September 18, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 12

Stories from the September 18, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: It’s all Greek to them

There are 13 recognized fraternities on campus, but to freshman, there are 16 options to rush, even if the Interfraternity Council will not admit it. It is not a secret, nor inherently negative that “unrecognized” fraternities exist at GW. What is inexcusable, is how some off-campus fraternities purposely taking advantage of IFC rules that restrict […]

Column: U.S. – Islamic relations not predetermined

The following is an excerpt from Ambassador Inderfurth’s opening comments given at a Town Hall meeting on U.S.-Islamic relations in the Elliott School of International Affairs last Friday. As a former practitioner in international affairs and now as a professor here at the Elliott School, I would like to begin with several policy prescriptions for […]


The scene opens on a black man shuffling three cards on a makeshift table of milk crates and cardboard. He’s standing in a ratty, sparsely furnished apartment but focuses solely on the game. He talks enthusiastically, rhythmically weaving his words and pretending to address potential gamblers. But his movements aren’t as smooth as his talk […]

Column: Use apparent activism on campus issues

As a frequent reader of the opinion pages of the Hatchet I have come to notice that GW students have a unique passion for politics. While this zeal produces a variety of pieces on issues of national and international importance, rarely are there many articles addressing campus issues. The lack of such commentary does not […]

Great talent, greater potential

Arnar Johannsson’s list of accomplishments on the soccer field is impressive. The six-foot-three senior scored 18 goals in 2002 and helped the Colonials win their first Atlantic 10 Championship in team history. He was named the 2001 A-10 Rookie of the Year and has a knack for coming through in the clutch. But GW Head […]

Colonials Varsity Roundup

Men’s water polo drops two The GW men’s water polo team suffered two tough losses this week, falling to the U.S. Naval Academy at home on Wednesday after losing to the University of California-Santa Cruz Monday in Annapolis, Md. Wednesday?s match took place only hours after Navy played Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, but the […]

The Bar Belle Hurricane Survival Guide

With Hurricane Isabel expected to hit Washington, D.C. sometime Thursday evening and continue to unleash her wrath of rain and wind through Friday, it looks like weekend plans could be as soggy as the weather. But, fear not, because this Belle has a prepared a hurricane survival guide to combat the other ‘Bel’. It’s easy […]

Letters to the Editor

Oversimplified apartheid claim Fadi Kiblawi, in his recent column (“Perspective of Middle East conflict skewed,” Sept. 15, p. 4), tries to assign blame to one side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and label the activities of that side as obvious apartheid. In reality, attempts to point fingers threaten to only prolong the conflict. Contrary to what […]

Column: Consider alternative use for old hospital space

The first time I visited GW, I was, as I suspect many people are, struck by how the campus challenged my mind’s conception of a university’s grounds. I’d associated university life with rolling hills and green open spaces. While I’ve come to discover and appreciate that GW’s urban setting produces a distinctive and valuable character, […]