April 17, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 62

Stories from the April 17, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA Senate Notes

Senate elects new committee chairs The Senate-elect elected its chairs for the upcoming year Tuesday. Sen. Chrissy Trotta (U-CCAS) was elected Rules chair without opposition. Mohammed Ali (U-CCAS) was elected chair of the Finance Committee. In a legislative upset, Janae Lepir (G-Law) beat out J.P. Blackford to head the Academic Affairs Committee. Sen. Anya Dembling […]

Around Campus

Mail Services vehicle hits pedestrian A GW Mail Services vehicle hit a pedestrian at 24th and H streets Saturday, University Police officials said. The pedestrian, who is unaffiliated with GW, was taken to the emergency room for two fractured legs. The pedestrian didn’t sustain any life-threatening injuries, said UPD Chief Dolores Stafford, who declined to […]

University buys Gallery

Upperclassmen will be able to live with their boyfriend or girlfriend, a friend from another D.C. school, their cat or their grandmother in University housing next year after GW finalized plans to purchase a luxury apartment building in Rosslyn, Va. this week. The University signed a deal Wednesday with The Gallery, located two blocks from […]

Greek Briefs

IFC sponsors root beer pong tourney As part of the Program Board’s Controversy Week, the Interfraternity Council will hold a root beer pong tournament Tuesday afternoon. The event will take place on Kogan Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and all fraternity members are welcome to participate. Tau Kappa Epsilon holds book sale The […]

‘Crossfire’ returns at new time

CNN’s “Crossfire” has survived a major post-war shift in the network’s programming schedule though the format was shortened and bumped out of prime time, the network announced Tuesday. The daily political debate show, which is broadcast live from GW, will now air at 4:30 p.m. and run in a half-hour format. The show will air […]

University will not comply with BZA ruling

The Hall on Virginia Avenue will remain a freshman residence hall next year and study abroad students will be able to choose from all upperclassmen residence halls, officials announced Wednesday with other changes to housing selection. The University will not comply with the Board of Zoning Adjustment’s order to house 70 percent of undergraduates, including […]

Space crunch hurts scheduling

Some students registering for classes next fall may still see “classroom TBA” on their schedules as the University deals with an academic space crunch. Major building renovations in the next few years and new scheduling strategies including “reclaiming Friday” will lessen the impact of the classroom shortage, University officials said. A report released to the […]

Law school jumps to 22nd

The GW Law School bounced up three spots to 22nd in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings, released earlier this month. Law school officials attribute the jump from last year mainly to an increase in applicants and a rise in LSAT scores. The Law School’s ranking marks an improvement over last year, when […]

Protests hit D.C.

Posted 10:20a.m. April 19 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau Thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of Washington, D.C., over the weekend, creating traffic delays and causing police to close certain portions of the city. The demonstrations coincided with the twice-yearly meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, although not all of […]

Author discusses female aggression

Rachel Simmons, author of New York Times bestseller “Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls,” discussed personal experiences with female aggression as well as her research for the book on Monday night. Simmons, who has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Today,” “Dateline NBC,” NPR’s “Diane Rehm Show” and “Talk of the […]