March 29, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 54

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

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 kjb@jiaponline.org 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 […]

Music executives support file-sharing suits

Record industry executives defended the practice of suing file-sharers to curb the illegal downloading of music and movies at GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday night. The panel, part of an Honors Symposium on digital piracy, came several days after a music industry trade group announced it would bring legal action against an unspecified number of […]

GW in brief

Student wins “GW’s strongest man” competition Law student Nick Maceus took the title of “GW’s strongest man” Sunday morning after a five-event contest. Maceus won an airline ticket to anywhere in the United States. Maceus and three other students – sophomores Adam Nichols and Daniel Harlow and law student Lenwood Faullon – partook in the […]

Book Review: Author spins religion in best-selling thriller

With “The Da Vinci Code” becoming a worldwide obsession, readers are hungrily grasping for more clandestine controversy and mystical plot. Dan Brown, the highly praised author of the country’s No. 1 bestseller, has done it again. Or rather, he already did it. Virtually unknown until the rapid success of his latest novel, Brown is the […]

GW creates neighbor complaint plan

Seeking to improve its relationship with Foggy Bottom residents, the University recently revamped mechanisms for dealing with complaints about off-campus student behavior. In addition to improving its ability to track, record and respond to residents’ grievances, GW also stepped up its efforts to inform them about ways to register their complaints. Under the new system, […]