October 2, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 16

Stories from the October 2, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: H Street safety improvements

When University officials submitted GW’s campus plan to the city in 2000, they inquired about the possibility of closing off H Street between 21st and 22nd streets because of student safety concerns. This is an idea worth revisiting, as the growing student population increasingly flows onto the block as if it were part of an […]

Immigrant freedom riders hit DC

Posted 7:54pm Oct 2 by Ilana Weinberg U-WIRE Washington Bureau Over 1,000 immigrant workers, activists, union leaders, and supporters gathered on Wednesday at the Bible Way Temple to welcome the Immigrant Workers Freedom Rides to Washington, D.C., an event reminiscent of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. The crowd’s energy failed to cease as […]

GW looks to settle suit

University officials said they are looking to reach a settlement with a Foggy Bottom resident suing GW for allegedly constructing part of a residence hall on his property. In May, Donald Kreuzer, who owns three townhouses on the corner of 23rd Street and Virginia Avenue, filed suit against the University claiming that part of the […]

Staff Editorial: Intrusive lists

The Student Activities Center has a new policy of requiring student groups to provide a list of its members as part of its registration process. A group of student organizations calling themselves Student Organizations Aligning for Rights (SOAR), which includes groups such as the College Democrats and Republicans, the Out Crowd and Muslim and Jewish […]

Secret lives made public

Aviva Slesin is an Academy Award-winning director (“The Ten Year Lunch”) whose most recent film, “Secret Lives: Hidden Children and their Rescuers During World War II,” addresses the complex issues surrounding the Jewish children of World War II who were saved by non-Jewish families in occupied Europe. Slesin was a hidden child given to a […]

Gorbachev speaks at AU

Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev talked about the importance of international institutions in diffusing crises at American University’s Bender Arena Tuesday night. The last leader of what former President Ronald Reagan once called the “evil empire” addressed more than 3,500 American students and faculty in Russian, which was translated into English. During his 45-minute […]

Column: Too early to end student feedback

The University administration is poised to consider a policy that will have as much impact on student life as anything proposed since GW’s inception. The proposed switch to a mandatory summer session for rising juniors could mean any number of things for students at GW. While this change has the potential to drastically improve a […]

The Kennedys: Revisited

The glossy black-and-white photographs evoke a feeling of “once upon a time.” True, pictures of John and Jacqueline Kennedy were just as at home within the pages of the Diana Vreeland-era Vogue as they were in LIFE magazine. But now the fragrance of fairytale also seems to mist from their images. The apty-titled “Camelot at […]

Hospital demolition noise bothers neighbors

With demolition of the old GW Hospital entering its third week, some students living near the site expressed concern about the loud noise caused by the destruction. The 55-year-old building, located across the street from Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and Munson halls, is being razed with a claw and wrecking ball. Demolition, which is conducted […]

Letters to the Editor

Gelman Feedback I am Damien Gardner your student liaison to the Gelman Library System. As student liaison I serve as your voice to the Gelman Library System and its staff. I am writing you to offer my assistance on any issues that you may have with the libraries and their services. You can reach me […]