October 13, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 19

Stories from the October 13, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters to the Editor

Red Cross hypocrisy There is one important reason for not giving blood that Ben Delman neglects to address in his article (“Donate blood and save a life,” Oct. 9, p. 4). If you are a man who has had sex with another man, even once, since 1977, you are forbidden from ever donating blood to […]

SAC abandons policy

The Student Activities Center revoked its policy last week requiring all student organizations to submit their members’ names and e-mail addresses. A coalition of 14 student organizations concerned about protecting members’ privacy rights led senior administrators to reassess the rule. The group, Student Organizations Aligning for Rights, consists of the College Democrats, College Republicans, Feminist […]

Younger sniper suspect to plead insanity

Posted 11:01pm October 15 by Jane Black U-WIRE Washington Bureau A year after the sniper shootings that terrorized the nation’s capital, one of the accused triggermen will plead he was brainwashed to kill by the man he once called “Dad”. Lawyers for accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo announced just five days before Muhammad’s trial that they […]

Column: ‘Tearing away at my spirit’

There we were, just walking around campus and holding hands. We were not trying to make a political statement. We were not trying to rub “it” in anyone’s face. We were just trying our best to keep our emotions contained before we had to say goodbye and end our relationship. It was an emotional moment […]

Sox, Yankees rivalry takes over campus

In the dining halls of J Street, on the steps outside of Funger Hall and wherever else students gather throughout the day, there is a dominant theme dictating conversation and clothing. It causes agreements and arguments between people who have never met before and creates an air of anticipation as each game draws near. It […]

Fire destoys FB townhouse

A fire ravaged a student-leased townhouse Friday night as firefighters descended on Foggy Bottom for the second time in a week to extinguish a large conflagration. At 8:10 p.m., the third floor of the Foggy Bottom Mews’ Unit C erupted into flames that shot out of the building’s balcony. No injuries were reported, as firefighters […]

Staff Editorial: Academic strategy in action

It should not come as a surprise that at GW, one of the most urban universities in America, students pay less attention to academics than they probably should at a comprehensive research university, according to a report from the Academic Excellence Strategic Planning Committee. Student exit surveys indicated that GW graduates felt a lack of […]

Groups fight WWII memorial

A World War II memorial being built on the National Mall has sparked protest from groups claiming that it takes up valuable space. The National Coalition to Save Our Mall, which wants to preserve the Mall’s open space, has led the fight against construction of the memorial. Judy Feldman, president of coalition, said the memorial, […]

Staff Editorial: SAC and student sentiment

We are pleased that the Student Activities Center withdrew its policy of mandating student organizations submit a list of members as part of the registration process. A senior vice president even said these lists posed dangerous consequences to student privacy and are nearly impossible to keep updated. While retracting the policy is a positive step […]

Late GW rally falls short

The GW men’s soccer team turned up the heat too late against Duquesne Sunday, as the Dukes defeated the Colonials on GW’s home turf, 4-3. The loss followed a 3-1 win against St. Bonaventure at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex on Friday. Leading 2-1 at halftime Saturday, the Dukes (8-1-2, 3-0-1 Atlantic 10) scored two […]