November 13, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 28

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

Crime Log

Destruction 11/8 – Hall on Virginia Avenue – 3:10 a.m. – case closed University Police found that a male student had punched a hole in the eighth-floor ceiling. UPD concluded that the student was intoxicated and transported him to the hospital for treatment. Referred to Student Judicial Services Disorderly Conduct 11/8 – Public Space – […]

Staff Editorial: SMPA reevaluation

As part of the University’s overall strategic plan to improve school-wide academics, a task force is assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the School of Media and Public Affairs. At this point in the school’s 13-year history (from 1990 to 1995 the school was named the National Center of Communication Studies), it is appropriate to […]

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 […]