December 4, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 32

Stories from the December 4, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Bill investigates textbook prices

Several lawmakers are calling for an investigation of the college textbook industry, claiming that high textbook prices are becoming a financial burden for students. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) introduced legislation last month that would trigger a Congressional investigation into the average amount of money students spend on textbooks and the average cost of producing a […]

The Bar Belle: Hell

2327 18th St. N.W. Carded: yep, but only after being coaxed in by bouncers Cover: nope Dress: Adams Morgan trash Specials: None Finals period is hell. Your brain is fried, your body is exhausted, and while Thanksgiving break was supposed to be full of rest and relaxation, the days off only yielded more stress – […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 11/21 – Guthridge Hall 12:05 a.m. – case closed University Police responding to a possible fight discovered four students in a verbal argument about where to move a table. The students resolved the issue among themselves. 11/18 – Ross Hall case closed A female employee became “loud and disorderly” when she was asked […]

GW to expand wireless internet access

The University will respond to student demands for expanded wireless access next semester by creating more “hot spots” around campus. A student survey conducted by the Student Association this fall reported that 60 percent of students said having wireless access was important or somewhat important to them. Last year, in a similar survey, a majority […]

Selling GW through ads

In the next few months, GW graduate Jose Hernandez-Rebollar’s face will be plastered around the city. Hernandez-Rebollar, who invented a glove that translates sign language into spoken English as a graduate student in engineering, will be featured in advertisements promoting GW’s graduate programs. The University has been creating magazine, newspaper, radio and television ads to […]

EMeRG receives late allocations

EMeRG received its initial allocation of $6,600 Nov. 23 following more than six weeks of lobbying and petitions to the Student Association. The amount is a 10 percent increase above the allocation the group received last year. Student Association President Kris Hart said EMeRG completed and submitted its allocation request on time but the SA […]

Column: SA: reform first

The Student Association will be asking students to approve a referendum to increase the student fee by 100 percent. Although I support holding the referendum, I am finding it difficult to justify giving more money to the SA. Students deserve an opportunity to raise their student fee, but first, they deserve a reformed SA. Two […]

D.C. residents support smoking ban

Sixty percent of District residents support an indoor smoking ban, according to a poll released in anticipation of a Wednesday D.C. City Council hearing during which a ban was debated. The telephone poll, conducted by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, surveyed approximately 500 randomly selected voters, The Washington Post reported. Thirty-five percent of people surveyed […]

TAs, profs drop union efforts

Graduate teaching assistants and adjunct professors have abandoned plans for unionization this semester following more than two years of discussion and efforts. The groups discussed unionizing with United Auto Workers in February to rally for more competitive salaries and benefits, according to past Hatchet articles. Rallying efforts were sporadic for about two years prior to […]