September 15, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 11

Stories from the September 15, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Letters to the Editor:

Fix the technology Jessica Rabinow, in her Sept. 11 Letter to the Editor (“Something for professors to learn,” p.5) laments the fact that problems with using technology in the classroom have disrupted her learning. I too regret this deeply. Especially unfortunate is the fact that technology capabilities in two of the five largest lecture halls […]

Staff Editorial: GW wins battle, may lose war

Thursday’s ruling by the D.C. Court of Appeals affirms what the University administration, The Hatchet and sensible community members have been saying for years – the August 2002 Board of Zoning Adjustment housing deadline for the University is “arbitrary and capricious.” The BZA order initially required GW to house 70 percent of all undergraduate students […]

Column: Perspective on Middle East conflict skewed

The escalation of violence in the Middle East is profoundly disturbing for a number of reasons. In America, and tangibly here at GW, students are concerned that the grotesque conflict is a victim of misinformation. Meaning, for too long, U.S. financial support for many Israeli actions, irrespective of how grossly inhuman, has passed under the […]

Meningitis scare prompts vaccine discussion

Despite concern over a meningitis case in Thurston Hall late last week, the University will continue to refrain from mandating the vaccine for incoming students. Under D.C. law, universities must require their students to be vaccinated for tetanus, mumps, rubella and chicken pox before entering college. However, 20 states have legislation requiring students to either […]

Column: Dems ‘can’t handle the truth’

After reading Graham Murphy’s recent editorial (“Fear conservatives’ fears,” Sept. 8, p. 5), I am quickly reminded of that timeless, immortal phrase that has become a trademark in the American cinema and culture: “You can’t handle the truth.” I, along with millions of other movie-going Americans, can easily associate this language with the image of […]

Students gather to remember 9/11

A smaller and quieter commemoration on campus marked the anniversary of the September 11 attacks this year. While the University held a day-long name reading in Kogan Plaza, several panel discussions and a candlelight vigil last year, Thursday’s events only included a vigil and a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Prior to the start […]

From the front lines of Iraq: Media preoccupied with negative coverage

HILLAH, Iraq The portraits are haunting, unshakable and impossible to ignore. Myriad pictures of missing men dot the urban landscape of Hillah, Iraq, a predominately Shiite Muslim city 60 miles south of Baghdad. Some of the subjects look distinctly western – a suit, tie and mustache – others have a traditional Middle Eastern appearance – […]

Officials debate credit change

GW administrators and faculty are questioning the academic merits of a new credit system that would decrease the number of classes a student takes each semester. The University is currently accepting feedback on an alternative academic calendar proposal that could change GW’s credit system and mandate a summer term for rising juniors. A move to […]

Viral meningitis hospitalizes freshman

GW officials breathed a sigh of relief Friday when medical tests from a Thurston Hall resident who possibly contracted a deadly form of meningitis came back negative. Despite initial University concern and safety precautions, the male freshman is not contagious or a threat to public health, officials said. The student, who was taken to the […]

GW wins short-term court victory

A Thursday court ruling will give GW an additional four years to comply with a city order that requires the University to house 70 percent of undergraduates on campus. The order also prevented GW from constructing nonresidential facilities such as a new business school building. The order initially required GW to house 70 percent of […]