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.

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 […]

Bush meets with Britain, Spain before U.N. vote

Posted 6:00 p.m. March 19 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau President Bush met with the leaders of Britain and Spain on Sunday to “discuss all final diplomatic options” on “how best to proceed to make it unequivocally clear to Saddam Hussein that there will be serious consequences if he fails to disarm” said Bush […]

Panel attacks media bias

This article is biased. That’s because “there is no such thing as objectivity in news coverage,” said Nathan Guttman, a Washington correspondent for Israel’s Ha’aretz Daily Newspaper, at a forum on media and public diplomacy at the Law School Monday. Guttman explained while journalists can strive for balance and objectivity in their reporting, the nature […]

Operation Iraqi Freedom begins

Posted 6:30 p.m. March 20 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau On Wednesday night, U.S. forces dropped the first bombs on Iraq in a surprise attack on Baghdad, signaling the beginning of the military conflict. Forty Tomahawk missiles were dropped on three strategic targets around Baghdad in an attempt to hit senior members of the […]

Students travel despite warnings

Despite a pending war in Iraq, several GW students planning to head overseas for spring break are carrying through with their travel arrangements. Most students said they plan to visit friends studying abroad in Europe, and that a conflict in Iraq is far enough removed from the region to meet their safety comfort zone. The […]

It takes ovaries, really it does…

An ample black woman raises her eyes to the audience, smiles and breaks into a slow dance. Dressed in multicolored, loose-fitting pants she moves gracefully across the empty chapel floor. About a minute passes, she stops and walks towards the audience. “Well, hello,” she says, “I see you’ve finally come to see me.” She lets […]

2004 hopeful delivers policy address

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) assailed the Bush administration’s domestic policy and spoke about the plight of working-class Americans in a policy address at GW Wednesday. More than 100 students attended the event, held in the Media and Public Affairs building’s Jack Morton Auditorium. Many seats were vacant because of a last-minute time […]