February 10, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 46

Stories from the February 10, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW adds study abroad options

Study abroad officials added more than 100 locations to its list of affiliated programs last week following last semester’s decision to stop accepting credit from more than 5,000 unaffiliated programs. The school added 126 study abroad locations to its list of GW-affiliated programs, bringing the total number to 213. The final list for the fall, […]

Valentine’s Day Special

Valentine’s Day Messages Movies to set the mood Is romance dead? The art of dating The Rich Life Fine dining and hot lovin’ Valentine’s day gift guide

Critics say Afghanistan is forgotten war

Posted 10:52 a.m. Feb. 11 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau With conflict in Iraq increasingly likely, the continuing war in Afghanistan seems to have fallen off the map, according to human rights activists. As hundreds of troops remain stationed in the war-ravaged country, countless international organizations are working in an attempt to reconstruct what […]

Valentine’s day gift guide

So do you think the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre was really about a bunch of mobsters? Well, the FBI may have their theories, but I hear Capone was just upset because nobody sent him a Valentine’s Day card. In order to prevent a sequel to this tragedy, I’ve sorted through all the usual suspects to […]

SA gets large presidential pool

In what will be the largest candidate pool since 1992, eight students filed to run for Student Association president by the deadline Friday. After a year of financial scandals, investigations and multiple resignations, candidates said they are looking forward to a clean race. The candidates, mostly juniors, come from diverse backgrounds with varied amounts of […]


Government policies may curtial academic freedom (U-WIRE) ITHACA, N.Y.- Recent increases in government regulation have some university officials worried that terrorism will soon claim another casualty – academic freedom. The U.S. Patriot Act has created, in addition to the already existing categories of classified and unclassified information, a new category of “sensitive” information. This last […]

GW wins step competition

A spirited crowd packed Lisner Auditorium Saturday night to dance and cheer for the groups performing in Alpha Phi Alpha’s sixth annual Step Show. GW alumni group Delta Sigma Theta, one of the three sororities participating, took the grand prize of $1,000. Eight historically black fraternities and sororities from New York to Virginia performed traditional […]


Hundreds mourn Columbia crash Hundreds gathered at National Cathedral Thursday to mourn the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, which disintegrated on reentry earlier this month. Vice President Dick Cheney, speaking at the event, called the fallen astronauts courageous explorers who lost their lives for “the great cause of discovery.” The Washington Post reported 18 […]

Men falter in late comeback attempt

Five players scored in double figures to rally the Colonials within three points of Rhode Island, but the GW men’s basketball team fell just short of a comeback as the Rams held on to win 77-72 in Kingston, R.I., Saturday night. The loss was GW’s second straight, dropping the Colonials two games behind fourth place […]

Staff Editorial: Don’t stop the madness

University officials are considering ending a tradition. The decision to nix Midnight Madness should be weighed seriously, as students do not always take kindly to ending traditions. Officials agree with prior Hatchet editorials that sideshows at the annual event overshadow its supposed focus on basketball. But the proposal to replace it with a low-key, basketball-orientated […]