November 6, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 26

Stories from the November 6, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Law School joins suit

The GW Law School joined a coalition this week of professors and law schools suing the U.S. Defense Department for allegedly discriminating against gays. While law professors voted last month to become a member of the coalition – the Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights – the Law School’s membership became official this week when […]

Column: Alternative calendar still unclear

The proposed calendar changes developed by the Alternative Academic Calendar Study Group on June 3, 2003, have produced an explosion of debate and discussion regarding the future of our institution. In evaluating the progress that has been made thus far, researching the potential benefits and obstacles, we have come to the conclusion that only more […]

Ambassador questions war

Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson criticized President Bush for allegedly manipulating intelligence about Iraq’s nuclear weapons program to justify the U.S. invasion in a speech at GW Monday night. Wilson has been caught in a frenzy of controversy that began in the summer when he contradicted Bush’s claims that Iraq tried to purchase weapons-grade uranium […]

Letters to the Editor

Arabic improvement It is about time that GW expands its Arabic program (“GW may add Mid-East Programs,” Nov. 3, 2003). I took Arabic language classes at GW for three years and saw the numbers in my class increase significantly each year. By my senior year I, who had had just a couple of years of […]

Early Admission applications increase

Early Decision I applications are on the rise so far this year, following a 10-year trend of an increased overall applicant pool. Admissions officials counted 1,015 Early Decision I applications as of Wednesday compared to 890 at the same time last year. Although the deadline for Early Decision I was Nov. 1, officials are still […]

Forum: Lack of coverage

Is rebuilding Iraq worth spending $87 billion? When Gary Livacari suggested that we write on the White House leak, I panicked. There was a leak? I didn’t hear anything about it. Fortunately, though, I keep stacks of old newspapers in my room in desperate hopes that one day a fire burns down The Schenley, leaving […]

Toy gun scare has Capitol police reconsidering safety measures

Posted 5:20pm November 6 by Ilana Weinberg U-WIRE Washington Bureau U.S. Capitol Police are actively trying to recover from last Thursday’s embarrassing incident, in which two of Rep. John Shimkus’, R- Ill., staffers caused the Cannon House Office Building to go under lockdown after putting a toy gun through the X-ray machine. The incident caused […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Sumner Redstone, chairman and CEO of Viacom, to discuss the global media industry 6:30 p.m. Jack Morton Auditorium, Media and Public Affairs building Sponsored by the School of Business and Public Management GW and Sprint collect old cell phones 10 to 3 p.m. Kogan Plaza Sponsors include Alpha Phi Omega, the Student Association and […]

Staff Editorial: Forward, global thinking on education

The attacks of September 11 served as a focusing event that changed the ways in which many Americans see the world. The Arab street has become the central focus of U.S. foreign policy and increasingly the subject of debate and scrutiny. But experts on this region and its languages are few and far between, and […]