January 23, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 41

Stories from the January 23, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Hello Commonwealth?

Students requesting University housing next year might get a great view of the Potomac, but there is a chance it will be from the other side of the river. The record class of 2005, with by 300 unexpected incoming freshmen in 2001, has forced the administration to acquire even more housing for next year as […]

Letters to the editor

Protests important As a former student, Hatchet staffer and veteran of several D.C. protests against the Vietnam War, I read with interest Alex Kingsbury’s piece “GW: A Rich History of Anti-War Protests” (Jan. 21, p. 8). Coincidentally, last Saturday I attended my first peace march since my GW days, here in San Francisco. Some things […]

Greek Briefs

Professional fraternities hold fair GW’s three professional fraternities will have representatives in Kogan Plaza Monday to talk to students about the benefits of joining their organizations. Delta Sigma Pi, a business fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi, an accounting fraternity, and Theta Tau, a fraternity focusing on education, will join together for the first time at GW […]

Op/Ed: What good is spilling blood?

I am very much at peace with the fact that Student Association President Phil Robinson vetoed the resolution on joint Israel/United States relations. Taking a position unnecessarily on such a divisive issue puts the student government at odds with a significant portion of the student body. What I am concerned about is that this resolution […]

University bails out financial aid office

Although more than 45 eligible students started out the second semester without complete financial aid packages, the University distributed funds last week after the office received an additional $500,000. Though the financial aid office received a $10-$11 million increase from last year, about 700 more students qualified for financial aid this year, putting the office […]

GW seeks additional residence halls

GW is apartment hunting for at least 500 more beds before this year’s housing lottery, postponed until late March so officials can ensure housing for all students who request to stay on campus. Many of the 2,500 students who arrived as freshmen in 2001, GW’s largest class yet, will seek campus housing as rising juniors […]

Abortion debate hits streets

On the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, approximately 5,000 demonstrators gathered at the Supreme Court Wednesday to both protest and support the 1973 decision to legalize abortion. The demonstrations were relatively peaceful, with no arrests, according to police. Pro-life demonstrators began their protest at the National Mall and walked up Constitution Avenue toward the […]

GW volunteers robbed in Northeast

Three men stopped and robbed 11 students as they returned from a Northeast elementary school Tuesday evening. Witnesses said one of the men may have had a gun. Four GW students were robbed when the men stopped their group of 11 volunteers, including one Howard University student. The men emerged from an alley while the […]

Art department awaits studio openings

Art students and faculty are primed to use a new computer lab and painting studio on the fourth floor of the Smith Hall of Art. University officials are awaiting a certificate of occupancy as construction workers put final touches on the 1,760 square-foot space. “The computer lab was built because it was the one thing […]

Students to receive awards

When senior Chanel Haliburton was told in December she would be presented with the Martin Luther King Jr. Award, she was speechless. “For me, Martin Luther King is the epitome of service and giving back,” Haliburton said. “He didn’t give back to one community; he gave back to the world.” Haliburton, a human services major, […]