March 10, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 54

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

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 […]


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 […]

Friday makes early exit

Beth Friday averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds a game for Duquesne this season, but the stat line from her final collegiate game will read 0 points, 0 rebounds and one minute played. It actually took less than 30 seconds. After an Ugo Oha miss on the first possession of the game, Friday came down […]


Presidential candidate speaks on campus Senator John Edwards (D-N.C.), a presidential candidate for the 2004 election, will deliver a policy address at GW Wednesday. He will discuss the challenges facing parents today and offer ideas to strengthen American families. The event will take place in the Media and Public Affairs building’s Jack Morton Auditorium at […]

Forum: The reality of a media bias

Left: A common conspiracy theory Well, we have heard it over and over again. Like Avril Lavigne’s song, “Complicated,” which just never seems to go away, the notion of a liberal media is a lucrative business and the rallying cry for conservatives nationwide. It ranges from offering an alternative newspaper to The Hatchet at GW […]