March 10, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 54

Stories from the March 10, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Getting green

Your parents cut you off. Now what? With graduation less than three months away and the job market looking lean, many seniors find themselves stuck wondering how they’ll be able to get by in the real world without that high-paying job they had their eye on when they applied to GW four years ago. They […]

Battle of the sexes

Question: I met this really great guy, “John,” who’s incredibly hot and funny, at a party. We talked and danced and traded numbers at the end of the night, but when I told my friends about him, they all said he was a total player. Now I don’t know what to do, because John has […]

Women’s basketball to host A-10 final

SOUTH KINGSTON, R.I. – The GW women’s basketball team has not hosted an Atlantic 10 Tournament final since 1997 and has not won the championship since 1996. The women took care of the first drought already, with a win over Temple Saturday. GW (23-6, 15-1 A-10) could rectify the second drought Monday night when it […]

Paying back loans

Many students worry about student loan payments once they graduate. To begin with, these bills will become priority because the government tends to be a less-than- forgiving creditor. When faced with a choice between paying the government and being a little late with another bill, keep in mind that defaulting Uncle Sam will damage a […]

Staff Editorial: Paying for nothing

It is bad enough that the University mandates students to study abroad through affiliated programs to continue receiving tuition charges even while students study in foreign countries. But now, with GW’s new housing policy, some juniors and seniors will pay room and board while they are abroad. According to an administration-produced housing advertisement (see p. […]

Nader, experts discuss troops’ safety

Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader urged the Bush administration to take protective health measures for troops sent to the Middle East at the National Press Club Thursday. The news conference included seven other speakers, including Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) and Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich), discussed U.S. troops’ inadequate protection against nuclear, biological, and chemical […]

Staff Editorial: Same SA, new year

After all the talk and effort to use this year’s Student Association election as a referendum to “clean up the SA,” the result seems to be a return to the status quo. Students have successfully elected all the major players of this year’s scandals, and The Hatchet is wary of any promises that next year […]

The failure of Bush’s war rhetoric

In what appears to be the last hours of diplomatic wrangling over which Iraqi transgressions will precipitate war, it seems instructive to look at the last 17 months of rhetoric by the Bush administration that has been so remarkably unsuccessful in winning popular support for a war. It is extraordinary that the Bush administration has […]

International law professor speaks to honor students

A GW law professor who has taken Libya and Saudi Arabia to court over terrorist attacks spoke Thursday night, calling on students to stay informed and take individual action toward preventing future terrorist attacks. Professorial lecturer Allan Gerson, who spoke to about a hundred University honors students and faculty members, said citizens need to re-examine […]

AROUND THE NATION

U. Maryland student dies of mono complications (U-WIRE) COLLEGE PARK, Md. – A University of Maryland student died from an extremely rare complication of mononucleosis last Sunday, the student’s family said Monday. Benjamin Petty, a 20-year-old junior finance major, died at The Johns Hopkins Hospital early March 2 after being bedridden for almost two weeks […]