September 18, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 12

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

The Bar Belle Hurricane Survival Guide

With Hurricane Isabel expected to hit Washington, D.C. sometime Thursday evening and continue to unleash her wrath of rain and wind through Friday, it looks like weekend plans could be as soggy as the weather. But, fear not, because this Belle has a prepared a hurricane survival guide to combat the other ‘Bel’. It’s easy […]

Letters to the Editor

Oversimplified apartheid claim Fadi Kiblawi, in his recent column (“Perspective of Middle East conflict skewed,” Sept. 15, p. 4), tries to assign blame to one side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and label the activities of that side as obvious apartheid. In reality, attempts to point fingers threaten to only prolong the conflict. Contrary to what […]

Column: Consider alternative use for old hospital space

The first time I visited GW, I was, as I suspect many people are, struck by how the campus challenged my mind’s conception of a university’s grounds. I’d associated university life with rolling hills and green open spaces. While I’ve come to discover and appreciate that GW’s urban setting produces a distinctive and valuable character, […]

GW in Brief

New public policy school forms GW graduate students can now earn degrees in public policy at the University’s newest school, the School of Public Policy and Public Administration, which began classes this fall. A public policy department previously operated under the School of Business and Public Management but reorganized under the Columbian College of Arts […]

SA Notes

WRGW to broadcast Senate meetings Students will be able to hear Student Association Senate meetings on WRGW’s Web site following a signed agreement between SA Executive Vice President Eric Daleo and WRGW Station Manager Brett Kaplan on Monday. WRGW will record and digitally archive each of the six Senate meetings during the fall semester. Immediately […]

Greek Briefs

TKE holds ceremonial house opening The Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity held a ribbon-cutting event to unveil its refurbished house to alumni and prospective members on Saturday. Renovations, including the addition of a kitchen in the basement, full electrical and plumbing repairs and wiring for high-speed Internet, began repairs on the 621 22nd St. house in […]

Hospital E.R. visits increase

Recent area hospital closures and a nationwide nursing shortage led to a 27 percent surge in emergency room visits at the GW Hospital between June 2002 and June 2003. While the hospital has been forced to turn away some patients because of overcrowding, officials said they are making a concerted effort to treat all students […]

SJT addresses mandatory summer

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said he wished turnout for the Student Association town hall meeting regarding a change in GW’s academic calendar was “more robust.” The 70 students who attended the meeting Wednesday evening questioned Trachtenberg for about 40 minutes about how a mandatory summer session would affect student life and academic affairs. The […]

Hurricane threat cancels classes

The University canceled Thursday classes because Metro officials announced that bus and rail service would stop at 11 a.m. as Hurricane Isabel barrels toward D.C. University officials are readying the campus for possible flooding and power outages and are urging students to stay indoors for the storm’s duration. Robert Chernak, senior vice president for student […]

University to broaden wireless Internet access

The University plans to expand wireless Internet use to “hot spots” around campus this semester, including J Street and some classrooms in the Hall of Government, Tompkins Hall and buildings used by business school students. GW is also pursuing a deal with an outside commercial provider, which could expand wireless Internet access to additional campus […]