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.

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 […]


Metro service to return to normal Metro officials said they hope to have rail service back to normal for Monday morning’s commute after a trying week for the mass transit system. Spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein told WJLA that trains were being repaired after being damaged by ice-coated tracks from the weekend blizzard. The ice-laden rails damaged […]

Forchion gives men’s basketball needed lift

Doctors told him he might not play this season, his coach said he may never be the same again and he still has flashbacks of his injury while on the court. But Tamal Forchion’s performance Saturday afternoon at the Smith Center made one resounding statement: don’t count him out yet. In a match-up of two […]


SA, PB, MCGB hold elections The Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board will hold elections for their 2003-2004 positions Wednesday and Thursday. Voting will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days at computer labs at Funger Hall, Hall of Government, the Law School, Marvin Center, Medical Center, the Mount […]

Colonials varsity roundup

swimming | w. water polo | w. tennis | gymnastics | m. squash | softball Women finish third, men fourth at swimming A-10 championships The GW women’s swimming and diving team placed third (453) and the men placed fourth at the Atlantic 10 championships last weekend in Buffalo, N.Y. Richmond won the women’s competition (805) […]

Officials expect tuition increase

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will announce next year’s proposed tuition increase and budget at a student leaders meeting Thursday before presenting it to the Board of Trustees Friday. The Board of Trustees, a GW governing body comprised of 37 members who approve University policy, must approve the proposal. Trachtenberg said students should expect an […]

Record number of participants make A-10 shootout a success

The third annual Atlantic-10 Shootout was held Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Lerner Health & Wellness Center. The event was a huge success with a GW record of 120 teams participating. In the women?s division, Taryn Schayberg and Suzanne Cole beat out the competition to take home two round-trip tickets on US Airways while the […]

Housing dates still uncertain

University administrators are no longer resolute about when students will choose housing for next year because of the recent federal appeals court decision reaffirming city zoning requirements on GW. Officials said Friday they have yet to confirm dates when students can fill out their Intent-to-Return forms and participate in the housing lottery. Director of Housing […]

Student play depicts small town murder

Senior Brent Stansell’s thesis research and involvement with a GW production led him to a Wyoming town changed by hate. The English major traveled for a week in January to Laramie, Wy., the site of the 1998 murder of 21-year-old gay student Matthew Shepard, to prepare for his role and thesis. Stansell will perform in […]

Candidates vie for publicity

More than 100 student leadership candidates and campaign volunteers hung posters outside four campus buildings in pouring rain Friday afternoon, kicking off the publicity blitz before this week’s election. Unlike past years, when campaigners staked out locations for hours prior to hanging time, students were not allowed to go near the locations until one hour […]