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.

Spirit teams place high at nationals

The GW dance and cheerleading squads took home top 10 finishes last week at the Chick-Fil-A College Cheer & Dance Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla. The cheerleading team finished in fifth place in the final round while the dance squad took ninth. The cheerleading and dance teams are known by students for their performances at […]

Column: Don’t you know there’s a war on?

BARCELONA, Spain – I was sipping tequila from Penelope Cruz’s navel when my signature “Born To Be Wild” custom cell phone ring screamed from my jeans pocket. “Is that the bad men who want to kill you?” cooed Cruz, her face a picture of wanting uncertainty, if there exists such a thing. “Come on, you […]

Supreme Court considers affirmative action

Posted 10:00 a.m. April 10 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 […]

Women’s lacrosse wins in record blowout

The GW women’s lacrosse team put together its most dominating performance in the program’s young history Wednesday, beating Howard 19-5 at Greene Stadium. After taking an 8-4 lead into halftime, the Colonials used five unanswered goals to turn the match into a blowout. Sophomore Jamie Lee scored three of her four goals in the second […]

Congress debates war funding bill, tax cuts

Posted 12:00 p.m. April 10 by Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau President Bush’s domestic economic strategy was dealt a major blow last week when the Senate cut his proposed tax cut proposal by more than half. At issue during the debate was the Iraqi war whose duration and cost can only be estimated. The president’s […]

Crime Report

Liquor Law Violation 4/4 Off Campus – 2:54 a.m. Case closed University Police were informed there was a student who was severely intoxicated at the Havana Breeze nightclub. The student was taken to the emergency room for excessive consumption. Referred to SJS 4/4 Thurston Hall – 11:55 p.m. Case closed A UPD officer, responding to […]

Robinson week will honor icon

Next week commemorates the 56th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier. To celebrate his achievements, GW’s Jackie Robinson Society and the Multicultural Student Services Center are hosting Jackie Robinson week April 14-19. The organizations are bringing several guest speakers, including noted Washington Post sports columnist Michael Wilbon, to campus for discussion […]

SA secures extra tuition money

Student Association leaders said they will have an additional $57,000 to allocate to student organizations next year after ensuring a summer tuition fee will become a permanent part of the SA’s budget. The SA currently collects $1 per credit hour from all students for the fall and spring semesters, up to $15 per student. Students […]

GW set to defend Potamac

The GW Invitational Crew Classic has always been the official regatta of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. It has always been one of the largest faces in collegiate rowing and has always included top-ranked crews. None of this will change for this year’s race, but the GW rowers do hope one thing will be different […]