November 13, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 28

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

Malvo pleads ‘not guilty’ to capital murder

Posted 9:35pm November 13 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau As the prosecution rested its case against sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad, co-defendant Lee Boyd Malvo entered a plea of “not guilty” before Judge Jane Marum Roush in Chesapeake, Va., Monday, for the slaying of FBI analyst Linda Franklin outside a Home Depot store on […]

Letters to the Editor

SJT and J Street I found myself fuming after attending the annual “Late Night with the President” with my residents Tuesday evening in the Hippodrome. Full of his usual disgrace and unwitting jokes, a jolly University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg answered questions from this year’s freshman class. The freshmen, with painted faces and pom-poms, probably […]

Journalists discuss Watergate

Washington Post editor Bob Woodward talked about his investigation of the Watergate scandal and his new book on the Bush administration at Monday night’s “Kalb Report.” Calling Woodward “an institution, even an industry,” moderator Marvin Kalb prodded him about the identity of “Deepthroat,” the White House official who helped then-Post reporters Woodward and Carl Bernstein […]

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 […]