November 20, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 30

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

Greek Briefs

Beta Theta Pi offers scholarship The Beta Theta Pi fraternity will award a $500 scholarship next semester to a male unaffiliated with a Greek-letter organization. The application deadline is Dec. 31. Beta Theta Pi President Zachary Babcock said there are “no ultra-specific criteria” but that the fraternity is “looking for someone who is a strong […]

Reporting assassination: Book looks into eyewitness accounts of JFK

Journalists gathered at the National Press Club Monday to promote a new book on the assassination of President Kennedy and share their recollections 40 years after he was killed. CBS Chief Washington and Capitol Hill correspondent Bob Schieffer moderated the discussion, which featured ABC News Washington correspondent Bob Clark, former Westinghouse White House correspondent Sid […]

SA suggests fee hike

Students will be asked to vote this February on whether to increase the $1 per credit hour Student Association fee after the Senate passed legislation Tuesday. The SA currently collects $1 per credit hour from graduate and undergraduate students each semester, up to 15 credits. The legislation passed proposes raising the fee to $2 per […]

Cinema Sinner: The Backyard

To enjoy this film with your date: Clothes: Austin 3:16 shirts Food: Whatever you can eat with a few teeth missing Music: Marilyn Mason’s “The Fight Song” What is it with you people? A sea of Yankees and Red Sox hats were all I saw for a few weeks. Now, it’s football and basketball team […]

MPD detains LaRouche supporter

Metropolitan Police officers questioned Lyndon LaRouche supporters who were using megaphones to urge people to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney as they drove through campus Monday. MPD temporarily detained one campaigner, who later identified himself as Alex Getachew, for allegedly making disparaging remarks about police officers. “He was attempting to breach the peace and I […]


In “Aramark sees business drop” (Nov. 17, p. 1), The Hatchet incorrectly stated that Robert Chernak, SASS senior vice president, said officials are considering a transition to a single food service provider. He said J Street was scheduled for renovations in a few years and accommodations could be made if necessary for retail providers. Clarifications […]

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 […]