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.

Va. governor will speak at graduation

Posted 6:20 p.m. April 8-Virginia Governor Mark Warner will speak at the May 18 Commencement ceremony, a spokesman in the governor’s office and GW officials confirmed Tuesday. Warner, 48, graduated with a bachelor’s degree from GW in 1977 and is a former member of the University’s Board of Trustees. “The governor feels a personal connection […]

Tech staff warns students

GW officials are warning students to curtail the use of file-sharing programs like KaZaA and Morpheus or lose their Internet connections, the University announced last week. Officials say the sharing applications, which take up large amounts of bandwidth, the amount of information that can be processed at one time, slow down GW’s network, decreasing the […]


Congressional kidnapper gets 20 years A man who kidnapped two Congressional staffers from their homes on Capitol Hill last fall was sentenced to 20 years in jail Friday. Johnny Littlejohn was sentenced after pleading guilty in December to charges of armed kidnapping, WJLA reported. Prosecutors said Littlejohn and a second defendant kidnapped Jerry Clarke and […]

Program offers work abroad

Students and recent graduates interested in an alternative to studying abroad can participate in a non-profit exchange organization that matches applicants with internships abroad. First created by European students after World War II, L’Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Econmiques et Comerrciales, or AIESEC, now functions in 84 countries and more than 700 universities worldwide. […]


Effects of mysterious illness seen at UC-Berkeley (U-WIRE) BERKELEY, Calif. – A University of California at Berkeley student was back in school Thursday after what he thought was a brush with a deadly virus. The student said she sat next to a man on a flight from Tokyo who thought he had contracted the deadly […]

Letters to the Editor

On-campus woes I implore you; the next time there is a fire drill, whatever you do, do not forget appropriate footwear. I learned this extremely valuable tip from two particularly witty University Police officers as they, with my assistance, filled out a “behavioral report” form on me during a fire drill at 10:00 a.m., one […]

Cherry Blossom Parade rings in spring

The Cherry Blossom Parade marched down Constitution Avenue Saturday morning as tourists flocked to the city for the annual event. Originally designed to commemorate the anniversary of Tokyo’s gift of cherry trees to the city, the Cherry Blossom Parade has become an eclectic event with clowns and Redskins cheerleaders showcasing their talents. Parade participants came […]


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 […]