September 15, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 11

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

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 […]

Blackboard replaces Prometheus system

The University is in the process of replacing its web-based learning system, Prometheus, with one that offers students a wider variety of online features and options. The new system, Blackboard, will completely replace Prometheus by June. Both programs will be accessible this year while GW phases out Prometheus, and professors can use either system for […]

Students shave heads for charity

More than 150 students shaved their heads in Kogan Plaza Sunday as part of a charity event to raise money for children with cancer. The event, organized by student group Buzzing for Change, lasted all day and raised more than $15,000. Students got their heads shaved throughout the day, in between relaxing and listening to […]

Rainy weather moves Fall Fest indoors

Saturday’s chance of showers and hazy morning forced the Program Board to move its annual Fall Fest to the Smith Center for the first time in eight years. The event attracted almost 900 fewer students this year, which PB leaders attributed to the location change. PB advertised the venue switch early Saturday morning by sending […]

Breaking News: GW cancels Thursday classes

Posted 8:25 p.m. The University canceled Thursday classes after Metro officials announced that bus and rail service would stop at 11 a.m. as Hurricane Isabel barrels towards D.C. University officials are bracing the campus for possible flooding and power outages and are urging students to stay indoors for the storm’s duration. Robert Chernak, senior vice […]