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.

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,” […]

Democrats debate in Detroit

Posted 6:10pm November 1 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau The nine Democratic presidential candidates took the stage again Sunday night in a debate sponsored by Fox News and the Congressional Black Caucus in Detroit. The lively debate probed the presidential hopefuls with important questions regarding the current situation faced by the United States in […]

Men run in drag race

Glitter, feathers and brightly colored wigs turned Dupont Circle into a sea of vibrancy Tuesday night as scores of men put on mascara to compete in the 17th annual High Heel Race. Despite a light drizzle, thousands of people lined 17th Street between P and R streets to watch drag queens gallop down the street, […]