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.

Student support rises in hope of ending struggles

With an influx of young talent and increased University promotional efforts, the GW men’s basketball team’s attendance is up this season after a three-year decline. But despite a 15 percent increase in attendance, the Colonials’ crowds remain among the worst in the Atlantic 10. While the average attendance has increased only slightly over the past […]

Spring rush numbers rise

Though fraternities took classes about half the size of those in the fall, members of most fraternities said they were pleased with rush turnout after an active publicity effort. Most fraternities took between four and 10 pledges compared to an average of about 15 in the fall. “We had a good amount of guys every […]


Trashcan fire forces MPA evacuation A trash can fire at the Media and Public Affairs building Thursday afternoon kept students out of class for about 30 minutes. The fire occurred in a trashcan on the third floor of the building, but the cause was undetermined as of Friday night, said University Police Chief Dolores Stafford. […]

Where is GW’s school spirit?

Duke has the “Cameron Crazies,” College Park has “Garyland” and the University of Kansas has “Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk.” What does GW have? Everything but adequate student support, said sophomore Stephen Deacon, the student in charge of basketball promotions for Student and Academic Support Services. “At the bigger state schools, those kids pay $250 to $300 […]

Anti-war protestors host performances

Students Against War in Iraq helped kick off a national “Week of Cultural Resistance” Saturday night, hosting two musical performances. Twenty-five students gathered in the Marvin Center Amphitheater for a Night of Peace to show their support for a peaceful resolution to the conflict with Iraq. “It is important to show that we don’t just […]

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 […]