April 3, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 58

Stories from the April 3, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

SA Senate Notes

SA to file brief on behalf of GW in court The Student Association announced its intent this week to file an amicus brief for the University in its suit against the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment. The legal brief states the SA supports GW and notes that the BZA’s requirement that GW house 70 percent […]

Staff Editorial: Show us the money

The Study Abroad office has finalized the list of study abroad options, now totaling 211 programs, down from more than 5,000 a year ago. The verdict is in – students’ freedom of choice comes second to University finances. This policy, which forces all students wishing to receive study abroad credit to travel through affiliated programs, […]

GW nears deal with Virginia building

An official familiar with campus housing issues said the University is “very close” to making an agreement to house students in The Gallery, a luxury Rosslyn apartment building, next year. “I do believe students will be living in Virginia next year,” the official said. The apartment building, located at 1800 Wilson Ave., is two blocks […]

Around Campus

PB hosts Spring Fling The Program Board will host Spring Fling, its annual concert and day of festivities, Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. on the Quad. Hip hop act Jurassic 5 will headline the event. Openers include rock band Stepanian, which played with Graham Colton earlier this semester in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom. […]

Court denies second appeal

The University was dealt another blow in its battle over campus zoning last week when the U.S. Court of Appeals declined to review a March decision requiring GW to house a majority of students on campus. The defeat puts plans for a new business school on hold while the legal issues are resolved, University officials […]

Greek Briefs

Delta Gamma hosts Anchor Bowl The Delta Gamma Anchor Bowl, a week-long competition between fraternities, begins April 8. Events will include a penny war, a Mr. Anchor Man competition, a football tournament, a silent auction and a skit competition. All proceeds will go to Service for Sight, a national organization that works with the blind. […]

Study abroad list finalized

GW officials have finalized a list of 211 GW-affiliated options for next year, after deciding earlier this year to stop accepting credit from more than 5,000 unaffiliated programs. Students wishing to study abroad will be required to use one of the affiliated programs but are able to use a strict petition process to apply to […]

Freshmen to reselect ITRs

Rising sophomores will be able to reapply for lottery numbers starting at noon on Thursday after a technical glitch left out the lower half of housing lottery numbers last week. The University also announced a number of housing changes this week after student complaints regarding limited study abroad living options and the inability of rising […]

Kalb talks war coverage

Pentagon spokeswoman Torie Clark and New York Times White House Correspondent David Sanger headlined a discussion on the media’s coverage of the war Monday at the GW-sponsored Kalb Report. About 350 people, including many students, packed the National Press Club for the event, “The War in Iraq: Journalism’s Role and Responsibilities.” Bill Plante of CBS […]

SEAS Professor Feldman wins Trachtenberg award

School of Engineering and Applied Science professor Michael Feldman said he reels his students in with stories and quotations. Taking the advice of his wife, a writer, to “hook ’em with a quote,” Feldman applies the philosophy to get students interested in classroom discussion. “So many of these stories are funny, and people tend to […]