February 24, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 50

Stories from the February 24, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters to the Editor

Give peace a chance The Hatchet editorial staff is absolutely correct in throwing aside the Bush administration’s claims of connections between Iraq and al Qaeda, and in simply stating, “Iraq is not the ‘immediate’ threat the administration makes it seem” (“Undermining a just cause,” Feb. 20, p.4). While cooperation from Saddam Hussein must be demanded, […]

Conden, Walter reach milestones in win

Senior Greg Conden pitched through strep throat Saturday to record his 30th career win, tying the GW record for career victories. Head Coach Tom Walter also recorded his 200th career win in the GW baseball team’s 3-2 victory over Sacred Hart University in Newport News, Va. Friday and Sunday’s scheduled games were both canceled due […]

Women clinch division title

The GW women’s basketball team clinched the Atlantic 10 West division title and secured the top seed in the A-10 Tournament Sunday afternoon with a 70-63 win over La Salle in Philadelphia. A-10 Player of the Week Cathy Joens led GW with 23 points, including five three-pointers, one of which put her team up by […]

Leary, Dancause reunite at GW

A decade ago, Liz Dancause and Michaela Leary were 10-year-olds playing together on a New Hampshire Amateur Athletic Union team. Four years later they became high school teammates at Nashua Senior High School in Nashua, N.H. Joe Smith, a top women’s basketball recruiter of Street and Smith’s Magazine, said he saw something special in both […]

The Thurston Chronicles

Casual sex. Why is sex so casual in Thurston? Most first-year students probably didn’t come to school still carrying their v-cards, though we’re sure there has to be some small minority. I know for sure that I never thought there was such a place where one could end up cooking grilled cheese on his Thurston-illegal […]

GW to train first responders

Congress granted GW $5 million to establish a first responder training center at the Virginia campus Thursday that will provide emergency response training. The Response to Emergencies and Disasters Institute will be housed in the former PSINet building, purchased by the University last year, next to the Loudoun County campus. The institute will work to […]

The perks of going to school in the District

What do Madeline Albright, Dick Clark, Bill Gates, Ronald Reagan, Monica Lewinski and Oprah Winfrey have in common? Besides being celebrities, all were interns before their careers took off. One of GW’s biggest attractions is its prime location in D.C., a mecca of internship opportunities. Students can work at the White House, newspapers, think tanks, […]


Teenager dies after transplant error (U-WIRE) DURHAM, N.C. – Jesica Santillan died Saturday afternoon after Duke University Hospital doctors mistakenly transplanted a heart and lungs of the incorrect blood type into the 17-year-old girl Feb. 7. In rapidly declining health and suffering from failing kidneys, Santillan, who had waited three years for the needed organs, […]

Forum: Examining the policies of health care

Left: Government involvement necessary Growing up in Canada there were always two guarantees. It will always snow in early February, and, regardless of your income, it is completely free to see a doctor. Then I moved to D.C. and have neither of those guarantees. While I advocate for universal health coverage for all Americans, there […]