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.

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 […]

Students perform Danceworks

Nine dancers dressed in pinstripe outfits debated the truth of various subjects, from the shape of the earth to the existence of AIDS, at a preview of the theater and dance department’s semi-annual Danceworks Concert Wednesday night. The show will open to the public Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dorothy Betts Theater, playing through […]

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 […]