April 3, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 58

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

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 […]

SNAPSHOT

CORE spokesman Niger Innia (l.) and former District official Bernard Demczuk discuss affirmative action at a forum Wednesday night cosponsered by the College Republicans and the Black Student Union.

Affirmative action supporters demonstrate at Supreme Court

Thousands rallied in support of affirmative action at the U.S. Supreme Court and the Lincoln Memorial Tuesday, calling on the Court to uphold the practice of giving preferential treatment to minorities in college admissions. The court heard oral arguments in two cases challenging the University of Michigan’s use of race as a factor in admissions, […]

Blood, lust, revenge: Noam Chomsky deconstructs U.S. terrorism

“There can’t be a war against terrorism … it’s a logical impossibility … The thesis is 1) that we are total hypocrites on any issue relating to terrorism and 2) that the first thesis is so obvious, it takes real effort to dismiss it.” If one thinks back to a time before “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” […]

Exercise Science program becomes department

GW’s exercise science program became the third department of its kind in the country when it received full departmental status in late March. A program becomes a department once it has distinguished itself academically within its school, officials said. “The elevation of a program to departmental status is an action that is not taken lightly,” […]