October 30, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 24

Stories from the October 30, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus Calendar

Thursday Rocky Horror Picture Show $5 midnight Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Same time and place Saturday Sponsored by Forbidden Planet Productions Deepavali Hindu New Year celebration Religious service – 7 p.m., Marvin Center rooms 413/414 Speaker – 8 p.m., Marvin Center room 301 Vegetarian dinner – 9 p.m., Marvin Center rooms 307/309 Sponsored by Satyam […]

Romanian president receives honor

Romanian President H.E. Ion Iliescu received the University President’s Medal Monday and said his country was committed to the reconstruction of Iraq. GW awarded the medal to Iliescu for his commitment to democracy and human rights. The President’s Medal, first awarded by GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg in 1988, is the highest honor the president […]

Inadequate science facilities plague research, faculty hiring

Science students are using some of the oldest, most inadequate classrooms on campus, and administrators say renovations and new facilities are at least eight years away. Michael King, chemistry department chair, said the science departments are more engaged in research than in the past but the University has run out of laboratory space to accommodate […]

Crime Log

Assault 10/26 – Public Space – open case Three unidentified individuals tried to remove a delivery person’s scooter from the street. The male delivery person confronted the individuals, and one individual proceeded to push him in the chest with a University Police officer standing nearby. The individuals fled the scene upon seeing the officer. Disorderly […]

Street safety concerns UPD

The University formed a committee this week to explore ways to make the 2100 block of H Street safer after a car struck a student there late last month. While the student sustained no serious injuries, the accident highlighted the potential dangers posed by a street that experiences a high volume of pedestrian and vehicular […]

Greek Briefs

Students “imprisoned” for charity The Alpha Delta Pi sorority will host its second annual “Jail n’ Bail” fundraiser Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as a part of this year’s Greek Week. Students can pay $3 to have their friends handcuffed to sorority members. Participants then report to Kogan Plaza to beg passersby for […]

Students rally against assault

Speakers at Wednesday night’s Take Back the Night event stressed that all people are susceptible to sexual assault and domestic violence. The annual event, sponsored by the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, is a rally against sexual violence. More than 60 students and area residents assembled in Kogan Plaza to read literature, hear speakers and march […]

SA, students criticize SSN usage

The Student Association is taking preliminary steps this week to advocate its position against the University’s use of Social Security numbers as a primary form of student identification. SA President Kris Hart said he is encouraging students to request randomly generated identification numbers from the Office of the Registrar to replace Social Security numbers, which […]

Report to say administration overstated threat

Posted 6:05pm November 1 by Aaron Huertas U-WIRE Washington Bureau The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is planning to release a report concerning pre-war intelligence gathering in Iraq that is critical of the intelligence community for overstating the weapons of mass destruction threat and links between Saddam Hussein and terrorist groups, congressional sources told the […]

NAACP leader promotes activism

Kweisi Mfume, president and chief executive officer of the NAACP, urged students to get involved in the affirmative action and civil rights movements in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Wednesday night. Mfume said that universities should foster social activism. “They don’t exist just to give you a degree, they exist to get you to think,” […]