June 9, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 3

Stories from the June 9, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

The Full Nelson: Decision make lots (and lots) of cents

On ABC’s Sunday morning panel show This Week, panelist George Will quoted Charles de Gaulle in saying, “Nations do not have permanent allies or permanent enemies. Nations have permanent interests.” Replace the word “nations” with “universities,” and you can easily understand the current situation with the Atlantic Coast Conference invading the Big East. While talk […]

Colonials Varsity Round-up

Atlantic 10 restructures championship tournaments The Atlantic 10 concluded its annual meetings in Amelia Island, Fla. last month by making changes to the locations and formats of the league championships in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer and baseball. In 2004, the A-10 Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held at Dayton. But unlike […]

Conference moves expected this week

The three Big East schools invited to join the Atlantic Coast Conference are reportedly on the verge of making a move that could indirectly affect GW and the Atlantic 10. Five Big East schools filed a lawsuit against the University of Miami and Boston College Friday as a last-ditch attempt to prevent the two from […]

Around D.C.

D.C. to add new shuttle service A new shuttle bus system designed to make traveling easier in downtown Washington could be hitting the streets as early as next year. The system, dubbed the “Circulator,” would feature 86 buses running every five minutes between Union Station and Georgetown, and from the new Convention Center to the […]

GW interest remains high

GW officials said they are not concerned with a recent trend of high school students declining admission to private universities to enroll at more affordable state institutions. According to a May Wall Street Journal report, “a number of schools, particularly private colleges just below the top tier, are having to scramble to fill their freshman […]

A glance inside the Tomb

The notorious and devastatingly sexy Angelina Jolie is back for another go as the adventurous Lara Croft in the second “Tomb Raider” movie – “The Cradle of Life” – this summer. While Jolie’s charm seems to have people either enthralled with passion or a bit frightened at her eccentricities, I can assure you that the […]

Hagel speaks on China

Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska spoke to more than 300 graduate students Thursday concerning United States’ foreign relations and the importance of countries working together to solve world-wide problems. Hagel’s speech was part of the opening ceremonies for the U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium, which brought together 200 students from the People’s Republic of China, […]

Orwellian tactics?

University officials are looking into the possibility of acquiring drug-sniffing dogs, which would strengthen its already tough stance on drug use on campus. With the dramatic increase of undergraduates in the past few years, the University has fallen behind in providing adequate services for its enlarged student population, but University administrators still find it pertinent […]

Lieberman hosts D.C. fundraiser

Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) hosted a cocktail function in Washington on May 20 to raise money for his 2004 presidential campaign. The reception included many students and was held at the Grille 88 restaurant in Dupont Circle. The event was “geared primarily to young professionals in the D.C. area”, said GW junior Lauren Marks, one […]

Eviscerating civil liberties in Foggy Bottom

Imagine a place where video cameras monitor your every move, a central computer records when you walk through a door and what you buy at the store and the police can search your room on a whim without your knowledge or permission. Imagine that you have to carry an identity card with you at all […]