March 25, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 53

Stories from the March 25, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Alumnus dies in N.Y. fire

A GW alumnus perished in a fire in his parents’ Long Island home Friday. Mark Bernetti, who graduated in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in history, was the only member of his family to die in the blaze. Friends of Bernetti remember a man who loved life and lived each moment to its fullest. “Many […]

Spring Break in Review: Students face Madrid bombing, Kerry speaks at GW

Sen. Kerry speaks at GW Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry called for a military family bill of rights in a speech at GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium last Wednesday. Kerry is also set to speak alongside former Vermont Governor Howard Dean at a campaign rally in Kogan Plaza Thursday morning. Addressing a standing room crowd of […]

Munson Hall bomb scare causes evacuation

A pipe bomb scare led Metropolitan and University Police to evacuate Munson Hall and cordon off several campus streets for about a half an hour Monday night. At 10:15 p.m., UPD officers found what they thought was a pipe bomb in the plastic bag of a black male in the basement of the University Parking […]

SMPA task force looks to cut EMDA major

A School of Media and Public Affairs report released last week recommended phasing out the electronic media major and offering only two majors – either political communication or journalism and mass media with various concentrations. An implementation committee, consisting of nine faculty members and professionals, will consider whether to use suggestions made by a task […]

Media students travel to London

GW sent its first Living and Learning Community abroad this spring break, allowing 18 freshmen to study international media in England. The Press Room community, which studies different types of media, spent the week visiting various news organizations and tourist attractions. Students toured London’s “The Daily Telegraph” newspaper, the Independent Television News – which owns […]

Armed robbers strike GW area

Armed robbers held up a student and local restaurant Sunday night in separate incidents that Metropolitan Police officials said appear to be unrelated. A male sophomore was the victim of a robbery at the corner of 21st Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, according to a University Police crime report. At about 10:35 p.m., a black male […]

Birth control advocates rally on campus

Student activists gathered in Kogan Plaza Monday afternoon to call for easier access to emergency contraception at colleges nationwide The event recognized Back Up Your Birth Control Day, a national effort to make emergency contraception pills more accessible. The pills may reduce the risk of pregnancy if taken up to 120 hours after sexual intercourse, […]

Crime log

Burglary II 3/20 – Crawford Hall open case A female student reported that her laptop was stolen from her room during spring break. Disorderly Conduct 3/18 – Gelman Library 7:56 p.m. – case closed A male alumnus became “irate” after library staff asked him to produce identification. Referred to Student Judicial Services 3/11 – City […]

New York protestors march against war

NEW YORK -Thousands of protesters marched through Manhattan Saturday, calling for the withdrawal of foreign armies from Iraq a year after American-led troops invaded the country. The rally and march were organized by ANSWER – Act Now to Stop War and End Racism – and United for Peace and Justice as part of a global […]

Senate to begin training

The primarily new Student Associate Senate will undergo intense training in the coming weeks to prepare for its transition in April. Although senators typically have some training, Anyah Dembling, executive vice president-elect, said she plans to make the process more formalized this year. As EVP, Dembling is responsible for leading the Senate. “I think it’s […]