March 6, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 53

Stories from the March 6, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Around Campus

Students bid for top housing picks Although the University is looking for additional housing accommodations and has not yet collected Intent to Return forms, the Residence Hall Association will host Martha’s Marathon Friday night. Martha’s Marathon is an auction for the top five housing selection numbers. The RHA will auction off numbers two to five […]

Movie: The Queen is back

Bringing Down the House 2 Hatchets With an unlikely duo like Steve Martin and Queen Latifah, both respected actors in their own right, you are bound for success, right? You’ve got star power, so what could possibly go wrong? Oh yeah, the script. Talented actors can only take a film so far when its headed […]

Bush addresses reporters, nation

Posted 12:30a.m. March 9 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau “Saddam Hussein and his weapons are a direct threat to this country, to our people, and to all free people,” President Bush said in his 2nd prime-time news conference Thursday night. Bush addressed concerns of an impending war with Iraq the night before Chief Weapons […]

Crime Log

Simple Assault 2/24 Gelman Library – 11:02 a.m. Case closed A female individual unaffiliated with GW entered the library and got into a verbal altercation with an employee. She also kicked and pushed the employee. The argument arose over a personal relationship. The employee wanted to press charges; Metropolitan Police arrested the woman and charged […]

Between the Lines: Presidents’ folly adds to disarray

It’s been a rough week for the Atlantic 10. Monday, the league was forced to impose sanctions on St. Bonaventure after the NCAA ruled the Bonnies had been using an ineligible player for most of the season. Later that evening, Rhode Island announced it was investigating allegations that former coach Jim Harrick, Sr.’s staff and […]

Poets speak out on war

Speakers urged the Bush administration not to go to war in Iraq and called for world peace at Wednesday night’s Poets Against the War program. More than 200 people filled the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom to capacity, forcing organizers to turn away several latecomers. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) and University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg also […]

SA Senate Notes

Trachtenberg discusses trimester system University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg spoke to the Senate for almost an hour on Tuesday about his proposed trimester system, which may have GW operating year-round by fall 2005 at the earliest. “How can we use our space and facilities most efficiently and in a way that helps our students?” Trachtenberg […]

GOP speaker talks feminism

Phyllis Schlafly, conservative activist and author, spoke to a packed Marvin Center auditorium Wednesday night. The event, sponsored by the College Republicans, was called “Feminism vs. Conservatism: the great debate.” Schlafly gave an address, followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience. “The notion that women in this country are oppressed is the biggest lie […]

Greek Briefs

Greeks model fashions The Panhellenic Association will host “My Big Fat Greek Fashion Show” Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theater. Members of fraternities and sororities will model fashions from Expressions, Cache, Ellie and Jean Machine and hair styles from Trade Secret and Unchained, Inc. Money raised at the event will go […]

Lacrosse drops home opener

The GW women’s lacrosse team lost to George Mason 17-4 Wednesday at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. Sophomore Heidi Mayer led the Colonials (1-1) who are competing in only their second year as a Division I varsity team. “I think we were more aggressive than they were but they are more mature then we are […]