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.

GW backs U. Mich. in court

GW joined 36 other private colleges and universities in filing an amicus brief supporting the University of Michigan in the Supreme Court affirmative action case. “The court should reaffirm … that diversity, including racial diversity, serves compelling interests in excellence, leadership and experimentation in higher education,” the brief argues, adding, “race may be considered as […]

Seniors celebrate model careers

Lindsey Davidson and Erica Lawrence sound like most college seniors. They recall fond memories, talk about lifelong friends made and wonder where the time went. But those common words of reflection are about the only way these women resemble most college seniors. Lawrence is a member of the GW women’s basketball team’s elite 1,000-point club, […]

Board approves 4.5 percent tuition hike

The Board of Trustees approved a 4.5 percent 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. With room and food costs, GW will send home a $39,110 bill to returning students next year, while incoming freshmen will […]

A-10 Tournament Scenarios

With Saturday’s loss at Xavier, the GW men’s basketball team is now 1.5 games behind La Salle for the fourth seed in the Atlantic 10 West, a seed GW needs in order to play at home in the first round of the A-10 Tournament next Monday. The Colonials should not have much trouble in their […]

Senate-elect looks to change image for upcoming year

Returning and new Student Association senators are confident this year’s Senate will be cleaner and more productive after a year of resignations and scandal that marred this year’s legislature. Though five undergraduate and three graduate senators were re-elected along with Executive Vice President Eric Daleo, most senators interviewed said they believe the Senate can get […]

Men’s tennis sweeps Maryland

The GW men’s tennis team swept its second match of the weekend, beating University of Maryland- Baltimore County 7-0 Saturday at Mount Vernon. Friday the Colonials swept Temple with five-straight set victories. The Colonial men’s record is now over .500 at 5-4. Junior Matt Hane defeated UMBC’s Josef Novotny, the No. 8 player in the […]

It’s a woman’s world

Sixteen kinds of moans, five weeks of rehearsal, four charities, three performances, two student organizations, a local church and an enormous papier-m?ch? vagina joined forces this weekend to help women in need. Absolute Pleasure Productions and the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance performed Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” at Western Presbyterian Church to raise money for […]

Gymnastics team beats Maryland, helps cause for Regionals

With only four meets remaining to post regional-qualifying scores, the GW gymnastics team helped its cause Saturday, posting a 193.950 to beat Maryland in a dual meet at College Park. The Colonials’ post season hopes depend on their ability to increase their total score in their remaining meets, whether or not they win. To qualify […]

Trading spaces GW style

At 10 a.m. Saturday, the ground was damp, the sky was gloomy and most people on campus were warm and cozy, asleep in their beds. I made my way over to the Program Board office, ready to observe a day of room swapping and redecorating – “Trading Spaces” style. Junior Kate Currier and sophomore Erica […]

Lacrosse wins season opener

The women’s lacrosse team got off to a winning start in their second season as a varsity team, earning a 16-6 victory over visiting Niagara University at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex on Saturday. The Colonials (1-0) never allowed the Purple Eagles to get into the game, leading the entire match. Goals from sophomores Heidi […]