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.

GW plans for 2,400 freshmen

While GW became more selective this year, officials said they plan to enroll the second largest freshman class in University history. The University accepted 38 percent of applicants this year, down from 40 percent last year, but plans to enroll 2,400 freshmen next year after months of professing a goal of 2,250. “As the budget […]

Around Campus

CR leader faints, event re-scheduled A debate between the College Republicans and the College Democrats over the death penalty on Tuesday ended shortly after it began when Justin DeRise, a speaker for the College Republicans, fainted during opening arguments. The event, held in the Marvin Center Amphitheater, will be rescheduled sometime this month, organizers said. […]

Protesters prep for weekend

Thousands of demonstrators are set to converge on the District this weekend to protest the war in Iraq and international lending policies. The demonstrations, slated to coincide with the twice-yearly meeting of World Bank and International Monetary Fund officials, will be accompanied by anti-war protests, as demonstrators plan to voice their disapproval of an “unfair […]

Greek Briefs

Service group collects teddy bears for gun violence The Alpha Phi Omega community service fraternity is collecting teddy bears to distribute to children who have been victims of gun violence, to symbolize that there are more product safety regulations on the manufacturing of teddy bears than gun manufacturing. New teddy bears can be dropped off […]

U.S. forces close in on Baghdad

Posted 12:05 p.m. April 10 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau U.S. forces stormed into Baghdad Monday morning, in an unusual daylight attack on Iraq’s capital city. The U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry division reached the center of the city and swept into the Republican Palace, Saddam Hussein’s main office and security compound. U.S. forces also […]

SA Senate Notes

Moss resigns SA seat Sen. Dan Moss (U-SBPM) announced Tuesday that he declined to accept a fourth term as senator. In a letter to the Senate, Moss, who currently chairs the Finance Committee, cited “time constraints” and a desire “to take on new leadership opportunities” as his primary reasons for leaving. In an interview Wednesday […]

COLUMN: Stop comparing POWs in Cuba and Iraq

Posted 12:10 p.m. April 10 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau Since the March 23 broadcast of five American soldiers held by Iraqi forces on al-Jazeera, the international community has turned critical towards the United States concerns over the treatment of these Prisoners of War (POWs). And why? Because the international community claims the treatment […]

E St. classrooms, offices open

Construction workers put the finishing touches on the new Elliot School of International Affairs Wednesday, buffing out scratches in the shiny marble floors of the $72 million building. While students moved into the residence hall in the E Street complex in August, construction complications pushed back the opening of classrooms and offices until after spring […]

Looking for nuts? Exhibit exposes pantless peanut.

Mr. Peanut lives better than most of us. He has his top hat, his cane and his white gloves. His pants are conspicuously absent. It’s understandable. I guess he doesn’t feel the need to wear them while tons of people around the world eat his nuts. It’s hard to say just how a peanut man […]

Students rally against rape

A new student organization brought about 35 students together to rally against sexual assault and rape Monday night. Although the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance hosts an annual march and day of activities in October, the newly-formed Sexual Assault Awareness Alliance sponsored the first springtime rally. The SAAA held its Take Back the Night event to […]