January 21, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 40

Stories from the January 21, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Organizers raise funds for MLK statue for Mall

Washington residents will witness an historical groundbreaking in November, when officials plan to dedicate a new memorial on the National Mall to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Nobel laureate and slain civil rights leader will be the first black and non-president person to be honored in such a way. Titled “The Man, […]

Takin’ to the streets

D.C. Diary Anti-War Protests The Capitol building 11 a.m. I’m late for the start of the protests, so I take a cab to the Capitol in order to make it on time. Looking out the window during the ride, I read the posters carried by the arriving protesters. Some are relatively tame – drawings of […]

Williams named provost

In order to ensure proper oversight with an increasing number of off-campus commitments, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg tapped top medical administrator Dr. John “Skip” Williams as University provost earlier this month. The first provost in 14 years, Williams will oversee the offices of communication and governmental, international and corporate affairs as well as handling […]

Letter: No easy task

Although David Kay makes some accurate points in his article “An Idea for Peace in the Middle East,” (Jan. 16, p. 4) his scope is myopic and he does not seem to understand the conflict in its entirety. I agree with Kay’s assessment of the illegitimacy of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza, […]

Around Campus

14th Grade holds auditions, seeks actors and crew Auditions for 14th Grade Productions’ performance of “Deathtrap,” Ira Levin’s classic thriller, will take place Wednesday and Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. in Marvin Center room 404. Casting will include three male and two female roles. Crew members and a fight scene choreographer are also needed. […]

Men’s basketball analysis: Freshmen fall short to bigger Flyers

The Colonials needed help on the offensive end from their six-man tandem of freshman forwards Saturday night, but the rookies offered little production and shot a combined four-for-19 from the field. With four upperclassmen in the starting lineup and six players weighing in at over 200 pounds, Dayton took advantage of experience and strength in […]

Around the Nation

Bush weighs in on affirmative action The Bush administration last Thursday said race should not be a deciding factor in the college admissions process, calling the approach unconstitutional. The widely expected move came on a deadline to file briefs in a Supreme Court case involving the University of Michigan’s admissions policies. Those policies unfairly discriminate […]

Protesters flock to district

GW students braved the bitter cold and joined about 100,000 protesters as they marched through the streets of Washington D.C. on Saturday, part of a worldwide demonstration against a possible war in Iraq. Protesters congregated on the Capitol Mall and urged the Bush administration to sue for a peaceful solution in Iraq. Police were present […]

Around D.C.

Two men shot near Dupont Two men were hospitalized following a shooting in Dupont Circle early Sunday morning, local TV stations reported. NBC News 4 reported two men, a 21 year-old from the District and a 22 year old man from Maryland, were shot at 12:30 a.m. in their car at 20th and N streets […]

Magazine dubs prof most beautiful

When anthropology professor Richard Grinker returned from a trip to South Africa over the summer, the last message he expected to receive was from Washingtonian magazine. A 40-year-old expert on Northeast Congo, Grinker was told he would be featured as one of Washingtonian’s “25 Most Beautiful People in D.C.” “I was not going to do […]