March 13, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 55

Stories from the March 13, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Writing program set for trial run

Administrators are putting the finishing touches on a new writing course that a third of next year’s freshman class will be required to take instead of English 10 and 11. The classes will meet three to four times a week and will focus on developing writing skills necessary for University students, officials said. Incoming freshmen […]

Column: The great French fry faux pas

The french fry may soon be an extinct species if Republicans in the House of Representatives have their way. A panel that oversees the House food and dining operations ordered Tuesday that the french fry be renamed the “freedom fry” and french toast “freedom toast.” The House speaker has even suggested a tariff on French […]

Ambassadors speak on possibility of war, terrorism

The ambassadors of Afghanistan and Pakistan spoke to 50 Elliot School of International Affairs students and faculty, along with community members Monday, as the school debuted its Ambassador’s forum series. Hon. Ishaq Shayrar of Afghanistan and Hon. Ashraf Jehangir of Pakistan addressed how the pending war in Iraq and the war on terrorism are affecting […]

Letters to the Editor

Manipulating emotions The ad entitled “Helping the Terrorists: The Anti-Israel Divestment Campaign” (Feb. 24, p. 17) was extremely informative. Divestment is a campaign calling for pulling out investments in Israel until the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza is ended. The ad displayed how people with their own agendas use the covers of “democracy” […]

Men’s basketball’s season ends in Dayton

Posted March 13, 4:09 p.m. DAYTON, Ohio–In a season that saw the GW men’s basketball team play well enough to beat some of the nation’s top teams yet finish painfully short of actually doing so, perhaps it is only fitting that the Colonials ended the 2002-03 campaign with the same recurring theme. After trailing No. […]

Men’s basketball pumped for another shot at ‘X’

AMHERST, Mass. – “This is it.” The words were written in black marker on Mike Hall’s shoes during the GW men’s basketball team’s first-round Atlantic 10 Tournament game at Massachusetts Monday. The same thoughts were in the minds of all his teammates. The Colonials (12-16) had not won a conference road game all season and […]

Fertitta’s slam highlights rout of UMBC

Junior tri-captain Jeff Fertitta led a balanced offensive attack with a grand slam in the bottom of the third inning Wednesday as the GW baseball team routed Maryland-Baltimore County 11-1 at Barcroft Park in Arlington, Va. Freshman Tom Shanley extended his season-long hitting streak to 13 games with a single in GW’s five-run third inning. […]

Women headed to NCAA’s after winning A-10 Championship

In the biggest game of her three-year career, Ugo Oha played the game of her career. And that performance was enough to carry the GW women’s basketball team to its first Atlantic 10 Tournament title since 1996, sending the Colonials back to the NCAA Tournament after a one-year hiatus. The Colonials defeated Rhode Island 56-49 […]

President gives Saddam 48 hours

Posted 5:53 p.m. March 18 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau President Bush gave Saddam Hussein and his sons 48 hours to leave Iraq or they will face “military conflict commenced at a time of our choosing.” This ultimatum came after British and U.S. diplomats withdrew a U.N. resolution that would have cleared the path […]

Greek Briefs

New fraternity recruits on campus Representatives from the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity came to campus this week to colonize a group at GW. The fraternity, which left campus in 1997 because of documented hazing practices, was invited back to campus last semester. Two expansion representatives from the national organization will spend five weeks on campus […]