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.

GW: A rich history of anti-war protests

Once known as the “Holiday Inn of revolution,” the GW campus continues to play an integral role in Washington demonstrations. From the election of 1968 to the nationwide University strike following the Kent State shootings, the GW campus has been at the center of momentous social change for decades. Though the “glory days” of war […]

Students serve in Southeast to honor MLK

Thirteen volunteer organizations spent the day painting the Knox Hill Senior Center in Southeast D.C. Monday to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Office of Community Service organized the 200 students from GW and Howard University who provided service to the community in honor of the late civil rights activist. “Our project’s message is that […]

Chuck D raps with students

A diverse audience of about 300 students gathered in Lisner Auditorium Monday night to hear Chuck D, co-founder of the rap group Public Enemy, speak about the problems facing black America. The Student Activities Center sponsored the event as part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Chuck D spoke of the negative effects of large […]

Rewriting History

Many GW students know history professor Tyler Anbinder from their Intro to American History class. Others know Anbinder from visiting him during his office hours for their class about the Civil War and Reconstruction. But what many students may not know is that Anbinder’s name is listed along with the names Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio […]

Battle of the Sexes

Question: “Mike” and “Sarah” and I are all best friends and have always hung out together. But now it’s all about to change. Mike recently admitted to me how much he liked me, but hadn’t said anything sooner because he was scared of losing our friendship. I told him I’d been feeling the same way, […]

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 […]