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.

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 […]

Staff Editorial: When technology goes bad

We have Information Systems and Services to thank for making GW one of the 100 most- wired universities in America, but this year’s perpetual flaws with online services dulls our adulation. Regular Webmail disorder and recent housing selection snafus have plagued students, causing confusion and frustration to ferment. The administration would be wise to encourage […]

Friends, family recall fond memories of Ki-Seong Kim

Friends and family said they remember sophomore Ki-Seong Kim as a family man who always had a smile on his face. Kim was a devout Christian, as exemplified in the countless hours he spent volunteering at his church in Maryland, friends said. Kim, 21, took his life Friday shortly after seriously wounding a University of […]

Column: Consider joining a just cause

Santos Perez is a janitor at 2033 K St. If you have ever been to the School of Engineering and Applied Science or the Counseling Center, you stood on the carpet he vacuumed, rode in elevators he shined and used the toilet he cleaned. You probably never have met or seen Perez, though, as he […]

Shooting shocks GW, UMD

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, 20, also of Maryland, was in “grave” condition as of noon Sunday, […]

Letters to the editor

Not simply downsizing On behalf of the Alternative Academic Calendar Committee, I hope that students and others will suspend judgment on the four-by-four option until they have had a chance to study our findings. Nonetheless, The Hatchet editorial (“Squeezing academics,” April 24, p. 4) makes one point that should be challenged immediately. It stated that […]

Along for the ride with MPD

Officer Mark Lee stands outside Club Five as a light rain trickles off the brim of his cap. It’s Friday night, and Lee’s been called to investigate a possible fight that occurred inside the Connecticut Avenue nightclub. “It’s just four or five hours of this,” says Lee, 31, a two-year veteran of the Metropolitan Police’s […]


U. South Florida student killed during duty in Iraq (U-WIRE) GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of South Florida student and Gainesville, Fla., native died Thursday during a vehicle accident in Iraq. Florida Army National Guard Specialist Cpl. John “Travis” Rivero, 23, was likely helping to secure medical resources in western Iraq. He was riding in […]


Metro increases fares, extends hours Students taking the Metro after July 1 will pay higher fares but enjoy longer service hours, city transportation officials said Thursday. The Metro Board Budget Committee, facing a $48 million budget deficit, increased the basic boarding fare by 10 cents and the maximum fare by 35 cents, said Lisa Farbstein, […]