July 7, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 5

Stories from the July 7, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Supreme Court upholds affirmative action

The University will continue to use race as one of many admissions factors following the U.S. Supreme Court’s two landmark affirmative action rulings in late June. In the decisions, the court reaffirmed the affirmative action policies, upholding a 1978 ruling, but struck down the University of Michigan’s strict point-based system. GW admissions officials said they […]

GW appeals to Supreme Court in zoning dispute

University officials made their final attempt last month to reverse a city order limiting GW’s growth in Foggy Bottom by asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take on the case. If the court declines to hear the case, the University will have exhausted its legal tactics to have the order revoked in federal court. GW […]

GW to teach Saudi royals

GW will offer long-distance learning courses to six members of the Saudi Arabian royal family this fall. The students will take courses over the Internet, rather than coming to campus, because of safety concerns. A representative of the royal family told the University that the students liked GW’s programs but were worried about traveling to […]

Staff editorial:Dialogue needed before any major calendar changes

“I have talked about escaping from the agrarian calendar that gives the summer off for harvesting and actually using the campus for instruction 12 months of the year, minus a little time for vacations.” -University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg in June 20 address to Board of Trustees And so the planning and development of a […]

Letters to the editor

Gross omission I picked up the Hatchet titled “CI Guide 2003” and was quite impressed with the comprehensive coverage of GW’s activities, places and happenings. Though, when I read your article titled “Greek-letter orgs. recruit early” on page 5 and continued on page 24, I was disappointed to notice the omission of the entire Multicultural […]

Capitalizing on the Fourth

July 4 Georgetown, D.C. Arlington, Va. National Mall, D.C. Whether you mark the holiday with an annual family reunion, summer vacation to the beach or a small barbecue followed by fireworks, Independence Day seems to be celebrated in a ritualistic manner by almost all Americans. Everyone has specific traditions they adhere to each year, perhaps […]

All things Duvall

Actor Robert Duvall reminisced about his 40-year acting career, legendary films and the acting methods that have propelled him to the top of the film world at Lisner Auditorium last week. With a career including almost 100 feature films and a laundry list of awards and honors, Duvall has been an essential piece of many […]

Courts need more repairs

GW officials hoped students would be able to use the indoor tennis courts at the Mount Vernon Campus by this summer, but problems with the facility persist. After a cement problem on one court last fall required reconstruction, further problems caused the air-compressed bubble that covered half of the 12 courts to be removed after […]

Former employee’s family sues District

The family of a GW employee who was killed in a botched police operation last October is suing the city, claiming officers’ “intentional and reckless” behavior led to her accidental shooting. On October 31, the employee, Odetta Emanuel, was at the wheel of a car that was pulled over by a plainclothes Metropolitan Police officer. […]

Sports Briefs

Monroe not drafted Recent graduate Chris Monroe, the all-time leading scorer in GW men’s basketball history, was not selected in the NBA Draft June 26. Before the draft, Monroe reportedly worked out for the Washington Wizards along with fellow local standout Steve Blake of Maryland. The Wizards ended up taking Blake in the second round […]