January 13, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 38

Stories from the January 13, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

UPD officer killed in car crash

University Police Officer Dustin Boothe, 23, of Beltsville, Md., was killed Dec. 15 in a motor vehicle accident in Laurel, Md., in Prince George’s County. Boothe, who had served with UPD since July 2002, is remembered as dedicated and well-liked by fellow officers. “He was a sharp kid and he will really be missed,” UPD […]

SA Pres. vetoes US-Israel bill

Student Association President Phil Robinson vetoed a Senate bill supporting a U.S.-Israel relationship Dec. 9. After the controversial legislation caused heated debate among senators and students, dozens of students approached the SA concerning the bill, and the sponsor of the resolution called for its veto. Robinson said he vetoed the bill because he wants to […]

UPD nabs thief in garage sting operation

A thief believed to be responsible for more than 50 thefts of items including laptops, electronics and money was caught in an elaborate sting operation by the University Police just before winter break. UPD’s Special Operations Unit executed the sting on Dec. 17 in the University Parking Garage at 21st and H streets. They arrested […]

GW announces last Greek Village spots

University officials announced the names of the last three Greek-letter organizations to receive spots in Townhouse Row Dec. 18 after attempts to swap property with fraternities that already own houses fell through. The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and the Alpha Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma sororities each signed nine-month leases for 24-bed houses in the […]

Around Campus

GW welcomes students back with events Several campus organizations are hosting events as part of Winter Welcome Week this week. Activities include: *Hypnotist Keith Karkut, Tuesday at 8 p.m. Get hypnotized at the Mount Vernon Hand Chapel. *Totally ’80s Movie Night, Thursday at 7 and 9 p.m. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off will be shown in […]

Around DC

Metro talks fare increase Metro riders may see a cost increase of up to 60 cents in the coming year as the mass transit system struggles to deal with a $48 billion budget shortfall and decreased ridership. Metro Chief Executive Richard White called for an increase in rail fare in the wake of the sluggish […]

Men drop first two A-10 games, fall below .500

The GW men’s basketball team struggled out of the gate in the new year, dropping its first two Atlantic 10 games at Temple and La Salle. After a 6-5 start in non-conference play, the Colonials stumbled through a Philadelphia road trip, losing to the Owls 68-65 last Sunday and falling to the Explorers 67-49 Saturday […]

Around the Nation

Rumsfeld doubles troop presence in Gulf The Pentagon ordered more than 60,000 troops to the Persian Gulf last week, doubling the U.S. presence in the region and increasing speculation that the country could be at war in less than a month. The move is part of an ongoing troop deployment that would position the country […]

Out of Bounds: Men’s basketball game notes

Junior point guard Darnell Miller injured his wrist last month and is expected to miss the rest of the season. Miller averaged less than one point per game in nearly 12 minutes per game before suffering the injury. Senior Chris Monroe leads the Colonials and the Atlantic 10 in scoring at 20.8 points per game. […]

Women turn streak around for conference play

Winter break was truly a tale of two teams for the GW women’s basketball team, and, appropriately, it was the best of times and it was the worst of times for head coach Joe McKeown. He saw the Colonials (8-5, 3-0 Atlantic 10) drop their first four road games over break, marking the first time […]