February 18, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 48

Stories from the February 18, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University receives $2.5 million grant

The Ford Motor Company presented a $2.5 million check to GW Thursday to conduct research on automotive safety at the University’s Loudoun County, Va., campus. More than 60 people attended the event as Ford representatives presented a check to GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Timothy Tong on […]

Around Campus

PB offers refunds for Breuer Tickets The Program Board canceled Monday night’s scheduled Jim Breuer performance when the comedian was unable to travel to D.C. because of Sunday’s snowstorm. PB Chair Bryan Gless said GW is “making every effort to reschedule” the performance. Gless said the PB will offer students refunds for tickets at Ticketmaster […]

Metro cruiser hits pedestrian

A Metropolitan Police cruiser ran a stop sign and hit a pedestrian at 24th Street and New Hampshire Avenue early Saturday, a witness said. The pedestrian was taken to the GW Hospital emergency room by ambulance. MPD officials declined to release the name of the pedestrian pending investigation, and it has yet to be determined […]

Around D.C.

UMD students request hearing One of the 12 University of Maryland students accused of cheating on an accounting final using text messaging will fight the charges with the help of the school’s director of Student Legal Aid, James Jones. The Student Honor Council will now decide the case, the UMD Diamondback reported. The case has […]

Lieberman calls for security funds

Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) criticized the Bush administration’s preparation for terrorist threats and outlined his plan to improve homeland security Friday in the Marvin Center, keynoting an Elliott School of International Affairs seminar on bioterrorism. Lieberman, a candidate for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, spoke before more than 200 students, administrators and national media, beginning […]

Around the Nation

U. Texas walkout protests war (U-WIRE) AUSTIN, Texas – About 2,000 University of Texas-Austin students congregated on the steps of the Main Mall Wednesday after walking out of class to show their opposition to a possible war in Iraq. Students were informed to walk out of their classes at 11:30 a.m. and assemble at the […]

Blizzard buries city, GW closed Tuesday

GW officials announced Monday evening that the University will be closed Tuesday because of severe weather conditions. Road conditions in the District, Maryland and Virginia prompted the University to decide to close at about 6:20 p.m., Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said. Chernak also said the University took into […]

Staff Editorial: Students deserve active advocacy

Students do not always hold the Student Association in high regard. This year alone the SA was tarnished with financial scandals, investigations and resignations. With SA elections quickly approaching, candidates should evaluate the purpose of student government. SA elections have a torrid history at GW. The scandals and political battles have attracted city media and […]

University advises students on security

An e-mail to the GW community Friday outlined campus emergency plans, which officials said may include evacuating students to Mount Vernon or other area colleges in a worst-case scenario. The University’s security status remains at “normal,” meaning campus officials have not requested outside help for any situations, as the U.S. Homeland Security Council continues to […]

Column: The audible voice of dissent

Yeah, it was cold. My hands were frigid and my teeth were clattering. Lucky for us the snow decided to hide until Sunday and at 6 a.m. I exited a bus in New York City to participate in the largest global peace demonstration since the Vietnam War. After weeks of hype and anticipation, a little […]