March 27, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 56

Stories from the March 27, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Greek Briefs

Lambda Chi ALpha holds Watermelon Fest The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity will host the main event for its fourth annual Watermelon Fest Sunday, an Olympic-style competition among seven sororities. The event is a week-long competition that also includes a lip-synch contest and food drive. Sunday’s event will take place from 12 to 3 p.m. on […]

Crime Log

Arson/Malicious Burning 3/20 Marvin Center – 11:30 a.m. Open Case Upon entering the ground floor bathroom, a UPD officer noticed that the contents of a garbage can were on fire. The fire was extinguished, and the D.C. Fire Department was called to search the building for additional fires. A fire was also extinguished in a […]

Letters to the Editor

Time for unity I watched on TV, along with millions of other fellow Americans, as President George W. Bush indicated we were going to war. Regardless of how much I expected this to happen, I found myself feeling anger toward the Bush administration. Many feel he is finishing what his father started and had long […]

Column: Remembering Rachel Corrie’s plight

You might have read about her in the news. Rachel Corrie was a 23-year-old American student at Evergreen College in Washington State. On March 16, she was the first person to be killed working with the International Movement for Solidarity in Gaza. She was killed after an Israeli bulldozer ran over her – and upon […]

Staff Editorial: Housing unplugged

In the midst of war, students have little time to grasp the complexities of this year’s housing selection. Since the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a city order to house all freshmen and sophomores and 70 percent of all students within campus boundaries or outside Foggy Bottom, uncertainty and confusion have prevailed […]

Committee nixes trimesters

While University officials have ruled out switching to a trimester system anytime soon, members of a committee studying different academic calendars said GW may consider adding a required summer session. Committee chairmen Charles Karelis and Walter Brown released a statement in last week’s By George, revealing the committee’s initial findings to abandon a trimester system […]

Burglars strike Rice Hall over break

Metropolitan and University police are investigating a series of burglaries of administrative offices on campus. On March 19, eight offices in Rice Hall were broken into, according to a UPD crime report. UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said offices on the second, third, fifth, sixth and eighth floors were burglarized. She said while intruders entered several […]

Muslims request zero tolerance

Muslim students urged University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg to adopt a statement reiterating GW’s zero tolerance policy toward hate crimes against Muslims at an emergency Muslim Students’ Association town hall meeting Tuesday night. About 50 students attended the event in the Marvin Center Amphitheater to hear University officials and Muslim activists discuss issues confronting Muslim […]

Colonials Varsity Roundup

Golf team opens spring season The GW golf team finished 16th out of 19 teams at the William and Mary Invitational in Williamsburg, Va., in the Colonials’ second match of the spring season Sunday and Monday. Freshmen Brian Carroll and Dan Mirabella paced GW with scores of 228 and 230, respectively. Carroll finished in a […]

Rams snap GW baseball’s 11-game win streak

The GW baseball team was coasting 11-game winning streak after an undefeated spring break, but a loss to Rhode Island Saturday snapped the Colonials’ early season run. And with a second loss to the Rams Monday, a loss to Delaware State Tuesday and a postponement that spoiled the Colonials’ 5-1 lead at Navy Wednesday, the […]