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.

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 […]

AROUND THE NATION

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 […]

E-mail service returns

After a week of server slowdowns and failures, most students were able to access almost all GW e-mail functions by Sunday. As of Sunday night, ISS officials reported that e-mail had been restored to user inboxes back to the beginning of semester, Jan. 11. Students said they found other ways to communicate with family, professors […]

Conservatives convene in Crystal City

Thousands of conservatives including hundreds of students converged in Crystal City, Va. this weekend for the 30th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. The conference included dozens of conservative pundits, academics and politicians and was a showcase for conservative organizations from the Heritage Foundation think tank to groups like the Counter-Clinton Library, a group raising money […]