February 18, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 48

Stories from the February 18, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Protests denounce Iraq war

NEW YORK – Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Manhattan Saturday in a worldwide demonstration against war with Iraq. Police reported more than 250 arrests in a relatively peaceful day that saw about 100,000 people filling the streets of New York City near the United Nations headquarters. Around the world, protesters crowded the […]

Varsity Roundup

Gymnasts place third at New Hampshire Invite After a two-week break from competition, the GW women’s gymnastics team took third place at the University of New Hampshire’s Fox Run Invitational Saturday, improving its score from the last meet to a 190.425. Michigan State’s 194.325 was good for first place in the team competition, followed by […]

Robber slashes GW employee

A GW employee was reportedly slashed in the face during an attempted robbery early Friday morning at 21st Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, according to a University Police crime alert. UPD and Metropolitan Police searched the area but failed to locate the assailant. The attempted robbery marks the third time in three weeks an assailant has […]

Students create menu directory

Following a recent trend of student-run online businesses, three sophomores started menu directory DCMenus.com last semester. Dubbed “the complete students’ guide to D.C. restaurants and bars,” the Web site lists menus of local takeout and delivery restaurants, as well as information about area clubs and bars. Thirty to 35 eateries are registered, broken up by […]

University receives $2.5 million grant

The Ford Motor Company presented a $2.5 million check to GW Thursday to conduct research on automotive safety at the University’s Loudoun County, Va., campus. More than 60 people attended the event as Ford representatives presented a check to GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Timothy Tong on […]

Around Campus

PB offers refunds for Breuer Tickets The Program Board canceled Monday night’s scheduled Jim Breuer performance when the comedian was unable to travel to D.C. because of Sunday’s snowstorm. PB Chair Bryan Gless said GW is “making every effort to reschedule” the performance. Gless said the PB will offer students refunds for tickets at Ticketmaster […]

Metro cruiser hits pedestrian

A Metropolitan Police cruiser ran a stop sign and hit a pedestrian at 24th Street and New Hampshire Avenue early Saturday, a witness said. The pedestrian was taken to the GW Hospital emergency room by ambulance. MPD officials declined to release the name of the pedestrian pending investigation, and it has yet to be determined […]

Around D.C.

UMD students request hearing One of the 12 University of Maryland students accused of cheating on an accounting final using text messaging will fight the charges with the help of the school’s director of Student Legal Aid, James Jones. The Student Honor Council will now decide the case, the UMD Diamondback reported. The case has […]

Lieberman calls for security funds

Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) criticized the Bush administration’s preparation for terrorist threats and outlined his plan to improve homeland security Friday in the Marvin Center, keynoting an Elliott School of International Affairs seminar on bioterrorism. Lieberman, a candidate for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, spoke before more than 200 students, administrators and national media, beginning […]

Around the Nation

U. Texas walkout protests war (U-WIRE) AUSTIN, Texas – About 2,000 University of Texas-Austin students congregated on the steps of the Main Mall Wednesday after walking out of class to show their opposition to a possible war in Iraq. Students were informed to walk out of their classes at 11:30 a.m. and assemble at the […]