s proposal, which he says “needs to be massaged,” calls for the formation of an ad-hoc working group to research the unconventional system and present a report on alternative calendars […]

Letters to the editor

Nature of war In the Nov. 21 editorial (p. 4), “Web of Contradictions,” the writers seem confused as to why the military does not embrace the “democratic ideals of tolerance and acceptance.” As one who has served in our armed forces for the last five years, I feel I can clarify the issue. Military standards […]

GW professor wins teaching award

GW professor James Miller won the D.C. Teacher of the Year Award last week, bringing the University its fifth award in the category in the past 10 years. Miller serves as director of the Africana Studies program and teaches in the American Studies and English departments. He collected his award at a ceremony at the […]

Staff editorial: The business of efficiency

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said the idea for 14-week trimesters came to him “like songs come to Paul Simon.” Trachtenberg’s proposal for a completely new academic calendar could increase GW’s efficiency and profitability but would seriously impact many areas of University life. Trachtenberg’s proposal makes an important point. The current academic schedule is based […]

Students walk for homeless

Hundreds of GW volunteers worked behind the scenes in addition to walking at the 15th annual Help the Homeless Walk Saturday, making GW the only District-area “partner” in the walk. Organized by the Office of Community Service, the University provided students to register walkers and participate in the event. About 400 GW students walked along […]

Market strenghtens GW, community relations

Students and local residents said the GW Farmers Market on Kogan Plaza could be a beginning to much-needed improvements in the area’s town-gown relationships. Senior Josh Singer, who spearheaded the project, called the second market, held last week, successful. As the Farmers Market Association’s slogan, “building community through food,” suggests, organizers of the GW Farmers […]

On-campus beds remain empty

Although GW leased residence halls City Hall and Pennsylvania House last year to accommodate an influx of about 450 freshmen on campus and the University continues to build more housing, about 130 residence hall beds are currently empty. Officials said that the number of empty beds reflects students who initially request housing but leave before […]

GW dedicates room to Jonathan Rizzo

More than 80 people crowded into the renovated Thurston Hall television lounge Friday afternoon to witness the emotional dedication of the room to the memory of Jonathan Michael Rizzo. Rizzo, a GW freshman in 2000-01 and member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, was killed near his Massachusetts home in July 2001. The event was organized […]

Raas Chaos rocks Lisner

More than 1,000 students and friends cheered and clapped for their favorite South Asian performance teams at the second annual “Raas Chaos” competition in Lisner Auditorium Saturday night. Tufts, with the only all-female group in competition, grabbed the $1,250 grand prize at the end of the night. Georgetown came in second, bringing home $750. Only […]

Around Campus

Fire,flood cause City Hall damage Residents of City Hall evacuated at about 3 a.m. Saturday after a grease fire broke out in room 1217. Sprinklers went off in the hall following the fire and water leaked into several rooms from the 12th to the ninth floors. Officials cleaned out the room with “wet vacuums” and […]