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.

State university students pay more, get less

Posted 11:13 a.m. May 10 by Elspeth A. Weingarten U-WIRE Washington Bureau Students are paying more and getting less, said Bob Samples, Director of University Communications and Marketing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. “We’re losing state funding and we’re raising tuition to respond to that,” Samples said. But he said his school’s reaction to […]

Printing fee reduces usage

Students used 75 percent less paper from the Gelman Library System compared to last year, library officials said this week. They are attributing the decrease to the University mandatory printing fee, instituted last fall. Officials called the addition of a 7-cents-per-printed-page fee “successful,” as it saved the University money and resources, including paper and toner. […]

The Bar Belle: Farewell from Froggy Bottom Pub

You know where it is You know it’s free You know what to wear You’ve seen me there on Thursday afternoons in clay-covered sweatpants, getting an early start on happy hour. You’ve seen me straggle in at 2:30 a.m. in a formal dress, having decided that one more pitcher is more important than whatever fancy […]

Iraqi reconstruction underway

Posted 11:20 a.m. May 10 by Elspeth A. Weingarten U-WIRE Washington Bureau With the United States’ seizure of the Iraqi leadership last week from the capital city of Baghdad, the war is moving quickly. Scholars predict where the U.S. government expects to be in the next week. “We’ve moved into a less exciting period which […]

CCAS to alter language labs

Students may see a dramatic change in the format of the language lab in coming years, officials announced this week, including new activities and more extensive support than the current lab provides. Columbian College of Arts and Sciences officials said they are unsure when the proposed Center for Language, Learning and Teaching will open, but […]

John Malkovich tells tales of Prestige and Pretension

In Being John Malkovich we view the film’s namesake as a staunch performer, resigned to intellectual snobbery. He’s anal retentive, obsessive and unquestionably dull. Is this the real man we see, or perhaps simply a comic shadow? As Malkovich himself said in a recent Hatchet interview, it may be a bit of both. “Yes, I […]

The Juliana Theory

Life is really about the little things. Some treasure sunny days, cool nights or a soft bed. In my case, as I waited for my interview with The Juliana Theory, it was the sight of Eat ‘N Park smiley cookies. The sugar cookies, with their white glaze and colorful smiley faces, are as Western Pennsylvania […]

Upperclassmen wait for housing

Approximately 190 rising juniors and seniors are still without housing after this year’s lottery, housing officials said Wednesday. But all rising sophomores, including more than 170 who were on the list after the weekend’s lottery, have campus housing for next year. Andrew Sonn, director of Housing Services, said his office is working to find beds […]

Offense powers baseball’s win streak to 11

Whether they’ve needed it or not, GW pitchers have had a huge cushion of run support to fall back on lately. With Tuesday’s 17-5 win over Bucknell University, GW notched its 11th win in a row, matching the fifth longest streak in school history. During the run, GW (30-11, 7-5 Atlantic 10) has scored at […]

Shakespeare can be funny

As an English major, with a less than loving relationship with Shakespeare’s work, it seems odd to admit that Shakespeare can actually be hilarious. What can I say? It’s just plain funny, especially when performed by as talented a cast as this one. The Royal Shakespeare Company is the cast I speak of, presenting a […]