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.

Column: Skewed primary system

Twenty minutes. Twenty minutes is all that separates my home in Nebraska from the momentary epicenter of the political world, Iowa. Iowa’s caucus is the first contest between the parities’ candidates for president. The voters of Iowa and New Hampshire, home to the first state primary, have disproportionate power in choosing the candidates for president. […]

Staff editorial: Students at risk for identity theft

According to the Federal Trade Commission, 27.3 million Americans have been victims of identity theft in the past five years. Identity theft occurs when someone uses personal information such as one’s name, Social Security number or credit card number without permission to commit fraud or other crimes. The University’s use of Social Security numbers for […]

Letters to the Editor

Act of cowardice The Oct. 27 editorial encouraging the law school to try to thwart military recruiting on campus (“An act of great courage,” p. 4), failed to consider the true ramifications of such action. We, as citizens of the United States, owe certain duties to our country, including serving our nation. The Law School […]

Bar Belle: Garrett’s

3003 M St. N.W. Carded: at the door Cover: nope Dress: whatever works for you Specials: Vary throughout the week, but the best are $1.50 Bud and Bud Light drafts on Wednesdays and $2 Pennsylvania Beer Night on Thursdays. Belle Rating: 2.5 belles In regards to my absence last week, I apologize. I was busy […]

SA Notes

Senate overlooks student group SA President Kris Hart announced Tuesday that the initial allocation request for EMeRG, the student-run emergency medical service, was lost somewhere in the legislative process. Hart said University Police Department officials informed him on Monday that EMeRG was not receiving SA funding, which is normally about $7,000. Hart resolved the issue […]

Varsity Roundup

Water Polo wins one of four at East-West Invite The GW men’s water polo team finished the East Meets West Invite with a 1-3 record last weekend at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Co. The Colonials’ (8-12) sole victory of the tournament came against Chapman University in their third match with a […]

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 […]