January 22, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 37

Stories from the January 22, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Students file suit over D.C. underage drinking policies

Several D.C. college students recently filed a class-action lawsuit against the city, claiming that Metropolitan Police unlawfully arrested them for underage drinking. Carol Bruce, an attorney with the D.C. law office Tighe Patton Armstrong Teasdale, said MPD’s practice of arresting underage drinkers goes against a 1997 city statute that decriminalized underage consumption and possession of […]

Crime Log

Harassment 1/15 – off campus case closed A male University staff member made lewd phone calls to a female outside GW. Referred to department Indecent Exposure 1/16 – Thurston Hall 1:25 a.m. – open case Two male students were seen running naked through the seventh floor hallway. Threats 1/17 – off campus case closed Metropolitan […]

Pres. Bush focuses on war, economy, during annual address

President George W. Bush touted the capture of Saddam Hussein and a resurgent U.S. economy in his annual State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday night. About three miles away in the Hippodrome, more than 100 students at a pizza party sponsored by the College Republicans had mixed reactions to the hour-long speech. After […]

UPD finds large quantity of marijuana in Guthridge

Metropolitan Police are investigating a male student after University Police discovered 39 packaged grams of marijuana in his Guthridge Hall room last week. UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said the quantity of marijuana seized, about 1.5 ounces, and other evidence found in the student’s room led UPD to conclude that he intended to sell the drugs. […]

City clears GW Hospital of charges

District investigators have cleared the GW Hospital of charges that it tried to refuse treatment last year to a black woman, University officials announced Tuesday. The D.C. Department of Health found no evidence that the hospital’s emergency room attempted to close its doors in October to a 97-year-old Anacostia woman suffering from diabetic shock. The […]

Law School prof discusses coalition, discrimination

A GW Law School professor met with students Tuesday to discuss the school’s recent joining of a coalition fighting for gay rights. The Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights, an alliance of several American law schools and professors suing the Department of Defense. FAIR claims the 1994 Solomon Amendment, which withholds federal funding from universities […]

U-Wire Fall 2003

Louisiana Democrat could be youngest in Congress Posted 4:30pm December 15 Bush defends foreign policy on London visit Posted 10:37am December 2 Congress passes Medicare overhaul Posted 10:28am December 2 Republicans call for votes on Bush judicial nomiations Posted 10:11pm November 20 Kerry tries to regain spot as front-runner Posted 10:00pm November 20 Malvo please […]

Actors perform pro-choice theater

Pro-choice students gathered in the Marvin Center Tuesday to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. The monumental decision legalized abortion throughout the country. About 75 students attended “Words of Choice,” a theater piece that featured three D.C. actors performing 12 short plays. The plays, which approached the issue […]

D.C. native and hardcore legend

In the late ’70s Henry Rollins made his name known as front man of the memorable punk band Black Flag. From there what began to unfold was the development of an international persona recognized first and foremost for his genuine and unadulterated rage against society’s hypocrisies and downfalls. After Black Flag he founded The Rollins […]

BREAKING NEWS: Officials debate school closure

Posted: Sunday, Jan. 25, 10 p.m. — University officials are currently meeting to decide whether to close GW Monday after snow started falling at about 7 p.m. Several D.C. and Virginia schools, including Georgetown Prep and public schools in Alexandria, Va., announced closures throughout the evening, according to WJLA. Stay tuned to www.gwhatchet.com as details […]