February 14, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 45

Stories from the February 14, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Around Campus: Briefs

RHA prepares to auction lottery numbers The Residence Hall Association will host the annual “Martha’s Marathon” auction and fundraiser Feb. 22. The event, which starts at 7 p.m., will take place in the Hippodrome and offer students a chance to bid on housing selection numbers two through 10. The purpose of the auction, which began […]

GW popularity influenced tuition hike

GW’s growing popularity is one reason for the unusually large tuition increase, budget officials said. Assistant Vice President for Finance Don Boselovic said three factors drive tuition up each year: application trends, prices of competing schools and new programs. GW received 16,000 applications this year as of last month, 15 percent more than last year. […]

INS detains possible GW student

A man identified as a possible GW student was arrested Monday night at the Pentagon for falsely identifying himself and is being held for immigration violations, according to court records. The man, whose United Arab Emirates passport identifies him as 23-year-old Sultan Rashed Sultan Jasmon Alzaabi, was riding in a tow truck on an off-limits […]

GW housing selection to remain online

GW’s housing lottery will remain online, and students will not be able to pick specific rooms, Housing Services announced this week. Unlike previous years when students were able to choose their exact rooms, Housing Services Director Andrew Sonn said students this year will select buildings and room sizes into the Banner Web system and receive […]

V-Day Guide: Where did all the cowgirls go?

There is one word for the girls Lauren Silva describes: shallow. While those girls are out stuffing their push-up bras and trying to pretend they have better things to do than AOL Instant Messenger, thoughtful guys like me are trying to hold on to that last bastion of hope that not all girls at Dream […]

GW suspends contract with cap company

GW suspended its contract with popular sportswear company New Era Monday after students brought to light accusations of unfair labor practices. The Progressive Student Union led a protest Monday against New Era Cap Co., which carried the GW logo on caps in the GW Bookstore. In addition to its ties the University, New Era is […]

V-Day Guide: They’re out partying

I’d like to see Sarah Jessica Parker in a steel cage match with Vince Vaughn. I give it about five seconds before the so-called “swinger” is screaming for mercy and “Carrie” is cleaning the blood off her alligator-skin Mohink Blanc pumps. That is to say, Trevor Martin, and all of your kind, you think you […]

Greek policies split groups

While the Greek-letter system at GW remains largely segregated, fraternity and sorority members explained that the differences between black and white organizations lie not in skin color but tradition and custom. “(Black organizations) were founded in a time that wasn’t conducive to African Americans, and that’s why we take our organizations so seriously, because we […]

V-Day Guide: Mixing it up on Valentine’s Day

Hey fellas, if your girl wants to get buck wild, then go back and hit her up style. Thursday is Valentine’s Day and rather than bore you with my take on the holiday (see the Feb.12, 2001 Hatchet), I’ve decided to offer a little practical advice to the lucky ones who have a Valentine, but […]

V-Day Guide: Dating a cadaver

With Valentine’s Day here and no one to call my own for the 18th year in a row, I have decided that it is high time I change my plan of attack. Buying myself boxes of chocolate has lost its charm, and letters from secret admirers don’t titillate when they arrive in your own handwriting. […]