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.

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 […]

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 […]