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.

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 […]

Baseball contest vs. GMU rained out

The GW men’s baseball team’s scheduled game against George Mason University Wednesday was canceled due to rain. The game has not been rescheduled yet, but there is a possibility the Colonials could play a doubleheader in their next scheduled start against the Patriots April 9. The Colonials’ next game would be their home opener against […]

GW hosts affirmative action panel

GW officials explained the University’s position on affirmative action to an audience of 30 students Tuesday night, noting GW’s recent filing of an amicus brief for the current University of Michigan case supporting affirmative action. Outside panelists also discussed affirmative action in institutions across the United States, to the primarily minority audience in the Marvin […]

Monroe chases history

In nearly four years, 2,186 points have earned Chris Monroe a lot. He’s gained the respect of opponents, teammates and coaches alike. He’s amassed a trophy case worth of individual awards and is the most well-known GW athlete of his time – look no further than his No. 4 jersey on sale at the GW […]

Breaking News: Hart edges Sobel for SA presidency

POSTED: 11:45p.m. March 6 Kris Hart edged out Steve Sobel for Student Association president Thursday, winning by 91 votes. Hart, a sophomore, garnered 53 percent of 2,021 student votes to Sobel’s 47 percent. “We did it,” Hart said. “We’re going to have a great SA. The SA is coming back to the students.” Two-hundred seventy […]

Officials delay e-mail upgrade

The University has delayed a major e-mail overhaul until after graduation because of a hardware glitch in January that left students unable to access accounts for nearly a week. The upgrade, which technology officials originally planned to finish by spring break, will now be implemented over the summer. Webmail currently runs like a simpler version […]

Staff Editorial: All expenses paid in one bill

The University is, as Managing Director for Business Services Michael Pellar said, on the “cutting edge” of meal plans. The fusion of meal points and debit dollars is an innovative way for the administration to both satisfy students and generate extra revenue – changing the concept of traditional meal plans by integrating the city into […]

Student ‘Crossfire’ sparks debate

Sporting more hair than James Carville and lacking the bow tie of Tucker Carlson, GW students duked it out on the CNN “Crossfire” set in the Media and Public Affairs building Tuesday night. Hosted by former Student Association President David Burt, the program featured debates between SA presidential runoff candidates Kris Hart and Steve Sobel […]

Column: Backtracking on female progress

On March 8, 2003, the world will continue a long tradition of observing International Women’s Day. In the past, this day has been a celebration of global progress in women’s rights. This year, however, there is not much to celebrate. Since taking office, President George W. Bush and his administration have made numerous policy decisions […]

GW appeals ruling, housing selection set for late April

GW is filing an appeal this week of a recent federal appeals court decision that restricts where students can live and could hold up construction of a new business school. The University is requesting review of the case by a full nine-member U.S. Court of Appeals after a three-judge panel ruled against GW last month. […]