April 24, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 64

Stories from the April 24, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: Don’t blame Gelman

I am writing in response to an op/ed published in Monday’s Hatchet entitled “Graduation – just another fee” (April 21 p. 5). That editorial, penned by a graduating senior who was understandably disgruntled to learn that she would have to pay a $100 fee to graduate, implied that the Gelman Library System doesn’t do enough […]

SA Senate Notes

Senate holds last meeting The 2002-2003 Student Association Senate held its last meeting Tuesday night. On the table for consideration were more than 25 bills and resolutions, a record for a final senate meeting. Many of these were amendments to SA bylaws. Resolutions passed urging the University to allow GW graduates to keep their e-mail […]

Committee distributes student survey

The committee investigating academic calendar changes will distribute a student survey in the Marvin Center and post it online Thursday to gauge student opinion about a mandatory summer session and a four-credit, four-course system. “Student opinion is definitely important. Even if current students wouldn’t be affected by changes, we still want their opinion because new […]

Column: Don’t give up on the U.N.

What has happened to the foreign policy of this country in the past two years, that we are willing to forgo constructive participation in the United Nations? Are we all of a sudden forgetful of our historical participation in this important organization – which was the main pillar of an international institutional framework that brought […]

Rising star Shanley mixes talent, character

When junior shortstop Jake Wald left the GW baseball team for the minor leagues last June, head coach Tom Walter had cause for concern about who would fill the important infield position. Then came Tom Shanley. At 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, the freshman began his collegiate career with a 15-game hitting streak, earning him two Atlantic […]

Breaking News: GW student shoots UMD female, kills self

POSTED 5:30 p.m April 26: A GW student shot and killed himself after seriously wounding a female University of Maryland student in a College Park, Md. parking garage Friday afternoon. The male student, Ki Seong Kim, 21, of Maryland was pronounced dead several hours after the shooting. The female was in grave condition as of […]

SJT addresses Muslim concerns

Arab and Muslim students thanked University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg last week for addressing their concerns about race-related intimidation on campus. Several students, including Muslim Students Association members, recently requested Trachtenberg reiterate GW’s zero-tolerance policy against intimidation, threats or harassment, which he did in two full-page advertisements in The Hatchet earlier this month. MSA President […]

Meyers leads team on and off field

“Come on, guys, she’s throwin’ meatballs. Mmmmm, she’s makin’ me hungry.” Elana Meyers’ GW softball teammates hear these words of encouragement from the mouth of their captain on a regular basis. Described by assistant coach Keri Kubala as “intense on the field and exuberant in the locker room,” the freshman phenom is a bright spot […]

GOP addresses security concerns

Homeland Security Under Secretary Asa Hutchinson addressed foreign and domestic security concerns, marijuana legislation and the Clinton impeachment in a discussion with College Republicans Tuesday night. About 25 students attended the event in the Marvin Center, which was part of the CRs’ Speakers’ Bureau, which seeks to bring conservative leaders to campus. Hutchinson, the under […]

GW stretches win streak

The GW baseball team is rolling again after dropping four in a row last week. The Colonials (27-11, 4-5 Atlantic 10) extended their current win streak to seven games, beating host Delaware State Wednesday and thevisiting University of Delaware Tuesday. GW flexed its offensive muscle to win both games, scoring 18 total runs. Wednesday’s 10-7 […]