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.

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 […]


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 […]