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.

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 […]

At the Movies

Anger Management by Jeff Frost 3.5 Hatchets In this corner, weighing in at three Oscars, is Jack Nicholson. In the other corner is Opera Man himself Adam Sandler. Why don’t you have ringside seats yet? Anger Management tells the story of mild-mannered Dave Buznik (Sandler), whose bad day lands him in the care of unconventional […]

Sex crime act to take effect in fall

Convicted sex offenders will be required to notify state and local authorities if they are enrolled or working at universities when a sex crime prevention act goes into force this October. The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention act, which was passed in 2000, will also require universities to provide the campus community with access to […]

Pell grants to rise by $50

Students receiving federal Pell Grants will be eligible to increase their awards by $50 next year, capping the grant at $4,050. The allocation is a compromise between a Senate bill that would have raised the maximum award by $100 and a Bush administration proposal to leave the maximum at 2002 levels for the next two […]