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.

Media executives debate war coverage

Posted 6:11 p.m. March 5 by Alex Kingsbury & Michael Barnett U-WIRE Washington Bureau A host of the country’s most prominent journalists, including the publisher of the New York Times and the chairman of CNN, discussed the role of the media in a war with Iraq at the National Press Club on Feb. 27. The […]

GW Idol

“You’re going to see my name in lights some day, I promise.” A teary eyed brunette looked into the camera and made this infamous declaration that would later bring her 15 seconds of fame across the country, let alone across the campus. Senior Jessica Harwood made it to the third round of auditions for “American […]

Makeup days scheduled

Students will attend two extra days of classes at the end of the semester to make up for last month’s snow day cancellations. Although the University will not be making up the Dec. 5 snow day because it fell right before midterms and there were scheduling conflicts, officials said the February dates gave the University […]

Battle of the sexes

Every so often, Chick and Dick go on a field trip to help broaden their horizons in the world of love, sex, friendship and relationships. This weekend found them at Absolute Pleasure Production’s documentary-style play “The Vagina Monologues,” directed by Allison Curtis and featuring various female students telling stories from Eve Ensler’s Broadway hit about […]

Top-ranked Tech stings GW pitchers in sweep

Georgia Tech University lived up to its No. 1 ranking last weekend with a three-game sweep of the GW baseball team in Atlanta, Ga. The undefeated Yellow Jackets pounded the Colonials from behind the plate, outscoring GW 26-8 in the series. The Colonials struggled most in the bookends of the series, dropping the first game […]

AROUND THE NATION

Connecticut College cancels classes to discuss racism on campus (U-WIRE) PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After several incidents of racism on campus, Connecticut College canceled classes last Tuesday to discuss diversity. The college has seen eight race-related incidents since October, according to the college’s bias incident log. The incidents included graffiti, threatening e-mail and phone messages and […]

Men’s basketball upset bid reversed by refs

A tenth of a second turned jubilation into agony for the GW men’s basketball team Saturday as a controversial tip-in at the buzzer put No. 13 Xavier up 71-70, turning a near-upset into another conference road loss. Senior Chris Monroe’s mid-range jumper put GW ahead 70-69 and gave Xavier the final possession with 10 seconds […]

AROUND CAMPUS

Seniors celebrate Mardi Gras The Class Council presents “Mardi Gras Senior Style” on Fat Tuesday at Third Edition in Georgetown. From 9 to 11:30 p.m., seniors can enjoy free food all night. Admission is free with a GWorld card. The upstairs room of the 1218 Wisconsin Ave. bar will be reserved for GW seniors. Students […]

Colonial women win 21st on senior day

Seniors Erica Lawrence and Lindsey Davidson were honored on Senior Day but it was the juniors that stole the show in the GW women’s basketball team’s 64-51 victory over Richmond Sunday. Holding a narrow lead with just under three minutes remaining, junior Ugo Oha (13 points, five blocks) rejected a Richmond basket and junior Marsheik […]

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 […]