October 16, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 20

Stories from the October 16, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Change the climate

Change the Climate, a Massachusetts-based group advocating for the legalization of marijuana, is the sponsor of several controversial ads displayed in Metrorail stations across the District. The ads, free of cost because Metrorail offers complimentary spots to nonprofit organizations, are part of an effort to persuade the public and, more specifically, politicians, that legalizing marijuana […]

Column: End the pessimism

The United States has lost a great leader for an entire 30 days. Rush Limbaugh, moral compass of this great nation, shocked the world last Friday when he admitted that conservatism is not the only thing from which he suffers. In a desperate attempt to cope with the sound of his own voice, it seems […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 10/11 – Off Campus 2:10 p.m. – open case Three male students reported that 12 fraternity members assaulted them at 25th Street and New Hampshire Avenue. One male sustained swelling to his forehead and was transported to the hospital for treatment. 10/9 – Guthridge Hall 11:50 p.m. – case closed A University Police […]

Column: The war on terrorism in my backyard

Twenty-five months, thousands dead, two violent wars, one simmering guerilla campaign, one roiling international manhunt and billions spent in time, toil and treasure. Despite all this, the reality of the war against al Qaeda and their degenerate allies only hit home Sunday morning at approximately 1 a.m. The New York Times published a rather large […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Book signing and discussion with Cabinet member Andrew Cuomo 5 to 7 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom sponsored by College Democrats and GW Bookstore Friday Lecture and Book Signing: “My Brother’s Keeper: A Memoir and a Messege” by Amitai Etzioni, GW professor of Sociology 1:30 p.m. Gelman Library Saturday Colonials Weekend Welcome University President […]

Column: A possible path to peace

Few issues divide college campuses across the country, and even the world, the way the Israeli/Palestinian conflict does. The issue is so divisive that even within both the Jewish and Muslim communities there is vociferous debate and infighting on many basic issues. Because of this diversity of opinion, it is near impossible to find something […]

Greek Briefs

Alpha Phi holds Frisbee tournament The Alpha Phi sorority raised about $1,000 at its second annual ultimate Frisbee tournament, “Phisbee,” Saturday afternoon. Vice President of Marketing for Alpha Phi Jessica Altschul said nine fraternities donated $75 to participate in the three-hour competition at 23rd Street and Constitution Avenue. Two other fraternities did not participate but […]

GW in Brief

Women’s program displays alumni art Sculptures, paintings and photographs by former women’s leadership students will be on display at Eckles Library until Nov. 2 at the Mount Vernon Campus. The artwork on display was created by students in the International Arts and Culture cohort of the Elizabeth J. Somer’s Women’s leadership program, which is open […]

Poet headlines Honors Symposium

Nobel Prize-winning poet Derek Walcott spoke to more than 200 students about poetry in an “un-poetic age” last week, kicking off the University’s 25th Honors Symposium. “What is un-poetic about this age is brutality and conditioned indifference,” he said. “We can flip from a cereal ad to a famine in Africa on TV. Huge suffering […]

SA Notes

Senate upholds use of secret ballots The Student Association Senate defeated a bill which would have ended the practice of secret voting during Tuesday’s meeting. The bill, which required a two-thirds majority to pass, received 13 votes in favor, nine opposed and three abstentions. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Asher Corson (U-CCAS), proposed to “bring […]