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.


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 […]

Speaker presents new segregation insights

A University of Pennsylvania professor discussed the negative effects of segregation on white Americans in a speech Thursday night in Funger Hall. Almost 100 GW students and faculty turned out to hear guest lecturer Rogers Smith, a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, discuss the “rise and decline of racial equality in […]

Staff editorial: Let the volunteers decide

The University is undoubtedly torn between its desire to help disadvantaged areas of the District and its obligation to ensure student safety. GW students continue to volunteer in some of the city’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods, despite serious safety concerns, because of their commitment to help underprivileged youth. The Office of Community Service has suspended a […]

Oh the place you’ll go

Picture the ideal spring break. Is it sitting on a white sand beach sipping at an oddly colored drink with a small umbrella? Maybe it’s going crazy with a bunch of scantily clad teens at a Miami hot spot. Perhaps you’re not the beach bum type and would rather spend your time touring Europe’s most […]

GW dubbed black-friendly

GW is one of the top 25 best colleges for black students, according to Black Enterprise magazine, climbing seven spaces from No. 31 in 2001. The January 2003 issue of Black Enterprise ranked the University No. 24 in its third biennial list of the 50 Best Colleges for African Americans. The rankings relied on a […]

A senator’s view of a scandalous SA

It is pretty ironic that as a Student Association senator this semester I am taking a class on political ethics. The irony lies in the fact that this body may be the most corrupt that I have seen during my time at GW. Scandal after scandal has plagued us this year, and it is sadly […]

The Rich Life

Procrastination remains to be a very familiar concept to college students. After four years of experience with procrastination, I feel it my duty to start this semester off by giving a few tips about how to effectively study and avoid it. First off, my qualifications. I should begin right off the bat by mentioning that […]