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.

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 […]

A whole lotta love

As a lifelong panda enthusiast (some might call me strangely obsessive), I thought I knew everything there was to know about the cuddly-looking giants. But I was wrong. During my visit to the National Zoo, I learned that pandas have no shame. This was my second time seeing the animals I have adored since I […]

Family supports troops

The members of the Johnson family of Evington, Va., look nothing like the average demonstrators who frequently take to the streets of the District preaching everything from anarchy and socialism to free love. Dressed in red, white and blue, the family of five carried flags instead of signs. Instead of chanting the now-familiar slogan “Who’s […]

Ernie Harwell speaks at MPA

“Strike three called, he stood there like a house by the side of the road.” It was vintage Ernie Harwell Thursday afternoon when the Hall of Fame sports broadcaster spoke in the Media and Public Affairs building. Vice President of Communications Mike Freedman, a 30-year broadcast veteran and former general manager of the CBS Radio […]

Aramark chefs compete in cook-off

Two Aramark chefs cooked, fried and sauteed halibut Thursday in Thurston Dining Hall as they competed in GW’s first “Chef Challenge,” modeled after the television show “Iron Chef.” About 30 GW students eating early dinners Thursday witnessed the competition as the two chefs hurriedly prepared very distinctive varieties of the saltwater fish. Charles “Chet” Thomson, […]