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.

Staff Editorial: Whose streets?

A City Council bill to expand University police jurisdiction could be beneficial for students, who would further enjoy the safety net of the campus legal system. The “Campus Police Force Cooperative Act 2002,” currently under review by a city government committee, would increase the University Police Department’s authority for arrests in public spaces within campus […]

Movies to set the mood

Valentine’s Day isn’t the bed of roses Hallmark makes it out to be. If you’re with someone, then there’s a lot of pressure to come up with the perfect way to show them how you feel. If you’re alone, then the holiday can be a giant festering reminder of your loneliness. No matter what your […]

Geography Dept. prepares for move

Geography department officials said they are excited to leave their current home in the Quigley’s Pharmacy building for double the space in the 1957 E St. facility when it opens later this semester. Though plans for Quigley’s remain up in the air, officials said the building will not be used for academic purposes, said Craig […]

Spirit program riles crowd with giveaways

If you’ve been to a GW basketball game at the Smith Center anytime over the past four months, you’ve probably noticed fans clad in matching white T-shirts and shiny yellow construction hats. If you’ve stuck around for any length of time, you’ve seen cheerleaders delivering free pizza to the crowd and students shooting half court […]

Is romance dead?

“Romance is not dead. It varies from home to home – it has a lot to do with your parents and what you grew up with. I think it’s hard to find chemistry in a GW environment, I don’t think there’s much time for sparks to fly, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead.” -Benjamin Cole […]

TAs discuss unionization

Adjunct faculty and graduate teaching assistants are discussing possible unionization plans despite strong objection from the University. Plans for unionization with the United Auto Workers to increase bargaining power have received mixed reaction from TAs. Unionization efforts by graduate teachers and adjunct professors have been sporadic for more than two years, University officials said. According […]

The art of dating

When a young man wants to show a special lady how much he cares for her, he gives her his pin. Maybe he gives her his letter jacket after the sock-hop to show her that he wants to go steady. If he’s lucky, they might neck in his backseat atop Lookout Point. Yeah, back in […]

University 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 […]

When the clock strikes midnight

Midnight Madness was a good idea in theory. Then again, so was communism. The reality of Midnight Madness was too many mediocre halftime show-type entertainers placed back-to-back-to-back and not enough of our basketball teams. As a result, the athletic department is considering abandoning Midnight Madness for something different. Something a little more tranquil. The new […]