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.

GW hosts federal transition

Lisner Auditorium played host to a ceremony Tuesday that marked the transition of several agencies to the newly created Homeland Security Department, a part of the largest reorganization of the federal government since World War II. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge was among two Cabinet members present as more than 200 federal agency representatives witnessed […]

Trustees approve 4.5 percent tuition increase

Posted 7:15 p.m. Feb. 28- The Board of Trustees approved a 4.5 increase in tuition and fees for next year Friday, bringing student bills to $29,072. Incoming students will pay $29,350, a 5.5 percent increase over last year. “Everyone always worries about tuition increases,” University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said after the meeting. “Nobody likes […]

Greek Briefs

Restauranteur to speak Delta Sigma Pi fraternity Delta Sigma Pi fraternity will host Zed Wondemu of Zed’s Ethiopian in Georgetown Thursday night to discuss the opportunities of working in the restaurant industry. She serves on the board of directors for the National Restaurant Association. All students are welcome to join Wondemu and The National Restaurant […]

Report calls for Title IX reforms

Colleges and universities should be more sensitive to the plight of men’s sports teams in trying to comply with Title IX restrictions, said a report handed to the U.S. Secretary of Education Wednesday. The report, based on the findings of the Education Secretary Roderick Paige’s 15-member commission, listed 23 recommendations for the Office of Civil […]

Congress approves Bush spending plan

Posted 11:05 a.m. March 2 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau President Bush signed a mammoth 3,000 page $397.4 billion appropriations bill last week, making it the largest appropriations bill ever. The bill contains spending for national defense, homeland security, domestic issues and a number of items that were added to benefit individual member’s districts. […]

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 […]