February 6, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 45

Stories from the February 6, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: Fear and smoking in America

This year the most interesting commercials during the Super Bowl were not beer-related, rather they were the new and exciting messages from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy warning revelers against the dangers of a leafy green plant. These ads come in several flavors: smokers killing people with cars, getting pregnant, neglecting […]

SA investigates Oshana

The Student Association Finance Committee held a special session Monday night to investigate Vice President for Judicial and Legislative Affairs Justin Oshana’s decision to make a complete listing of student organization expenditures public. The heated meeting, which had to be moved to the Marvin Center Amphitheater because so many students showed up, ended when Oshana […]

Gay politicians speak on campus

Local and national politicians discussed the benefits and difficulties of being gay and in politics Monday night in the Marvin Center. Thirty students attended the event sponsored by The Out Crowd, a campus lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization. “You don’t campaign gay,” said Jay Fisette, a member of the Arlington County Board. “Only about […]

Trimester panel forms

University officials have appointed a committee of faculty, administrators and one student to research the merits of a trimester or quarter academic calendar. Officials said surveys were distributed to School of Media and Public Affairs and Elliott School of International Affairs students this week to gauge opinion for possible expanded course offerings for the summer. […]

Panel recommends Title IX changes

A national commission recommended the government make Title IX legislation less rigid last week, an act that could loosen restrictions on some GW men’s sports teams. The restrictions are currently in place in compliance with the 30-year-old law’s aim to ban sex discrimination in education programs, including athletics. The 15-member committee, formed by Education Secretary […]

Staff Editorial: Game, set , match, D.C.?

The federal appeals court’s ruling to reinstate GW housing restrictions has once again turned town-gown relations in Foggy Bottom into a staring contest – and GW should not blink. The ruling upholds the District’s right to regulate the growth of the University, thereby rejecting the University’s argument that such regulation is unconstitutional because it infringes […]

Not the king, not quite the Almighty; it’s THE LORD OF THE DANCE

Contrary to popular belief, “Lord of the Dance” is not about a tap-off between Frodo and Gandalf for the Middle Earth jig championship. Rather, “Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance” is a world-famous Irish folk dance show. You may remember the show from its reference on “Friends” as the phenomenon that scares the “be-Jesus” out […]

Court denies GW

A federal appeals court issued a decision Tuesday to reestablish zoning restrictions that may leave GW housing and plans for a new business school building in limbo. A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed a zoning order that requires GW to house 70 percent of fulltime undergraduate students, […]