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.

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 […]

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 […]