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.

Staff editorial: The only tool of diversity

In 1995 Jennifer Gratz applied to the University of Michigan for undergraduate school. Gratz considered herself a qualified candidate for admission and was surprised when a Michigan rejection letter came in the mail. According to Michigan admission officers, African American and Latino students with Gratz’s exact grades and SAT scores were guaranteed a place in […]

Column: As poverty grows, income gap widens, labor leads fight

Certainly not all Americans are in support of the Bush administration’s current economic policies. George W. Bush’s new tax cut plan unfairly targets only the wealthiest segments of our population at a time when we see escalating poverty, hunger and a scarcity of employment opportunities. In addition, his recent Unemployment Benefit Extension bill fails to […]

Letter: No cohesion

On Monday night I attended my first men’s basketball game at the Smith Center. The crowd was great, the game was close, but something bothered me other then the fact we lost. The bleacher section directly behind the Dayton bench was reserved for Dayton fans. This mixed students in with opposing fans and forced many […]

Men’s basketball falls to Dayton at packed Smith Center

Since losing to Dayton by 30 points for its tenth straight loss last February, the GW men’s basketball team has added six new players to bolster its frontcourt. But GW’s attempt for retribution Saturday night showed that one thing has remained constant – the Flyers are still bigger, stronger and more experienced than the Colonials. […]

Women find redemption in win over Xavier

Facing Xavier for the first time since the Musketeers knocked them out of the Atlantic 10 tournament last March, the Colonial women were looking for some payback this weekend. They exacted their revenge in the form of a 70-57 win Sunday by using Cathy Joens’ deadly shooting and the old sports clich?, “you can’t stop […]

Gymnasts edged by Tar Heels at GW Invite

Heading into the end of the last season neck-and-neck, the GW gymnastics team finished just ahead of the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill in the standings, snatching an NCAA tournament bid from the Tarheels. But UNC got some redemption at the GW Invitational Friday, taking first place from the Colonials on their own turf. […]

William and Mary defeats GW Swimming and Diving

The GW men’s swimming team remains winless on the season after dropping their eighth-straight meet, this time to host William and Mary Friday. Strong individual performances by Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week, freshman Mark Adam, and junior Andrew De Sorbo were not enough to upset the William and Mary swimmers, who ran away with […]

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 […]