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.

A president’s mixed past

The Marvin Center, which celebrated its 33rd birthday in February, carries the name of one of the University’s most historic and controversial figures. President Cloyd Heck Marvin’s presidency was a time of great expansion for the University. It was also marked by great turmoil. This year marks the 75th anniversary of his three-decade reign as […]

Professor addresses Nazi tactics

A College of London professor addressed Nazi propaganda strategies at a lecture Thursday night in the Marvin Center. Speaking to a crowd of about 10 students and five professors, Michael Berkowitz discussed how the Nazis depicted Jews as a homogenous race of criminals during the 1930s and 1940s. Berkowitz explained how the Nazis “meticulously shaped” […]

Staff editorial: Zoning 101

The University has engaged in two intertwined legal battles to maneuver out from under a Board of Zoning Adjustment mandate to house a majority of students on campus. Students should have keen knowledge of these confusing proceedings, considering the repercussions the final decision could have on housing and student life. As The Hatchet reported Thursday, […]

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. […]