February 3, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 44

Stories from the February 3, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Pi Kappa Alpha returns to campus

After a six-year absence, the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity will be recruiting students this March as the organization hopes to re-establish itself at GW after a mixed history. The national organization discontinued its GW chapter in 1997 after documenting hazing, but said they hoped to bring the fraternity back to campus under better circumstances. “We […]

New look team to defend A-10 title

Last season the GW baseball team won the Atlantic 10 tournament and advanced to the NCAAs for the first time in 10 years. But one month later, six players, including one junior, left for the major league draft. After losing so many standout players, most college teams would expect to take at least a year […]

GW professor’s McDonald’s suit thrown out of court

Law professor John Banzhaf, whose pioneering consumer health litigation stirred recent class-action lawsuits against fast food chains, said he is not upset with a federal judge’s Jan. 23 dismissal of a case against McDonald’s. The suit claimed McDonald’s is responsible for causing obesity, diabetes and other health issues in young children. Banzhaf called the highly […]

Softball builds for future

When the nine women on the GW softball team take the field Feb. 22 against Norfolk State, it won’t just be the first regular season game of the year, it will be their first time the squad plays a Division I varsity game. Head Coach Leslie King Moore, a silver medallist in the 1990 World […]


More students looking for future at law school (U-WIRE) DAVIS, Calif. – The phrase “there’s always law school” is in full effect for students now more than ever. The result is that admittance to law school may be harder to come by in the future. As a type of school that does not specify undergraduate […]

Swimming and diving teams lose regular season finales

The GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams ended the regular season Saturday with two home losses at the Smith Center to a deep and talented George Mason squad. The men lost 159-105 to go winless (0-10) for the season and the women (4-6) lost 153-126. After setting a new school record in the […]

D.C. sniper investigator speaks on campus

Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose, who ran the sniper investigation this fall, spoke to a Marvin Center audience Friday about the importance of leadership and standing by one’s convictions. The event, part of the School of Business and Public Management 2002 Leadership Retreat, featured the chief talking about crisis management. “If your job and […]

Columbia tragedy hits GW

Hours after NASA officials announced the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated Saturday, GW’s principal space expert was doing his part in the information gathering effort. Dr. John Logsdon, director of the space policy at the Elliott School of International Affairs, conducted interviews with dozens of international media outlets this weekend. Logsdon said he felt a “certain […]

Graham Colton performs at GW

Rock band Graham Colton returned to GW for the third time this year Friday night as part of the Ballroom Series in the Marvin Center’s Grand Ballroom. With a mellow crowd, Graham Colton’s repertoire ranged from the upbeat melodic tunes “Jessica” and “Save me” to “Matthew,” a song lead singer Graham Colton wrote for his […]