February 13, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 47

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

Staff Editorial: Drop the act

The University’s rationale to stop accepting academic credit from unaffiliated study abroad programs is to ensure the “integrity and reputation of the GW degree.” What the administration does not tell students is that the main reason for the October change is purely financial – this is a way to charge students GW tuition even when […]

Greek Briefs

University evaluates Asian fraternities and sororities GW is in the process of selecting Asian fraternities and sororities to colonize on campus. Last semester, the University sent out a letter to Asian student organizations on campus asking them to organize groups of students to apply for University recognition. Out of the seven groups applying, four were […]

Column: Politics on the mind

My drunken roommate stumbles through the door, takes a swig of water, burps and collapses on his bed. He turns on the TV, channel surfing through a deluge of images, from G-string divas to Conan O’Brien to Star Trek. He finally makes his choice, opting to watch “NewsNight with Aaron Brown,” which tonight features a […]

Crime Log

Disoderly Conduct 2/9 Pennsylvania House – 2:44 a.m. Case closed An individual was knocking on several doors when a UPD officer found him in a hallway. The individual was combative and uncooperative when the officer asked for his identification. The individual also had a bruised face, a bloody mouth and bloody hands. The individual was […]

Manouch: “A catalyst for conversation”

Although city permits restrict Manouchehr Nava’s vending times to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 10 p.m. on weeknights, many students said they enjoy grabbing one of his famous hot dogs after a late night of partying or studying. Found six days a week outside Tower Records on 21st Street, Nava, known as “Manouch,” provides […]

Staff Editorial: Let us know

The director of the FBI said colleges and universities may be targets of the next terrorist attacks. The country is on the second highest threat-level for an attack. Yet, the University remains at normal alert level. The University, especially the newly created Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management, should be more proactive in letting […]

GW pushes School Without Walls deal

GW officials said they are beginning negotiations with the city school board about proposed campus housing and a new School Without Walls High School despite a pending ruling on the building’s historical value. University Senior Counsel Charles Barber said last week’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals gives GW “further impetus to develop more […]

Column: Bill would not hide student crime

If legislation currently before a City Council committee passes, it will grant campus police departments the authority to develop a memorandum of understanding with the Metropolitan Police Department to give those departments legal jurisdiction on the city streets that run through and adjacent to their campuses. The intent is not to “allow more student violations […]

Union talks divide TA’s, adjuncts

Talk of unionization among adjunct faculty and graduate teaching assistants has sparked discussion about working conditions for part-time professors on campus. Part-time professors make up about 64 percent of faculty, according to the GW Office of Institutional Research. In fall 2001 there were 2,725 part-time faculty members out of 4,233 professors. There are currently about […]

Coulmn: Needless scandals prevent SA progress

The “scandals” in the Student Association have reached a new low. When I envisioned and planned the GW Farmers Market, I intended it to be an organization to aid and enhance student life, to foster a relationship between students and the community and to bring items unavailable around GW to the very center of campus. […]