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.

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, […]

PORN PART V: The end is coming, or rather, it’s here….

“I’m almost positive the one with the blue cap is the anal lube.” “No, that’s the regular lube, the red one’s the anal lube.” A director and video assistant argue, holding up what appears to be a kindergartner’s glue stick. “Are you sure? We’re going to need these soon,” the director says distractedly, eyeing the […]

GW applications on the rise

The largest stack of applications GW has ever received by this time of the year continues to accumulate in the Admissions Office. About 15,500 applications were in by Friday, ahead of last year by 630 applications. Director of Admissions Kathryn Napper said she expects to surpass last year’s record-breaking total of 16,910 applications. “We’ve been […]

INTERVIEW: Chuck D talks race wars and rap

We know he’s old school, but who knew rapper Chuck D would be a completely different breed of gangster? Voice cracking after two and a half hours of public speaking, Chuck is lively and excited as he works his way around a post-performance reception. Making sure to shake everyone’s hand, he makes small talk with […]

MTV gets ‘real’ in D.C.

Ten months ago, seven unknown strangers dropped their lives to move into a Las Vegas hotel room. Once the faces of anonymity, these twenty-somethings now command the attention of anyone they meet. It’s 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night at Lulu’s Mardi Gras on M Street. The music’s pumping, drinks are flowing and I’m chilling by […]