December 8, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 33

Stories from the December 8, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Column: Workers rights are human rights

In the fall of 2001, facing pervasive harassment from management including threats to their immigration status, sexual abuse and intimidation as well as ethnic and racial slurs, workers at a small bakery tried to form a union for their facility. The company responded by firing workers engaged in the campaign and with further sexual harassment […]

Battle of the sexes

Question: I’ve been single for a while now and I’m really starting to get impatient. I don’t like dancing, however, and I never really feel comfortable in bars or at large parties. Are there any other really good ways to meet women in D.C.? Chick: As a girl who never fails to compliment someone’s cute […]

Brief: IFC elects new president

The Interfraternity Council elected Ben Block, a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi, as its new president Thursday. The IFC is the governing board of on-campus fraternities and is made up of members of the various organizations. Block, a junior, will be taking over for outgoing president Norman Pentelovitch, a member of Kappa Sigma. The election […]

From the left: Only one touchdown

There is one aspect of football that always fascinates me the few times I watch it. No matter how badly the team is getting beat, a player will always celebrate a touchdown as if he just saved the game. While pretending to enjoy a football game this Thanksgiving, I couldn’t help thinking about Republicans when […]


The latest in technology is always a popular gift for the holidays. While you might not be able to afford that $3,000 plasma television, there are plenty of price-conscious options available. Cell phones &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspSprint – Samsung VGA1000 picture phone, $259.99 &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspVerizon – LG VX4400, $99 &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspAT&T – Nokia 3650 camera phone, $299.99 &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspT-Mobile – Sony […]

Intramural Roundup

Floor hockey nears completion The 2003 Floor Hockey league opened its playoffs Friday with men’s quarterfinal action that saw no game decided by more than three goals. Monday’s games include the women’s and men’s semifinals, with the league championships for men’s, women’s and co-rec set for Tuesday. Blowouts mark basketball finals The fall 3-on-3 basketball […]

ESIA concentration cut stirs concern

A semester after the Elliott School of International Affairs cut its international media and communications concentration, students and professors said GW suffered an unfortunate loss. The concentration combined ESIA and School of Media and Public Affairs classes and was the only program of its kind at GW. Students took classes including Media and Foreign Policy, […]

Quick Gifts

For the folks: Tie for Dad or wrap for Mom from Banana Republic For the siblings: Scarf, gloves and socks from H&M For the chef: Cookbook and kitchen gadget from Williams-Sonoma For the sweet-tooth: Assortment of fine chocolates from Lindts For the spa-goer: Kiehls hand cream from Saks For the significant other: Wool or cashmere […]

Club Roundup

Kendo takes first at Cornell The Kendo club A-team took first place at Cornell University’s 4th Annual Kendo Tournament Nov. 15 and 16. At the All Hallows Tournament the next week, Summerlin Walker was promoted to Nidan and the status of instructor, while Jaewoo Kim was promoted to Sandan. Club Vice President Matt Mihalich said […]

Officials aim to curb cheating

Most GW classrooms feature a black and gold plaque on the wall warning students that “The right answer comes from you.” The signs were put there to make students think twice about cheating, plagiarizing or turning in work that is not theirs. Tim Terpstra, director of the Office of Academic Integrity, said that of the […]