April 7, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 59

Stories from the April 7, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Law school, GSEHD rank among top 25 The law school, Graduate School of Education and Human Development and graduate programs in health and public affairs ranked among the U.S. News and World Report’s 25 best graduate schools in the United States. The publication, which hits newsstands Monday, gives out rankings annually. The law school, moving […]

Supreme Court considers affirmative action

Posted 9:15 p.m. April 7 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau A landmark Supreme Court ruling on whether race can be used in university admissions processes could come in July. That comes as the Court heard arguments this week from lawyers representing students who say the University of Michigan’s ranking system, in which minority students […]

Getting serious about limiting collateral damage

In response to the recent admission on the part of the United States and British military who confirmed that they have been using cluster bombs in Halla and other neighboring towns in Iraq over the last week, I join with human rights groups to condemn the use of cluster bombs. The International Committee of the […]

After the invasion is the after party

With American troops now amassing on the outskirts of Baghdad, there should be no doubt in anybody’s mind that the Iraqi Baathist regime’s days are numbered. Regardless of whether we support this war or not, we all knew the invasion would be relatively easy. However, winning the peace – that is successfully occupying and rebuilding […]

Restrictive study abroad policies limit possible experiences

Since announcing its new restrictive policies, I have eagerly awaited the study abroad office’s list of “approved” study abroad programs. After seeing The Hatchet’s story and the list, my expectations of total disappointment were more than fulfilled. I graduated in 1991 from the Elliott School of International Affairs, thanks in part to the year abroad […]

Should car bombings be considered war crimes?

Whatever one thinks about the legality of the U.S. invasion in Iraq, it is quite evident from the new coverage of the war that the Iraqi forces are fighting dirty. Their use of schools, hospitals and mosques as ammunition depots and bases of operations and use of human shields constitute clear violations of the international […]

Battle of the sexes

Q:I have been friends this girl for a while now, and I recently realized that I like her. But she is content being friends. I don’t want to do anything to ruin our friendship, but I want to move it to the next level, what do I do? -Unsure Chick: Are you positive she is […]

Bachelorettes and beer

This past Saturday, throngs of women and a handful of hopeful men gathered at the Rock Bottom Brewery and Restaurant in Ballston, Va. The sounds of brightly painted acrylic nails tapping nervously on crowded tables and high pitched chatting mixed with the scent of perfume and cheap cosmetics created an atmosphere that exuded a sense […]

Dance marathon raises $8,600

About 100 students boogied to the rhythms of dance music Saturday for the third annual GW Dance Marathon. Raising $8,600 for the Children’s Hospital in Northeast D.C., participants danced from noon until midnight in the Hippodrome. Dancers, as well as supporters and children who will benefit from the funds, enjoyed free food, games, karaoke and […]