April 21, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 63

Stories from the April 21, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Men’s b-ball to add six

The GW men’s basketball team will add six new faces to its roster next year and all are expected to be immediate contributors, head coach Karl Hobbs said. The Colonials have received letters of intent from guards Ricky Lucas and Carl Elliot and verbal commitments from J.R. Pinnock and Jaaron Greene. Transfers LaFonte Johnson and […]

Rev. Sharpton addresses Dems

The Rev. Al Sharpton, a 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, criticized the war in Iraq and underscored the importance of promoting civil liberties to a packed Funger Hall Thursday. Sharpton promised he would not impose his religious beliefs on others and scolded the Bush administration and religious conservatives for blurring the line between church and state […]

Seeing double

It’s morning at the Mount Vernon soccer field. A forward sprints down the field to score a goal during practice. That same afternoon, an athlete bearing a striking resemblance to the soccer player sprints to catch a fly ball in the outfield at the nearby softball field. Coincidence? No, it’s just another day for Rebecca […]

GW looks to boost faculty diversity

GW officials plan to implement a number of new techniques to bring diverse faculty members to University classrooms, including adding a minority to the search committee and recruiting more Hispanic professors. Despite hiring 35 women and 28 minorities for professor positions this year, academic affairs officials said they are attempting to close the diversity gap […]

GW cuts alumni e-mail

Alumni need to find alternative e-mail accounts by June 2, after GW informed graduates this month the University will terminate their “@gwu.edu” accounts. Although GW has allowed alumni since the class of 1999 to use their accounts indefinitely, administrators recently decided to cut the service because of high costs and e-mail volume. Alumni will be […]

Gospel X-plosion celebrates faith

A few hundred people rocked the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Saturday night for a celebration of God that combined humor, dancing, singing and music at the fourth annual Gospel X-plosion. The event, sponsored by Word Up! Bible Study, featured a variety of musical acts from along the East Coast. Organizers said the diverse program was […]

Economy forces tighter budget

Students may see The Washington Post and The New York Times disappear from residence halls in the fall, one of several cutbacks administrators are considering in response to a $5 million drop in the University’s endowment spending for next year. The decrease will affect some student support initiatives, staff hiring and faculty merit pay increases. […]

Correction

The article “University hosts Embassy Dinner” (April 14, p. 2) incorrectly stated that the event was co-sponsored by the International Student Society and the Multicultural Student Services Center. The event was organized by ISS and the International Services Office. Various organizations sponsored the event, including MSSC, the Student Activities Center, Student Association, Program Board and […]

Iraqi reconstruction underway

Posted 10:00 p.m. April 20 by Elspeth A. Weingarten U-WIRE Washington Bureau With the United States’ seizure of the Iraqi leadership last week from the capital city of Baghdad, the war is moving quickly. Scholars predict where the U.S. government expects to be in the next week. “We’ve moved into a less exciting period which […]

Staff Editorial: Push for student Metro discount

With subway fares on the rise and the University’s purchase of The Gallery in Virginia, the administration should work to ensure a Metro student discount. Public transportation discount programs for college students already exist in cities such as Chicago, Atlanta and Cleveland, but D.C. has yet to create one of its own, although is has […]