April 28, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 65

Stories from the April 28, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Tapping the political psyche

When Dr. Jerrold Post met a friend for lunch about a job almost 40 years ago, he was unsure what sort of position they were going to talk about. It turned out that the job was with the CIA. What the doctor thought would be a two-year stint in “the company” turned out to be […]

Colonials varsity roundup

Golf ties for 13th at Rhode Island The GW golf team tied for third place at the 13-team Rhode Island Invitational Friday, while freshman Brian Carroll continued his strong play with a tie for seventh place individually. The tournament was scheduled for two rounds, but rain forced the cancellation of Saturday’s second round, making Friday’s […]

Monthly club sports roundup

Baseball With rainouts and the holidays, the GW club baseball team has missed more than 20 games this season. This past week, however, the team got in five games. In a must-win situation to keep hopes of winning the conference alive, the team swept Maryland in a doubleheader Sunday, winning 5-4 and 7-3, respectively. Matt […]

Students accept honors

Campus leaders celebrated their accomplishments “MTV-style” Thursday night, as a fresh look accompanied the Student Activities Center’s 18th annual Excellence Awards. A packed Marvin Center Grand Ballroom watched in anticipation as the University honored 13 student leaders, six organizations and one adviser for dedication to improving student life. Audience members also enjoyed performances from three […]

SNAPSHOT

Members of the GW Hawaii Club perform the “Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride” during Sunday’s annual luau in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom. More than 200 people feasted on authentic Hawaiian food including Kalua Pig, pineapple and Lomilomi salmon, among other dishes.

Departing editors: Leaving the city desk behind

“Yep, that will probably need some stitches,” the medic said, “unless you want to have a scar.” I had taken an elbow in the eye during a late-night pick-up basketball game at the Smith Center and was sitting in the GW hospital wondering what the chances were that the coughing child in the adjacent chair […]

Column: No room for prejudice in government

I’d gotten my hopes up after Trent Lott’s resignation as Senate majority leader this winter. His own party’s reactions to his comments at Strom Thurmond’s birthday that vaguely, yet favorably, recalled the aging senator’s racist views in past years made me think that perhaps Republicans would no longer tolerate intolerance. That perhaps the party currently […]

Departing editors: Arts editor bids adieu

To: N.C.A.L. Reports Committee From: Sydney Millstone, Minister of Covert Operations RE: Andrew Phillips/The National Park Service Dear Mr. Chairman, I am writing in response to your query regarding my aid in operation “Defoliate for Fun and Profit.” I have, as you know, for the past few years conducted an investigation, and am sorry to […]

COLUMN: Poverty and Iraq

Posted April 30 8:00 p.m. by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau The war has ended and “The New Iraq” is emblazoned on every headline. But this “New Iraq” should represent more to us than just simply the rebuilding of the one nation. Now that we have fought our first pre-emptive war, let us give our […]

Housing lottery troubles persist

More than 170 students were still waiting to choose campus housing for next year as of Sunday evening, after a selection process marked by unexpected technical problems and room shortages caused a weekend’s worth of delays. Housing officials said junior and senior rooms were filled by about 8:15 p.m. Sunday, while sophomore housing also closed […]