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.

Around Campus

Provost named to Homeland Security panel The White House Homeland Security Panel appointed University Provost John “Skip” Williams to the federal Emergency Services, Law Enforcement and Public Health and Hospitals Senior Advisory Committee Friday. The panel, created by President George W. Bush in 2002, provides information from the U.S. emergency response community to the Homeland […]

Hart confident, Sobel expects tight race

Posted 6:00 p.m. 2/28 And then there were two. Junior Steve Sobel will face off with sophomore Kris Hart for the Student Association presidency next week after the two garnered the highest vote counts in a hotly contested eight-person race. Election officials announced the results at 5:15 a.m. Friday to candidates in the Hippodrome, who […]

Letters to the Editor

GW then and now I am a 23-year-old sophomore here at the University. I matriculated as a freshman at GW in the fall of 1997, left in the spring of 1998, then returned in the spring of 2002. Those four years gave this University a facelift – no, make that a complete body lift – […]

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 […]