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.

Battle of the sexes

Q: Whenever I hook up with a girl, it always ends up going to really late like 5 a.m. I understand some foreplay and such, but why can’t we just cut out some of the middle part and get to the good stuff and be done earlier? -Mr. Speedy Chick: I hate to tell you […]

McDonalds sued for making children obese

Posted 5:33 p.m. Nov. 25 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–A lawsuit accusing the fast food chain McDonald’s of contributing to the obesity of Americans was argued in New York City’s U.S. Courthouse last Wednesday. The case argued that McDonalds failure to provide warnings about the dangers of eating fast food on frequent […]

Guest column: The legality of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy

Contrary to the impression created by The Hatchet’s article about GW’s anti-discrimination policy (“ROTC, GW policies differ,” Nov. 21, p. 1), federal law does not necessarily require GW to cooperate with the military’s on-campus recruiting efforts. Moreover, such cooperation appears to be illegal under the D.C. Human Rights Act. However, to date, no advocate for […]

OPINION: Democratic Candidates Lack Vision

Posted 8:56 p.m. Dec. 3 by Bernard Pollack U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Often younger voters are chastised for their low voter turnout, growing apathy and disillusionment towards the political process. For young Democrats, many of us decided to bow out at the polls this past Election Day, reflecting the argument that Democratic politicians are simply […]

Guest Column: Student-produced programming possible

The first time I saw the television control room in the Media and Public Affairs building, I was completely blown away. The facility is better than the one at MSNBC in D.C. and certainly one of the best in the entire city – including FOX News Channel and CNN. I have worked for ABC, CNN, […]

COLUMN: Wal-Mart’s inhumane employment policies

Posted 10:15 a.m. Dec. 4 by Bernard Pollack U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Many are hailing Wal-Mart’s record-breaking 1.4 billion dollar day over Thanksgiving as an early sign indicating high consumer spending this Christmas season. Customers continue to flood Wal-Marts nationwide due to their cheap and low cost products. Yet, in the spirit of the Christmas […]

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 […]