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.

Op-Ed: Representing the student body

On Dec. 3, 2002 the Student Association Senate passed “A Resolution expressing the Student Association’s support of enhancing and maintaining the U.S.-Israel relationship.” This resolution was based on a petition circulated on campus, which garnered more than a thousand signatures. The passage of this resolution sparked a passionate debate over many issues. After careful consideration […]

Staff editorial: No dice, GW

In the end it seems the distribution of townhouses in Townhouse Row was based on fair critique of applicants, but this is not the whole story. The last three Greek organizations to be granted a house were not notified until much later than the first five because the administration was involved in negotiations with at […]

Staff editorial: Resolutions for GW

It is 2003 and time to make a fresh start. To help the University start the new year off right, The Hatchet has compiled a list of the top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for GW to help address common student complaints. 10. Stop nickeling and diming students who pay so much in tuition already. Between […]

ESIA building remains closed

While faculty members initially planned on moving into the new Elliott School of International Affairs building over winter break, the facility remains under construction as classes begin Monday. Students will attend classes in other buildings across campus until the facility is completed, and officials said an end date for construction has not yet been determined. […]

Police arrest Lindy’s robber

A daring daylight burglary of Lindy’s Red Lion Wednesday led to the arrest of a Northeast man police say may be connected in a string of more than 40 District thefts over the past few months. A Lindy’s manager interrupted a robbery in progress Wednesday morning when he opened the restaurant at 7:30 a.m. The […]

Too good to be true

What does the penis say to the condom? Cover me, I am going in. Double click on a link to receive three trial issues of Maxim and earn points toward condoms. The consumer gets a few magazines and a few condoms – all free of charge. The advertiser receives publicity and some of the consumers’ […]

Taking shots with Trachtenberg

There’s an unofficial club here at GW that you won’t find on any list or Web site. Racquetball is the activity, but conversations and friendships are at its core. While the members range in age, ability and status, whoever participates is always treated as an equal. And this club will allow anyone to join … […]

From port to posh

The small shops and restaurants lining M and Wisconsin streets have helped establish Georgetown as one of D.C.’s most fashionable areas. The neighborhood has everything to satisfy expensive tastes-from fine dining, suits and leather jackets to $100-something Diesel jeans. But Georgetown has a history much longer than the lines in Banana Republic and has not […]

Students set up textbook swap

Junior Tim Calise says he has “always been an entrepreneur.” Matt Mandell, also a junior, says he is frustrated about exorbitant textbook prices and getting too little money back when he sells books to the bookstore. Put both GW students together in a residence hall room during summer 2002 and the result was VarsityText.com. Officially […]

Forum: U.S. immigration policy

From the Left: Equal rights in the workplace By Bernard Pollack In December the Atlanta Journal-Constitution told the story of Yoner Tejada, an immigrant from Guatemala, who found himself a home in Atlanta as an undocumented worker. Like millions who risk their lives to enter the United States he sought the American dream – the […]