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.

Colonial varsity roundup

Mann places 14th in NCAA regional all-around Junior co-captain Rachel Mann placed 14th in the all-around competition at NCAA Regionals in Athens, Ga., Saturday. Mann was the lone representative of the GW gymnastics team at Regionals, as the team failed to advance for the first time since 1999. Mann tallied a 38.325, turning in her […]

Women’s water polo advances to Easterns

The GW women’s water polo team advanced to the Collegiate Water Polo Association’s Eastern Championships after a fourth-place finish at CWPA Southerns in Lewisburg, Pa., this weekend. The team will travel to Cambridge, Mass. April 25 for its seventh-consecutive Eastern appearance. The top finisher from Easterns will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. […]

GW considers summer term

Students will be required to attend a summer session between their sophomore and junior years if the administration approves a suggestion from a University task force studying different academic calendars. The task force, the Alternative Academic Calendar Committee, is also researching a switch to a four-by-four system, in which students would take four classes at […]

Tennis finishes sixth at A-10s

The GW men’s tennis team wrapped up its season with a sixth-place finish in the Atlantic 10 Championships Sunday, losing to Saint Joseph’s in the fifth-place match at the Oxford Athletic Club in Monroeville, Pa. Second-seeded St. Bonaventure beat No. 1 seed Richmond to take the title and the accompanying automatic NCAA tournament berth. Duquesne […]

Protests attract thouands

War demonstrators flocked to the streets of the city this weekend to peacefully demonstrate for and against U.S. intervention in Iraq. The demonstrations coincided with the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, meetings that traditionally draw anti-globalization protesters. But the majority of the marches, speeches and activism Saturday and Sunday […]

Corrections

A photo caption (“Club Action,” April 7, p. 15) misidentified the subject of the photo. The woman pictured is freshman Sarita Borgenicht. The article “Students rally against rape” (April 10, p. 7) incorrectly identified the Alliance for Sexual Assault Awareness as the Sexual Assault Awareness Alliance. The article “The Big Hunt” (April 7, p. 11) […]

D.C. rep struggles for votes

For millions of Americans, the Capitol building is a beacon of freedom, the epitome of liberty and equality. Yet, for District residents, this domed edifice represents the unattainable – and just another building they pass on their way to work. D.C. residents, burdened with the same responsibilities as every American citizen, are unique in that […]

University faces classroom crunch

The University is experiencing an acute classroom shortage, according to a report released to faculty leaders Friday. An exploding undergraduate population, coupled with city regulations limiting non-residential building, are leading administrators to consider scheduling classes during non-traditional times, as well as other changes. Despite a “building boom,” the number of classrooms available in the next […]

Wisdom and Coffee

The South American papier-mache puppets hanging in the window are the first clue this isn’t a Barnes and Noble. Way up Connecticut Avenue, 10 minutes from the UDC/Van Ness Metro stop, is Politics and Prose, one of D.C.’s last great independent bookstores. But what really makes a bookstore independent? Beyond the obvious financial differences, what […]

2004 candidates discuss issues

The war in Iraq, the economy, health care and education policy highlighted a gathering of all nine 2004 Democratic presidential candidates Wednesday night. Though the candidates were split on the war, all agreed attacking the ailing economy and the Bush tax cut plan was their best opportunity to take back the White House in 2004. […]