November 13, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 28

Stories from the November 13, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

UPD finds cocaine in dorm

University Police officials said there is no evidence of widespread cocaine use on campus following the discovery of four grams of the drug in an International House room last week. Metropolitan Police arrested a male student at an unidentified off-campus location Friday for marijuana possession, according to a UPD crime report. Upon being informed of […]

Staff Editorial: Unsafe identities

A recent incident involving a physics professor placing student names, Social Security numbers and grades on an insecure Web site once again serves as a wake-up call to the potentially serious problem of identity theft. University administrators repeatedly point to the exorbitant cost of overhauling the system as a prohibitive factor in change. While officials […]

ESIA halts transfers

The Elliott School of International Affairs will add requirements for intra-University transfers this spring and refrain from accepting transfers until the end of the fall semester. ESIA administrators expected 450 incoming freshmen to enter the school this fall, but 500 ended up enrolling, said Hugh Agnew, ESIA associate dean for curriculum and student affairs. He […]

Column: Don’t patronize the South

It’s tough being a Democrat from the South, especially one from Texas. These past weeks it just became a little bit tougher. While the Democratic National Committee licks its wounds after a thrashing in the gubernatorial races, “Democratic” Senator Zell Miller (D.-Ga.) rushes from “Meet the Press” to the Rush Limbaugh show pretending he knows […]

Economy shows signs of improvement

Posted 9:30pm November 13 by Ilana Weinberg U-WIRE Washington Bureau The American economy has taken a large step towards recovery over the past month, as 126,000 new jobs were added, according to a report released last week by the U.S. Department of Labor. The unemployment rate fell from 6.1 to six percent in October, which […]

Column: Commies are the problem?

As an alumna of the GW, I was extremely concerned to read in The Washington Post that a GW junior named Doug had a sign that said “Go Home You Commies” at an anti-war march on October 25th. First, this is the type of slogan that is designed to turn off thinking (particularly critical thinking) […]

It’s not unsual…to have panties on the stage

Lisner Auditorium caught disco fever last week as 70s sex god Tom Jones took the stage. Jones’ seductive pelvic swivels and sultry vocals charmed his old-time fans and a handful of younger wannabe disco divas. The crowd erupted with cheers and female audience members swooned when Jones appeared in a studded blue shirt and sleek […]

Column: Dissent can definitely be patriotic

I think it is necessary to point out at few problems with Michael Lucinski’s column (“Dissent is not by definition patriotic,” Nov. 10, p. 4). To start with, I was astounded by Lucinski’s statement that people claiming “dissent is patriotic” do it because of a “discomfort (which) stems from their instinctive shrinking back from America’s […]

Duran Duran brings back the ’80s

In 15 or 20 years, will there be a band that brings the youth of 2003 together? A welcome back tour that will fill music clubs and concert halls and bring thousands of 38-year-olds together to jump and clap to the same beat? For those who came of age in the 1980s, that concert was […]

SJT chit chats with freshmen

Freshmen quizzed University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Tuesday night during a “fireside” chat in the Hippodrome for the annual Late Night with the President. The event was held specifically for freshmen, who submitted questions for Trachtenberg to their Community Facilitators prior to the event. Questions ranged from University policies to Trachtenberg’s thoughts on the 2004 […]