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.

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 […]

Xavier ends men’s basketball season

DAYTON, Ohio, March 13 – The GW men’s basketball team played well enough to beat some of the nation’s top teams this season, yet often came just short of actually doing so. Perhaps it was only fitting, then, that the Colonials ended their 2002-03 campaign with the same recurring theme. After trailing No. 10 (Associated […]

D.C. continues bid for a Major League Baseball team

The process of relocating the Montreal Expos continued last Thursday as the three areas vying for the franchise sent delegations to meet with Major League Baseball’s relocation committee. Representatives from D.C., Portland, Ore., and northern Virginia gave presentations on the economic capacity of their respective areas to become the Expos’ new home in 2004. Topics […]

Colonial Women’s basketball ousted in second round of Big Dance

Norman, Okla. – The GW women’s basketball team’s trip back to the NCAA tournament handed the No. 7 Colonials two early obstacles. They conquered the first task, beating the Mideast Region’s 10th seed University of Oklahoma on the Sooners’ home court. But the second, beating the team that snapped Connecticut’s record 70-game winning streak, proved […]

Students, faculty discuss war with Iraq

Students returning from spring break became fully engaged in debate over the justification, coverage and future of the war in Iraq this week. Most students said they have constantly been tuning into the news, while others said war coverage has taken over the airwaves and they have decreased their television watching. Professors said they have […]