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.

SA Senate Notes

Student Life committee debates bills The Student Life Committee accepted a bill urging the University to re-institute Midnight Madness. The full Senate will consider the resolution when it reconvenes after spring break A bill urging the University to supply each student room with a terrorist emergency kit that would include food and medical supplies was […]

Staff Editorial: Drinking under the table

Underage drinkers down about 20 percent of all alcohol consumed in the United States, according to a recent report in The Journal of the American Medical Association. The prevalence of alcohol at colleges is increasing and drawing new focus and research. Representatives from the Center for Alcohol and Drug Education recently told Greek leaders there […]

Sororities elect Panhellenic board amid controversy

In an emergency meeting Monday night, the Panhellenic Association untangled a snare that delayed the election of next year’s executive board by a few weeks. Junior Fiona Conroy of Phi Sigma Sigma will head the board, which serves as the governing body for campus sororities, next year with six other executive members. Each year a […]

Column: The increasing prevalence of student discontent

As the University winds down for spring break, it comes as a welcome break to administrators, whom are increasingly the subject of student criticism. Letters to The Hatchet expressing dissatisfaction with recent University policy decisions are swelling in number and turning more negative in attitude. Students are fed up with the administration and it is […]

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 […]