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.

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 […]

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 […]