December 5, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 35

Stories from the December 5, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Guest column: Ignoring the local epidemic

Throngs of protesters descended upon Washington D.C on World AIDS Day Saturday to voice their discontent with the Bush administration’s policy on AIDS. They clamored for more money for African countries to fight an epidemic that has enveloped the entire continent. Protesters shouted the names of countries deeply affected by AIDS – Botswana, South Africa, […]

Forum: Attacking the AIDS epidemic

From the left: Increase prevention and treatment by Bernard Pollack In light of the recent commemoration of World AIDS Day, the Bush administration needs to drastically change the U.S. policy toward AIDS, both domestically and internationally. Worldwide, 14,000 people are infected with HIV each day, and the number of people with HIV or AIDS will […]

Guest column: Local government shafts students

Students get the shaft from the District of Columbia. There’s no doubt that as a group we’re routinely screwed over by our representatives on every level of government. In the summer of 1996, Jack Evans, our D.C. councilman, spearheaded the passage of emergency legislation that essentially prevented students from parking our cars on the streets […]

Dear Santa…

From digital cameras to trips halfway around the world, GW students know what they want this holiday season. For many students, the end of the fall semester means more than final exams and papers. The winter months also represent the heart of the gift-giving season and the joy of the receiving side of the season. […]

Letter to the editor

Limited resources In response to the column “Student Produced Programming Possible” (Nov. 25, p. 5) written by GW alumnus Steve Zarpas, I regret to say that Mr. Zarpas is entirely misinformed. Yes, we do have new state-of-the-art equipment to use in the Media and Public Affairs building, but that does not mean that we have […]

Crime Report

Liquor Law Violation 11/23 – 2020 F St. 5 a.m. Case closed MPD, responding to several noise complaints, arrested five individuals for underage drinking. Referred to SJS 11/23 – 2109 F St. 2:03 a.m. Case closed University Police called to the scene found one individual unconscious on the bathroom floor. An ambulance was called, and […]

Greek Briefs

Officials postpone Greek housing announcement Officials postponed announcing the eight Greek-letter fraternities and sororities that will move into Townhouse Row next fall until Friday, noting more discussion is necessary before a decision can be made. “There is a little more homework that needs to be done,” said Mike Gargano, associate vice president for Student and […]

SA Notes

Senate passes controversial pro-Israel legislation The SA signed a resolution Tuesday night supporting a petition started by pro-Israel student organizations, calling for a “mutually beneficial relationship between the U.S. and Israel.” After a heated debate and discussion among senators, the resolution passed 9-7. Representatives from the Student Alliance for Israel, the Israel Peace Project and […]

Guest column: Affirmative action in higher education

As any educator can attest, admissions procedures are kept under lock and key. This secrecy in their admissions process allows each school to keep an advantage over the competition. When I applied to law school, I took notice of the fancy grids that predicted potential success rates of admittance to the schools. I also read […]

Students flip to sitcoms, reality programming

Freshman Mike Plytynski said he avoids five of his friends on Wednesday nights because the atmosphere they create is “too intense” and their attitudes are “too hardcore.” Like several other GW students, Plytynski’s friends sit down each Wednesday to watch NBC’s “The West Wing,” anticipating what the president’s next move will be on the political […]