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.

INTERVIEW: Indie pop stars on the long haul to U.S. success

“Can I have a piece of bread?” My eyes move quickly, darting from a young girl’s face to the van’s floor. Wedged between metal and cloth sits a loaf of white bread. Mushed and sweaty, it’s been there awhile. “Of course, you want an apple too?” The girl, pressed up against the club’s main entrance […]

Vibes release debut album

The GW Vibes, a 17-member co-ed a cappella group, will release its first CD May 3. Members said they hope the CD will help increase their fan base. “This is a project we’ve been wanting to do for a while, and this is the last year for the founding fathers of the group,” said co-leader […]

Around Campus

Earth week events end with free food, ice cream The Thai Place restaurant will sponsor free food for an environmental action fair Friday night. The event, sponsored by Free the Planet, is part of a week of speakers and presentations themed “Conserving Here on My Planet” (C.H.O.M.P.) to commemorate Earth Day. GW and outside groups, […]

Crime Report

Disorderly Conduct 4/20 – Public space, 1:33 a.m. Open case A male student possessing alcohol was told to leave by a resident of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity house. The student refused to comply and hit the resident in the head. UPD was unable to detain the student. Liquor Law Violation 4/19 – Aston Hall, […]

Housing Guide: Students seek off-campus housing alternatives

Despite the addition of The Gallery in Rosslyn, Va., and Townhouse Row, more students than ever are seeking off-campus housing, students and administrators said this week. While a larger number of rising seniors indicated they would like to return to campus housing, Housing Services saw a slight decline in the number of Intent to Return […]

Staff Editorial: Squeezing academics

In academia there is pressure for universities to expand every year by adding new aesthetic features and academic improvements. It is very difficult to stop the growth and cut programs. GW thrived in this pressure throughout the 1990s as it expanded on many fronts in the booming economic climate. But now that the economy has […]

Greek Briefs

Alpha Epsilon Pi gains IFC recognition The Interfraternity Council granted the Kappa Deuteron chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity probationary associate membership April 16. “We were surprised and happy to see such a strong group of guys emerge so fast,” IFC President Norman Pentelovitch said. “We’re excited to have them on board.” AEPi officials […]

Housing Guide: A housing lottery breakdown

After dozens of changes and a semester’s worth of delays, students returning to campus next year will participate in the housing lottery this weekend. Originally slated for early March, Housing Services delayed the annual housing lottery because of a recent court decision affecting housing procedures and the purchase of The Gallery residence hall in Rosslyn, […]

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 […]