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.

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. […]

Clinton speaks to students at Georgetown

Former President Bill Clinton spoke to a capacity crowd Tuesday at Georgetown University in an address capping a conference discussing issues facing young Americans. “The great challenge is to convert this youthful idealism … into action,” Clinton said, addressing the audience of student leaders. The day-long seminar titled “A Conversation: Issues that Impact Young Adults” […]

Letters to the editor

Abstinence is an option The article (“Reviewing the options,” Feb. 10, p. 7) neglected to suggest a very successful option to “preventing parenthood.” After reading through the suggestions, I found that I could take hormones to change the functions of my body, undergo injections, wear a patch or conceal a ring. Oh, and if those […]

GW meets INS deadline

GW will comply with a new national tracking system that keeps personal information on foreign students studying in the United States. Though Immigration and Naturalization Services said students’ study experiences will remain the same, some international students said they believe the program violates personal liberties. GW submitted its application materials late last year in order […]

GW officials outline affirmative action policy

While the University of Michigan’s strict affirmative action policy has recently come under attack and may be argued in the nation’s highest court, GW officials said they strive to increase diversity on campus without a quota system. GW administrators said they only look at race and ethnicity when there are “mitigating” circumstances involved, including consideration […]