April 10, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 60

Stories from the April 10, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Stop the insanity

The administration said they planned on enrolling 2,250 freshmen next year. It seemed they were finally attempting to bring some sort of normalcy to the admission figures and to the University, both of which have seen rapid over-expansion in the past few years. But then the bottom line came into play. After “finalizing the budget,” […]

Students fight for ‘fair’ coffee

A new student organization is calling on the University to offer Fair Trade coffee at all GW dining locations. While George Washington United Students for Fair Trade members said they are happy GW sells the coffee at some locations, their goal is 100 percent Fair Trade brew on campus. Coffee labeled Fair Trade goes through […]

The face of comedy. A night at the Washington Improv Theatre

Sometimes you are not funny.” That’s what I tell my friends after their third beer, when they start doing imitations. Face it, kids, your friends aren’t that cool. To get through this night you’re going to need some professional help. Washington Improv Theater’s “Big Bang: Something from Nothing,” currently on at the D.C. Arts Center […]

Staff Editorial: A valid choice

The word is out; Virginia Governor Mark Warner will keynote the Commencement ceremony this May, and student response is mixed. It seems every year students and The Hatchet editorial board alike feel the need to recognize the good things about the year’s Commencement speaker, only then to tear him or her down as unfit for […]

Warner to give Commencement address

Virginia Governor Mark Warner will keynote Commencement May 18, a spokesman in the governor’s office and GW officials confirmed Tuesday. Warner, 48, a Democrat, graduated from GW in 1977 and is a former member of the University’s Board of Trustees. “The governor feels a personal connection to George Washington (University) and the city,” said Kevin […]

BAR BELLE: Takes pot shots at everyone’s favorite target…the elderly

Enriqueta’s Dress: Sombrero if you want to mesh with the decor, a business suit if you want to mesh with the clientele. Cover: No, it’s a restaurant Carded: We weren’t Some would say the Bar Belle has no business reviewing Enriqueta’s because it’s a restaurant. But, in my four years at GW, I have never […]

Column: City does not discriminate against students

As a GW alumnus, veteran student government official and former Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in Foggy Bottom, I feel that I can add a unique perspective to the editorial issued by The GW Hatchet April 7. The staff editorial “Zoning 101” (p. 4) overlooks some key historical facts. When the GW administration initially proposed the campus […]

University faces additional problems reissuing ITRs

In the latest in a long line of technical snafus that have highlighted the 2003 housing lottery process, the University had to shut down the reissuing of lottery numbers Wednesday when more than a dozen students received number 10,000. Sophomores and juniors should only have received numbers between 1 and 4,499. Housing and technology officials […]

Column: American youth needs increased political involvement

The Chinese say, “May you live in interesting times.” This wise old adage is more appropriate to our current situation then ever. As we initiate a pre-emptive war on Iraq, the world is divided and people are choosing sides. I would like to discuss the Iraqi situation as a catalyst to explore a larger issue, […]

Column: Trimesters may be the only answer

We should all pray GW wins its case in D.C. court against the Board of Zoning Adjustment’s housing mandate. If the University loses, students may be forced to attend school in the hot and humid D.C. summer. The problem is one of simple arithmetic. Combine GW’s growing student population with excessively strict BZA restrictions and […]