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.

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 […]


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. […]


Bill to cut foreign student assistance advances in Florida (U-WIRE) TALAHASSE, Fla. – A bill to ban the state of Florida from giving financial assistance to students who are citizens of countries on the U.S. State Department’s list of countries considered to be sponsors of terrorism passed the state House Education committee last Monday. The […]


Maryland presidential candidate disqualified A student running for president of the University of Maryland’s Student Government Association was barred from the election after serving alcoholic drinks to minors at a party. Pat Wu, presidential candidate of the TANG party, has challenged the ruling, the University of Maryland Diamondback reported. On April 5, Wu attended a […]