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.

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 […]

SA exec joins trimester team

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg appointed Student Association President Phil Robinson to a committee investigating alternative academic calendars, including a trimester system, last week. The move comes in response to the SA’s petition for more student representation on the advisory committee, which previously included only one student. The exploratory committee, called the “Alternative Academic Calendar […]

Dean speaks at National CD conference

Democratic leaders and presidential hopefuls called on students to vote at the annual College Democrats of America convention at the Capitol Hill Hyatt this weekend at a forum connecting student leaders with party elders. “You are the future of this party,” said Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe in his speech Friday to the CDA […]

A capital time at the Capitol

www.capitolhearings.org Have you ever wondered who those people on CNN are (and no, I don’t mean James Carville or Tucker Carlson)? Well, chances are, you voted for them in the last election. Instead of watching them on the television screens in the Media and Public Affairs building, I decided it was time to see our […]

Students celebrate engineer’s week

GW concluded National Engineers Week with a sold-out ball Friday night at the Washington Marriott, raising $1,500 for student engineering activities. The annual week of events is celebrated around George Washington’s birthday because the University namesake was a military engineer. Other events throughout the week included a circuit design contest and a three-legged stair race, […]

Battle of the sexes

Q: Things have been getting more intimate with a new boyfriend of mine and recently he started asking about my past love life. I tried to change the subject whenever he would bring it up, but this only made him more curious. Finally, when he insisted that whatever I’d done wouldn’t matter to him, he […]

COLUMN: War should be last option

Posted 7:50 p.m. Feb. 25 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau On an America Online-sponsored international survey, users around the world could vote whether or not they think America is acting as an aggressor in announcing their intentions to go to war with Iraq. The top three nations that believe America is an aggressor and […]