April 3, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 58

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

Letters to the editor

Unsubstantiated While it is always a tragedy for any girl – regardless of nationality – to be killed asserting her right to protest (which incidentally is not recognized in the Palestinian-controlled parts of the West Bank), Bernard Pollack’s column “Remembering Rachel Corrie’s plight” (March 27, p. 4) irresponsibly concluded that an Israeli bulldozer ran over […]

Colonial Varsity Roundup

Softball swept at home The GW softball team dropped both games of a home doubleheader to James Madison University Wednesday at Mount Vernon, sinking their inaugural season record to 2-17 overall and 0-4 in the Atlantic 10. The Colonials did not score a run in either game, losing the first 5-0 and the second 4-0. […]

Column: Amicus brief supports students

Over the last several days, we have had a very tough issue to examine and an even tougher decision to make. As you may already know, GW is preparing a case against the city to repeal the Board of Zoning Adjustment orders concerning campus housing. This weekend, University officials approached the SA to file an […]

Column: Affirming affirmative action

In his book “Recruiting and Hiring Minority Employees” Richard Young writes, “Government neutrality in the area of (black America) is the moral equivalent of approving past racist crimes.” Affirmative action means taking positive steps to end discrimination, to prevent its recurrence and to create new opportunities that were previously denied to qualified minorities and women. […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 3/28 Mount Vernon Shuttle – 2:24 a.m. Case closed A driver returning from a trip to the bathroom found a student in the driver’s seat of the bus tampering with the controls. He then reported the student to UPD. Referred to SJS 3/25 Ross Hall – 3:35 p.m. Case closed An individual in […]

Column: Mail services not to blame

The University continues to struggle with the poor student perception of GW Mail Services. As a Presidential Administrative Fellow working in the Office of Auxiliary Services as well as a recent graduate and four-year resident in GW’s residence halls, I am keenly aware of the slow mail service that currently plagues our University. However, now […]

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. […]