January 13, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 38

Stories from the January 13, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

From port to posh

The small shops and restaurants lining M and Wisconsin streets have helped establish Georgetown as one of D.C.’s most fashionable areas. The neighborhood has everything to satisfy expensive tastes-from fine dining, suits and leather jackets to $100-something Diesel jeans. But Georgetown has a history much longer than the lines in Banana Republic and has not […]

Students set up textbook swap

Junior Tim Calise says he has “always been an entrepreneur.” Matt Mandell, also a junior, says he is frustrated about exorbitant textbook prices and getting too little money back when he sells books to the bookstore. Put both GW students together in a residence hall room during summer 2002 and the result was VarsityText.com. Officially […]

Forum: U.S. immigration policy

From the Left: Equal rights in the workplace By Bernard Pollack In December the Atlanta Journal-Constitution told the story of Yoner Tejada, an immigrant from Guatemala, who found himself a home in Atlanta as an undocumented worker. Like millions who risk their lives to enter the United States he sought the American dream – the […]

Transfer student numbers rise

After spending time in D.C. working long hours as members of Louisiana Congressman Lee Fletcher’s campaign staff, Kirk Williamson and Jamie Hennigan were convinced it was time they left Monroe, La., for the excitement of the District. “I love meeting all the diversity of people,” Hennigan said. “At our college (in Louisiana) everyone is from […]

UPD officer killed in car crash

University Police Officer Dustin Boothe, 23, of Beltsville, Md., was killed Dec. 15 in a motor vehicle accident in Laurel, Md., in Prince George’s County. Boothe, who had served with UPD since July 2002, is remembered as dedicated and well-liked by fellow officers. “He was a sharp kid and he will really be missed,” UPD […]

SA Pres. vetoes US-Israel bill

Student Association President Phil Robinson vetoed a Senate bill supporting a U.S.-Israel relationship Dec. 9. After the controversial legislation caused heated debate among senators and students, dozens of students approached the SA concerning the bill, and the sponsor of the resolution called for its veto. Robinson said he vetoed the bill because he wants to […]

UPD nabs thief in garage sting operation

A thief believed to be responsible for more than 50 thefts of items including laptops, electronics and money was caught in an elaborate sting operation by the University Police just before winter break. UPD’s Special Operations Unit executed the sting on Dec. 17 in the University Parking Garage at 21st and H streets. They arrested […]

GW announces last Greek Village spots

University officials announced the names of the last three Greek-letter organizations to receive spots in Townhouse Row Dec. 18 after attempts to swap property with fraternities that already own houses fell through. The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and the Alpha Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma sororities each signed nine-month leases for 24-bed houses in the […]

Around Campus

GW welcomes students back with events Several campus organizations are hosting events as part of Winter Welcome Week this week. Activities include: *Hypnotist Keith Karkut, Tuesday at 8 p.m. Get hypnotized at the Mount Vernon Hand Chapel. *Totally ’80s Movie Night, Thursday at 7 and 9 p.m. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off will be shown in […]

Around DC

Metro talks fare increase Metro riders may see a cost increase of up to 60 cents in the coming year as the mass transit system struggles to deal with a $48 billion budget shortfall and decreased ridership. Metro Chief Executive Richard White called for an increase in rail fare in the wake of the sluggish […]