November 20, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 30

Stories from the November 20, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

TWA Flight 800 moves to GW

More than seven years after TWA Flight 800 exploded over the Long Island Sound, a section of the aircraft’s fuselage is being reassembled at GW’s Virginia campus. The National Transportation Safety Board Academy, located on the Ashburn, Va., campus, will use a 93-foot piece of the plane to demonstrate crash investigation techniques. Officials from GW’s […]

Aramark lays off workers, cuts venue hours

Food service provider Aramark shortened some dining venue hours and changed workers’ hours and positions this week, officials said. Students from the Progressive Student Union and other groups are rallying around the workers, with a demonstration planned for Friday. Aramark District Manager Kim Davis said Aramark has laid off workers but declined to give a […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s squash upset No. 20 Stanford The GW men’s squash team finished 3-2 at the U.S. Naval Academy this weekend, including an upset of the 20th ranked (College Squash Association preseason poll) Stanford Cardinal. The 25th ranked Colonials beat the Cardinal 5-4 when sophomore Ben Hoefs won eight straight points to take the fifth and […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 11/15 – Parking Garage 3:43 p.m. – case closed A female indicated that a parking attendant called her a “bitch.” Referred to the parking department 11/12 – Fulbright Hall 2 p.m. – case closed A male student at a Student Judicial Services hearing became loud and confrontational. He complied with officials’ request to […]

Quigley’s future uncertain

University officials said they are still unsure what will occupy the Quigley’s building nine months after the geography department vacated it. The two-story building is located at 21st and G streets across from the University Police Department. Although plans for Quigley’s are still in the conceptual phase, officials said they would consult the Student Association […]

Column: Qualified free speech

A previous editorial in the Hatchet spoke quite definitively about the constitutional rights to speech and assembly (“Commies are the problem?” Nov. 13, p. 4); these rights are not as definite as that writer would like to believe. In fact they’re as open to interpretation and public judgment as any other government statement, even more […]

U.S. speeds up granting Iraq sovereignty

Posted 9:57pm November 20 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau The Iraqi Governing Council and the U.S. occupation authority agreed on terms Saturday for the speedy end to the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq by mid-2004. Returning to Baghdad after a two-day trip to Washington, D.C., Chief U.S. Administrator, Paul Bremer, received a positive response as […]

GW launches voting drive

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry rallied students to vote Wednesday in the Marvin Center, launching a University campaign to get all students to register to vote for the 2004 presidential election. Following Barry’s speech, about 100 students “stormed” freshman residence halls to register voters. Barry said 18- to 24-year-old voters facilitated his victory in 1994. […]

Staff Editorial: Proposed raise

Next semester the Student Association will hold a referendum on whether to raise the $1 per-credit-hour activities fee to two dollars. While the current $1 fee is leaving student groups under-funded, both the timing and size of the increase is a serious cause for concern. Currently, the fee generates about $450,000 per year. These funds […]

Sniper suspect found guilty

Posted 10:02pm November 20 by Jane Black U-WIRE Washington Bureau Convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad now faces a possible death sentence for the 23 day shooting spree that left 10 people dead and three wounded in the Washington, D.C., area last fall. He was convicted of killing civil engineer Dean H. Myers on Oct. 9, […]