September 29, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 15

Stories from the September 29, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Students prep for 2004 race

With the 2004 presidential primary elections set to begin in January, GW students are beginning to organize groups in support of the Democratic and Republican candidates. The only two official democratic campaign groups are GW Students for Clark and Dean 2004, although the College Republicans are actively throwing their support behind President George W. Bush. […]

University gives SBPM green light

University officials gave the initial go-ahead to start construction of a new business school building, administrators said Friday. The move comes two weeks after a District court delayed the enforcement of a city order preventing GW from building non-residential facilities. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said GW’s Board of Trustees would need to affirm the […]

Local ANC looks to fill spot

The local Advisory Neighborhood Commission is accepting applications to fill an empty seat previously held by a GW student. The ANC is split into more than 35 separate panels representing District neighborhoods and discusses issues that affect D.C. residents and makes recommendations to the city council and mayor. The local ANC 2A seat has been […]

Nation in brief

Law schools file suit against Pentagon (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – A coalition of law schools and professors filed a lawsuit against the Pentagon two weeks ago, alleging a law allowing the U.S. military to recruit on college campuses is unconstitutional. The Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights filed the lawsuit in Federal District Court in New […]

Officials critique writing course

While administrators and several professors are praising the academic merits of a new freshman writing course currently being phased into the University, at least one professor has questioned the benefits of the program for faculty. Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Donald Lehman said GW developed the class, University Writing 20, to make students’ writing […]

GW preps for classroom shortage

Although faculty and administrators said the University does not have an immediate physical classroom shortage, officials are beginning to plan for the possibility of a future space crunch. Once construction for the new School of Business and Public Management begins, most of Funger Hall will be closed during part of the project. The University plans […]

Report finds MPD erred

A recent Metropolitan Police Department investigation found that seven students suing the city for being arrested at a protest last year were wrongfully detained. The disclosure, which came after a federal judge hearing the students’ suit ordered the release of the internal police investigation two weeks ago, concluded that the seven students were among 400 […]

Sorority numbers peak

Sororities offered bids to a record number of women at this year’s recruitment, with pledge classes growing by 10 women each. Each sorority was allowed to take 38 new members, and the majority of sororities filled their quotas. Five sororities took 38 new members, exceeding the quota of 36. Fiona Conroy, Panehellenic Association president, said […]

Muslims promote faith

A semester after University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg voiced a zero-tolerance policy against race-related intimidation, Muslim students said they feel safe on campus as they prepare for this year’s Islam Awareness Week. Students urged Trachtenberg to issue a formal statement last spring reiterating GW’s policy against hate crimes because of international events, including the war […]