December 9, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 36

Stories from the December 9, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staying Faithful

Eric Waldman’s mother told the temple where they could find her son. It was his first Hanukkah away from home, and the Jewish Community Center of Paramus, New Jersey, had a package for him. Inside were a menorah, candles, chocolate gelt, dreidles, a book of prayers and instructions. Waldman, a senior, says every member of […]

Around the Nation

Mayor steals UC-Berkeley newspapers (U-WIRE) BERKELEY, Calif. – Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates admitted responsibility for stealing and trashing about 1,000 copies of The Daily Californian that carried the student newspaper’s endorsement of his opponent, police said Thursday. Bates, who earlier denied stealing the newspapers, released a statement Thursday apologizing for his involvement in the theft. […]

Forum: Attacking the AIDS epidemic

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 more than double by 2010. AIDS has already taken 25 […]

Around Campus

Congressmen to discuss issues on campus Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), Rep. Martin Frost (D-Texas) and Washington Post reporter Dan Balz will lead a discussion on the issues, problems and policies facing the incoming 108th Congress Monday 1-2 p.m. in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Students will have the chance to ask questions of the panelists during […]

Letters to the editor

Bad working conditions If the zoning regulation changes and allows the Health and Wellness Center to stay open until 1 a.m. Monday to Friday, many unforeseen problems will come to head for HWC management and is student employees. Currently, all student employees at the HWC are seen as expendable, and management urges students who are […]

Student alcohol violations down

Though hospitalizations for alcohol consumption have increased greatly this year from last year, officials report a “significant” decrease in less severe alcohol violations. Administrators attribute the lower number of “minor” and “serious” alcohol violations to the University’s new policy of notifying parents of all alcohol violations. A campaign by the Center for Alcohol and other […]

Around D.C.

Snowball fight leads to child stabbing A 13-year-old Maryland girl was charged with assault following a snowball fight Friday. The girl, from Pasadena, Md., was charge in the stabbing of a 15-year-old boy after he threatened her dog and began to throw snowballs at her, WJLA reported. The boy was taken to the hospital and […]

President dedicates hall

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg joined a host of University administrators and students in dedicating the Marvin Center’s Marc C. Abrahms Great Hall Friday. Calling the event the “culmination of a friendship that began a quarter of a century ago,” Trachtenberg joined Marc Abrahms, an insurance executive and philanthropist who University officials said donated “generously” […]

Ball draws dancers for children’s charity

Student leaders were pleasantly surprised by the unexpectedly strong turnout at the second annual Class Council Charity Ball, which raised about $5,000 Friday. About 300 students filled the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom in semi-formal attire, raising money for For the Love of Children, a local charity that helps abused and homeless D.C. children purchase school […]

GW has no make-up for snow day

Prompted by poor area road conditions and a forecast of six to eight inches of snow, University officials joined dozens of area schools and decided to cancel classes for the first time in almost three years Thursday. Students woke up Thursday morning to find six inches of snow and one day free to play football […]