May 1, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 66

Stories from the May 1, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Homeland security secretary Tom Ridge speaks at a National Press Club luncheon Tuesday April 29th.

Column: Hard work, good relations key to coverage

New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger once described making the transition from the newsroom to an executive editorial position as “coming down from the hills to shoot the wounded.” While my tenure as editor of the Hatchet is coming to an end, I like to think the only battles I’ve fought, as a reporter or […]


Burglary/Non-force 4/24 Lafayette Hall Open case A male student reported that several items, including a Swiss Army Knife and a DVD, were stolen from his room. Destruction 4/23 New Hall Open case A piece of paper attached to a billboard was lit on fire. The University Police Department is investigating the incident. Disorderly Conduct 4/27 […]

Letters to the editor

Stronger coverage As the tragic events involving the suicide of Ki-Seong Kim and attempted murder of his significant other unfolded, I have found myself increasingly bothered by the way this newspaper chose to cover this horrible tragedy. I understand the fragile and intricate nature of a story like this, but I feel that The Hatchet […]


Senate considers cabinet appointments The Senate confirmed all of Student Association President Kris Hart’s cabinet nominations up for consideration at the second official 2003-2004 Senate meeting Tuesday. “I’m very pleased that all my nominations on the table were confirmed unanimously and without objection,” Hart said. “This is a triumph for students, and shows what can […]

Staff Editorial: A year in review

After another year of passing judgment on a slew of University changes, The Hatchet thought it pertinent to revisit the good, the bad and the in-between changes that took place during the 2002-03 school year. Thumbs up * 4-RIDE – Administrators were able to find an extra $181,000 to improve and expand the 4-RIDE system, […]

4-RIDE expands budget

Students taking 4-RIDE next fall should experience shorter wait times, as the University is allocating more funds to hire more drivers and purchase additional vehicles for the escort service. The service received an additional $181,000 for next year to supplement its current budget of $500,000, University Police Chief Dolores Stafford said. “We asked for the […]

Departing Editors: The chief ‘steps’ out

Of course it’s four in the morning. Of course this should have been done last night. Of course I feel like there’s coffee coursing through my veins rather than blood. There would be no other fitting way to end my year in The Hatchet office or academic career at GW. I hesitate to make this […]

IFC to self-govern

Interfraternity Council members said they anticipate the University approving a new self-governance policy before the end of the semester, which would give the IFC jurisdiction over the majority of fraternity violations on campus. The IFC would decide punishment for a fraternity when it commits a violation such as serving alcohol to minors or having an […]

SARS hinders study abroad

Four GW students studying abroad in China recently returned to the United States after their study abroad programs were cut short amid fears of the potentially deadly SARS virus. Several East Asia programs organizers said they are also considering canceling summer and fall programs. Officials said 12 GW students are studying in China despite SARS […]