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.

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 […]

Alpha Epsilon Pi rejoins IFC

In a continuing effort to expand Greek-letter life on campus, the University and the Interfraternity Council welcomed Alpha Epsilon Pi back to campus last week after the nationally Jewish fraternity left two years ago. Alpha Epsilon Pi is the second newly-recognized fraternity on campus this year. Pi Kappa Alpha, which was accepted last semester, began […]


In the article “Friends, family recall fond memories of Ki-Seong Kim” (April 28 p.1), The Hatchet incorrectly attributed a quote to David Pang. The following quote should have been attributed to Jung Kang.” No one can really answer what went through his head or why things happened. But I think it was just a mistake. […]

Panel postpones academic report

A GW task force exploring a mandatory summer session and an alternative course structure will postpone its Thursday deadline to allow for further investigation. The task force will reconvene during the third week of May to establish a new deadline, said Phil Robinson, outgoing Student Association president and a member of the subcommittee on student […]

Departing Editors: Leaving the executive chair

At 2:17 on a Monday morning The Hatchet newsroom is unusually quiet. The editors still left in the messy office at 2140 G St. are downstairs in the production room, busy proofing pages, adjusting headlines and making final changes. A little laughter rises up the stairs as they chat, with red pens and highlighters in […]

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 […]