February 27, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 51

Stories from the February 27, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA Senate Notes

SA announces fundraising plan The Student Association announced a plan for “Campaign 2004,” a fundraising initiative aimed at local and national businesses. SA President Phil Robinson said the initiative is expected to raise $40,000 for the SA over the course of the next few years. “We’re building a framework for future administrations,” Robinson said. The […]

Students fight tuition hike

About 20 students gathered on a snowy Kogan Plaza at about noon Wednesday to voice their disapproval of an expected rise in tuition for the 2003-2004 school year. “Study abroad has been cut, (the University is considering) trimesters. All this stuff is about money,” said junior Graham Murphy, who is running for Student Association president […]

CLLC cuts residence hall position

Officials said the administrative coordinator position will be eliminated from the housing staffing structure for next year because it is ineffective. Community Living and Learning Center officials said the 16 ACs living in junior and senior residence halls were under-used by upperclassmen and unnecessary parts of residence hall living. The ACs live in their own […]

Vagina Monologues returns to campus

Twenty female students will bring the issue of homosexuality and the trans-gendered lifestyle to their presentation of the “Vagina Monologues” this weekend. The show, written by Eve Ensler, will take place at the Western Presbyterian Church Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. The “Monologues” traditionally consist of different types of […]

INTERVIEW: A trail of tears: An interview with the Riddlin’ Kids

Backstage with punk rock outfit The Riddlin’ Kids, I sense something’s missing. No slashed clothes, no spikes, no beer. This is the new face of punk rock: lovelorn bodies packed tightly in T-shirts, legs hidden beneath stonewashed jeans. Love it or hate it, emotionally- driven pop-punk is capturing the hearts of mainstream America. Riding the […]

Staff Editorial: Good info, questionable timing

The recent release of a Student Association report legitimizes the need for reform included in many candidates’ campaign platforms. Earlier this year, The Hatchet reported an investigation of former Student Association Sen. J.P Blackford for his alleged misuse of student funds to buy alcohol for a SA mixer. Witnesses have said that minors consumed alcohol […]

INTERVIEW: Dave Chappelle, on weed

Crashed out on the couch, unmoving, inert. The quiet is calming. You smile, noticing your heart pumping blood up and down your arms in short, quick bursts. Your roommate sits quietly flicking his toenails with focused fascination. “Oh glory days,” you think. Your freshman paranoia has passed. “No CFs are coming in here, and even […]

Tuition increase to address needs

While a handful of students protested the upcoming tuition increase in Kogan Plaza Wednesday, administrators are stressing the academic and student life merits of next year’s budget, which will be announced Friday afternoon. The University will present its budget priorities and expected revenue numbers, including tuition figures, to the Board of Trustees for approval Friday. […]

Venice stinks, Whistler rules

Venice is less perfect than people would like to think, particularly in the summer, when the city is overrun by tourists and unbearably hot. In the afternoons, a putrid stench rises from the canals, a mix of sewage and seaweed. Long lines block the pathways into the main square, Piazza San Marco, as people wait […]

Elections hit climax

The first day of GW’s second-ever online student election went smoothly, election officials said, despite snow and multiple campaign violations. Though some students reported computer problems, Joint Election Committee members said they are pleased with the turnout thus far and said they hope to announce winners Thursday night. Poll watchers said it generally took students […]