April 14, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 61

Stories from the April 14, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

All wound up

“Knit one, purl two, knit one, purl two.” This is not your grandmother’s knitting circle – Julia Roberts, Lauren Ambrose from HBO’s “Six Feet Under” and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi are members, too. Knitting is not just for old ladies anymore, and GW students are catching on to the trend, along with some of the […]

Letters to the Editor

Alumni e-mail In the past I used The Hatchet as a vehicle to display my discontent for GW’s administration via political cartoons. Whereas my previous work was more wit and humor than politics, my old age (almost a year removed) has made me mean and bitter. Normally I would just shake my head disapprovingly at […]

University hosts Embassy Dinner

A diverse group of about 150 dignitaries and GW community members convened in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Friday evening for the 71st annual Embassy Dinner. Dressed in formal or ethnic attire, attendees mingled with ambassadors and other diplomats, saw various cultural performances and received an exotic sampling of dishes from more than a dozen […]


Katie O’Neill, the lead singer of Paper Doll, participated in the Rock for Choice concert in the Hippodrome Friday evening. The event aimed to raise awareness for reproductive rights.

Reverse racism is still racism

Back when I was in high school, I stumbled upon the University of Michigan’s Web site. On it was an “online calculator” of my chances of being admitted. I keyed in my stats, extracurriculars, community service activities and race, and according to the calculator, I would have had a 99 percent chance of admission to […]

Battle of the sexes

Question: My boyfriend and I are both going abroad next year, but while he’s only going away for a semester, I’m going to be gone all year. In the meantime, we’ve been trying to figure out what to do about our relationship. I really don’t want to break up with him, but I know from […]

Forum: Inequal pay – fact or myth?

Disparities exist between men and women Bernard Pollack April 15 is the date this year when women will finally earn as much as men earned by Dec. 31 for their work last year. This is National Equal Pay Day. And this year is the fortieth anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, a congressional act that […]

Mangia! Mangia!

Walking into Paolo’s is like walking into any other Georgetown restaurant. While this is an Italian restaurant, you will have to search to find any sense of Italy in the eatery, other than on the menu, of course. At 5 p.m. on Friday the restaurant does not have a waiting list, but it is definitely […]


D.C. high school students receive full GW scholarships The University gave seven D.C. public high school seniors full scholarships to GW on Friday. The Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship awards are given out annually and renewed each year if students meet GW’s academic progress standards. The scholarships provide for tuition, room and board, books and fees. […]

Pacifist student speaks out

Marching alongside black-clad anarchists, puppet-wielding pacifists and disillusioned veterans, freshman Jamie Holbrook is just another face in the anti-war crowd. Articulate and soft-spoken, Holbrook flashed a peace sign as the group wound around the streets of northwest D.C. The freshman from Pepperal, Mass., was one of a handful of GW students who marched in protest […]