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.


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 […]

Xavier spoils GW’s streak

The GW women’s basketball team’s 11-game winning streak ended in dramatic fashion as host Xavier came out on the winning end of a quadruple overtime battle in front of 2,136 Sunday at the Cintas Center. With the loss, the Colonial women (15-6, 9-1 A-10) sacrificed their place as the only undefeated team in the Atlantic […]

Op Ed:Tardy professors hurt the bottom line

There is an underlying conversation that is permeating the GW community. I have heard it in the halls, before class, in the freezing cold on the D.C. streets and even one night at a Capitals game. “Mine was 10 minutes late,” “mine did not start until five minutes before we left,” “mine just told me […]

Steppin It Up

Members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity from GW, American and Catholic Universities perform in Saturday’s step show at Lisner Auditorium. Click here for story

Letters to the Editor

Weed not the problem Alex Kingsbury’s op-ed on Thursday (“Fear and Smoking in America,” p. 4) about the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy ads that show the “extreme dangers” of smoking marijuana. Adding to this sentiment, this week the so-called “Guru of Ganja” Ed Rosenthal was found guilty and will be sentenced […]

Kvancz plans to end Madness

The GW Athletic Department is changing the structure of its preseason basketball kickoff and is leaning toward canceling Midnight Madness. Though no plans have been finalized, Athletic Director Jack Kvancz said he would like to replace the hoopla of past celebrations with a more basketball-related event. Midnight Madness is a decade-old tradition at GW celebrating […]