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.

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 […]

Students face file-sharing lawsuits

GW community members are being targeted in the recording industry’s latest wave of lawsuits against online file-sharers. The Recording Industry Association of America announced Tuesday that it will bring legal action against an unidentified number of GW students and staff in its effort to curb illegal file-sharing on networks such as KaZaA. Students could face […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Campaign rally with Sen. John Kerry and former Virginia Governor Howard Dean 10:30 a.m. Kogan Plaza Student Leaders Date Auction 8 p.m. Hippodrome “Transformations in 21st Century Religio-Ethnic Identity: The Comparative Case of U.S. and Israeli Jews” 3:30 to 5 p.m. Marvin Center room 309 Friday Women’s History Month Lecture Speaker Cassandra Chandler, assistant […]