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.

Staff Editorial: Not just a phrase

It is not liberal, conservative nor progressive to support D.C. congressional representation – it is fundamentally American. The fact that 500,000 U.S. citizens are systematically disenfranchised from their government by the denial of a voting representative in Congress is the most appalling and hypocritical aspect of modern American democracy. Though it might sound trite, there […]

Letters to the editor

Not simply reverse racism Affirmative action as explained by Laura Ng (“Reverse Racism is still racism,” April 14, p. 4) is most definitely oversimplified. First off, let us remember that there is a little thing called the “legacy” clause. Further, let us remember that a large number of black, Latino and Native American parents, for […]

Column: Free trade vs. democracy

As the war in Iraq monopolizes television screens and newspaper headlines in the U.S., other world news has been shoved to the sidelines. It is the concern of many citizens’ groups that other important issues that need to be addressed by all thoughtful and ethical people across this country are being ignored as the war […]

Crime Report

Destruction 4/11 Mitchell Hall Open case A housekeeping employee found feces in the courtyard between Thurston and Mitchell halls. A community facilitator told UPD that Thurston residents had been throwing feces out their windows. Disorderly Conduct 4/12 HOVA – 1 a.m. Open case An individual reported finding human feces in a stairwell. Liquor Law Violation […]

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 […]