March 29, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 54

Stories from the March 29, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

MPD arrests students at Marvin Center protest

Posted 10:09 p.m., Monday, March 29 — Metropolitan Police arrested nine GW students who occupied the Marvin Center’s Great Hall Monday afternoon to drum up support for workers’ rights. At 1 p.m., demonstrators began setting up tents and announced that they would occupy the lobby until GW administrators adopted a new code of conduct for […]

Sophomore drowns in Tidal Basin

Metropolitan Police are investigating the apparent drowning of a male GW sophomore in the Tidal Basin late Saturday night. Friends remembered Philip Augustin, 20, a Crawford Hall resident, as a talented free-style rapper who always had a smile on his face. “He was a really well-respected kid around campus,” said sophomore Ryan Smith, who roomed […]

Column: Working the streets

I cannot believe that I am at this point in my life. It sure is a swift kick in the ass. What is this point and what is “it”? Well, the point is that time in one’s life when he must either find a job or end up living in a refrigerator box. “It” is […]

Editorial: A grieving campus

This has been a trying semester for the GW community. Mourning the loss of four of its members in only a few short months has thrust inherently painful, adult issues and emotions on our campus community. Many other colleges and universities across the country have been dealing with equally tragic circumstances on their own campuses. […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Senior Class Celebration Free food and beverages 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Marvin Center third floor terrace and Grand Ballroom “The Disintegration of Japan: Fallout from Economic Restructuring” 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. 1957 E Street room 503 RSVP to Tuesday Sen. John Kerry Volunteer Information Session Marissa Hopkins, college representative for the Kerry campaign, […]

Dispute could delay prof. union advances

A discrepancy in the number of adjunct professors teaching at GW may prevent faculty from forming a union unless more professors sign a petition supporting the move. Union organizers, who are looking to bring Service Employees International Union 500 to campus, must show evidence of support from at least 30 percent of part-time faculty members […]

Gambling addiction

Almost 11.1 million young people in the United States and Canada are addicted to gambling, according to research conducted by Harvard University in 1997. Compulsive gambling is a serious problem, but as with other addictions, there are many resources available to those who need help. Gamblers Anonymous has compiled the following 20 questions to help […]

Group fights for wind power

Despite pressure from students for the University to start using wind power, officials said last week that GW has no plans to utilize the renewable power source. Earlier this semester, Free the Planet, GW’s environmental activist student organization, launched a campaign to encourage the University to adopt 5 percent of its energy from renewable wind […]

Letters to the Editor: EMDA reaction

A strong program It’s been almost a year since I graduated from GW’s electronic media program, and I’m sad to see that the ridiculous task force has finally come out and said what EMda students and faculty have been sensing for years: “We don’t give a damn about you.” This panel consisted of political communication […]

The Help Line

Q. I’m a freshman, and I live in a quad. One of my roommates keeps eating my food and using my laundry detergent, but I’m not sure which one. In any case, when I come back to my room a couple of apples or yogurts will be gone, or a just-opened bag of cookies will […]