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.

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 […]

D.C. fights for representation

The red and white “Taxation Without Representation” flag flying outside the U Street office of D.C. Vote is stained and tattered, a symbol of the ongoing struggle to secure voting rights for District residents. Inside the office, paid staff and volunteers scurry about with a renewed sense of purpose, as Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton’s (D-D.C.) […]

Weather leaves Colonials stuck in the mud

While only four teams have beaten the GW baseball team this season, there is one opponent that has dropped the Colonials into second-to-last place in the Atlantic 10 West. This opponent has no offense, no pitching and no defense. With the defending A-10 Champion Colonials off to a 19-7 start, the only thing keeping GW […]

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. […]