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.

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 […]

Officials suspend NE service site

The Office of Community Service suspended its partnership with a Northeast elementary school after four students were robbed near the site Jan. 21. The students were returning from tutoring at Neval Thomas Elementary School with seven other volunteers when three men stopped them on Anacostia Avenue near the Minnesota Avenue Metro stop. The group, including […]

MC officials consider Einstein’s move

Einstein Bros. Bagels may relocate to the former Colonial Computers space to reduce overcrowding and heating and ventilation problems in its current location in the lower level of the Marvin Center. The University plans to make the switch by next fall and officials hope to start construction as soon as they receive a “feasibility report” […]

Fraternities prep for rush

Spring fraternity rush begins Monday, bringing revitalized advertising, high expectations and a host of activities. After fall rush failed to fill the expectations of some fraternities, the University is making a serious commitment to expanding Greek life on campus. “The publicity is 100 times better than it was last spring,” said Laura Taddeucci, director of […]


Stress series discusses sucessful sleep The Coping with Stress Series on the Mount Vernon Campus will discuss secrets to successful sleep, including methods for falling and staying asleep Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. in Eckles Library. The event is sponsored by the department of Recreational Sports and Fitness Services, and is open to all […]


Maryland students cheat with text messaging Twelve University of Maryland students admitted to using their cell phones to cheat on an accounting exam last month, WJLA news reported Friday. The case has raised an entrapment controversy because the professor administering the test knew students were attempting to cheat. Six of the students have admitted to […]

Letters to the Editor

When will it stop? It is not enough that a witch-hunt ended the career of seven-term Student Association Sen. J.P. Blackford. It is not enough that no fewer than eight Senators have resigned from the Senate. Now, successful programming, such as the Farmer’s Market, that has been sponsored and supported by the Senate is coming […]

Forum: What is the state of the Union?

From the left: Strong but heading in wrong direction by David Kay President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address last Tuesday was about as forthright as an Iraqi weapons declaration. It was full of omissions, errors, mischaracterization and worn-out rhetoric. While the State of the Union is strong, we are currently confronted by […]