January 30, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 43

Stories from the January 30, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students give mixed review of State of the Union

GW students had a range of reactions to President George W. Bush’s second State of the Union address Tuesday. Bush spoke about domestic issues but focused on making his case for a potential war with Iraq in the one-hour speech, during which he called his first two years “a good start.” The first half of […]

Squashing the competition

First-year Division I varsity programs face many obstacles. They must recruit new players, find equipment and struggle against more experienced opponents. But few freshman squads share the GW men’s squash team’s problem – they can’t find suitable competition. Head Coach Simon Harrington, a GW alumnus and former member of the GW 20-year-old club squash team, […]

News Analysis: Bush speaks on Iraq, economy

In his second State of the Union address George W. Bush sought to reassure the country that his attention was focused as much on the economic woes of the world’s last remaining superpower as it was on its foreign policy. Steeped in partisan political rhetoric and an almost Wilsonian championing of American ideals, Bush called […]

D.C. Baseball: Building a stadium

“If you build it, he will come.” -“The Voice” in Field of Dreams to Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) After 32 years of talk and speculation, the message from “The Voice” in Field of Dreams describes the primary hurdle left for D.C. to be awarded a Major League Baseball team. Substitute Mayor Anthony Williams for Kevin […]

Music department changes curriculum

Music Department officials said they are looking to add more theory and history courses to the bachelor’s degree program as they get rid of the conservatory-style track and make it less “performance-oriented.” Music officials said they are optimistic a new program will go into effect this fall after four years of planning and development. The […]

Crime Report

Destruction of Property 1/24 City Hall – 12:29 a.m. Case Closed A Community Living and Learning Center staff member pulled the fire alarm after smelling a “strange” odor coming from a room. An administrative search found a discharged fire extinguisher on the bathroom floor. Both occupants were written up for wrongful use of a fire […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Officials encounter more e-mail problems

Posted 7:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31-Students have been able to access Webmail since Wednesday night, but many users are unable to login because technology officials have limited the number of simultaneous connections to 500. Director of Technology Engineering Bret Jones said technicians have “a couple of game plans” to restore a working e-mail system by […]

Around Campus

RHA looks to mix upperclassmen halls Residence Hall Association leaders said they want to allow sophomores to live in some upperclassman residence halls including New Hall and City Hall next semester. Their decision came after an administrative announcement last week that will prevent sophomores from living in upperclassmen halls. Administrators also announced the number of […]

INTERVIEW: Girls gone wild, sort of; Michael Cunningham on “The Hours”

Dressed in the perfunctory black-sweater-blue-jeans-black-boots, Michael Cunningham is the comfortable portrait of a writer. Smiling warmly, he apologizes for his smoking (American Spirits), sits and throws both legs over the arm of his chair. In 1998 Cunningham released “The Hours,” which earned him both the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the PEN/Faulkner award. As beautiful […]

SA Senate Notes

Student groups can appeal mid-year allocations Student groups who want to appeal to the Senate for a change in budget allocations must do so by Friday. Contact the SA office for a meeting time. Additionally, this semester the SA will hold regular meetings to evaluate the budget, taking particular note of student group spending. Itemized […]