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.

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 […]

Media veteran Cokie Roberts speaks at MVC

Interviewing a professional interviewer can be a little intimidating, especially if she is one of the most well known journalists in the country. But Cokie Roberts’ poised yet friendly demeanor put me at ease. Her favorite part of journalism is that is gives her a “license to snoop,” and that is what I like best […]


A high school group marches as part of D.C.’s annual cherry blossom parade down Constitution Avenue Saturday morning. The festival drew smaller numbers due to the war and fewer tourists visiting the city this year.

Music and martinis

Chick-Fil-A? Sushi? Burger King? Sometimes food at J Street just doesn’t cut it. While you may encounter the random singing frat boy at Taco Bell, to get the real deal, you must get off campus. Where do you go for singing and dining? Mimi’s American Bistro. Andy Shallal opened this Dupont Circle restaurant in 2000. […]

Housing number problems persist

Sophomores and juniors will reapply for housing lottery numbers starting Wednesday, officials announced Friday, in the latest development of what has become the 2003 housing debacle. While GW is currently reissuing rising-sophomore housing selection numbers after discovering a technical glitch, Housing Services noticed rising junior and senior numbers were not random last week and announced […]

Furry and fuzzy make the best friends

With housing selection coming up finding the perfect roommate has become a priority for many students. Someone who doesn’t take up too much space would be nice. And if they didn’t talk back or start fights, it would be a perfect match. Suddenly the sounds of soft purring or a friendly bark here and there […]