March 3, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 52

Stories from the March 3, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Zoning limits budget

University officials have known since December 2001 that zoning regulations would require GW to house 70 percent of undergraduates within the defined campus boundaries or outside Foggy Bottom, but only now is the University planning to actually comply with the law. While we strongly disagree with the Board of Zoning Adjustment restrictions because they infringe […]

Journalists discuss war coverage

Media executives joined Marvin Kalb to discuss coverage of a possible war in Iraq at Thursday night’s Kalb Report at the National Press Club. More than 300 people, including many GW and Harvard University students, attended the event. The Kalb Report is co-sponsored by GW, The Joan Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy […]

Column: Reexamining a ‘beneficial relationship’

With the ongoing discourse on mutually beneficial relationships between the United States and foreign nations, I find it fitting to throw in my two cents on the matter. I, for one, wholeheartedly support the continuation of a mutually beneficial relationship with the Jewish state of Israel. The largest recipient of U.S. foreign aid in the […]

Water Polo splits home invitational

The GW women’s water polo team hosted its first and last home match of the season, losing to Navy Aquatic Club but beating Salem International in the final match. The match was the last one at the Smith Center for the team’s five seniors and head coach Scott Reed said it was nice to send […]

Column: Not all Americans agree with Bush

Walking out of the International School building at the University of Amsterdam, my friends and I were stopped by a woman asking if we were Americans. For a moment, we all hesitated to answer yes, as it was not clear as to what the woman wanted. This has become the norm for students living abroad […]

GW names budget priorities

GW’s budget for next year includes changes that will once again allow students to buy cigarettes with their meal plan and possibly force upperclassmen to live in the Hall on Virginia Avenue. The budget, which University officials discussed with the Board of Trustees this weekend, will impact students with student life initiatives such as a […]

Letters to the editor

Unsaid benefits of AC In the Hatchet article “CLLC cuts AC position in halls,” (Feb. 27, p. 2) the article failed to interview actual administrative coordinators to get their take on the responsibilities of their position and their opinions on the elimination. I understand the need for cutbacks, but as a current AC, I would […]

Hart, Sobel set for runoff; Reiling wins PB

And then there were two. Or so students thought. Junior Steve Sobel is set to face off with sophomore Kris Hart in a runoff for the Student Association presidency Wednesday and Thursday after the two garnered the highest vote counts in a hotly-contested eight-person race. But complaints regarding missing votes and illegal voting may mar […]

AROUND D.C.

Report says MPD didn’t give orders before mass arrests An investigation into a mass arrest during the anti-globalization demonstrations last September has concluded police never issued dispersal orders to demonstrators as police had claimed, the Washington Post reported. Council member Kathy Patterson (D- Ward 3) told the Post a report from the Metropolitan Police Department’s […]

Trustees hear university plan

The Board of Trustees met Friday to approve next year’s budget and hear reports from administrators on the University’s academic strategic plan, first-responder training and research initiatives. One year in to the three-to-five year academic strategic plan, which aims to build GW’s reputation and prestige, Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman reviewed progress so […]