January 22, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 37

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

Greeks vie for lower Townhouse Row rates

Fraternity and sorority leaders are fighting to get lower Townhouse Row rent prices and expanded amenities next semester after several residents voiced financial concerns. Townhouse Row, which houses five sororities and three fraternities, costs each resident about $1,150 per month – tied with City Hall super doubles and super triples as the second most expensive […]

SJS cites fewer drug violations

Drug law violations decreased by more than 70 percent last semester, which University officials are attributing to the effectiveness of GW’s drug education programs. University Police officials also said for the first time that the University is no longer interested in purchasing a drug-sniffing dog talked about last summer. While Student Judicial Services cited 75 […]

Sec. Albright discusses new book at GW

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright criticized Bush foreign policy and discussed her new book, “Madam Secretary,” at the Elliott School of International Affairs building Tuesday. After the speech, about 100 people lined up to get signed copies of the book. “Since I left we have had problems with Iraq, stopped negotiating with North Korea, […]

GW Deli owner dies

When Leo Ambrogi opened the GW Delicatessen in 1945, Harry S. Truman had just taken office, the world’s first computer was still a few months away from completion and GW’s classroom buildings consisted of the Hall of Government and Lisner Auditorium. Ambrogi passed away Jan. 14, one day shy of his 96th birthday. “(Death is) […]

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 […]