October 13, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 19

Stories from the October 13, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


French ambassador visits GW Jean-David Levitte, France’s ambassador to the United States, said his country would always be a U.S. ally despite its reservations about Operation Iraqi Freedom in a speech at GW Friday. Speaking in front of a packed crowd of about 100 people in the Elliott School of International Affairs building, Levitte talked […]

GW looks for boathouse property

The University is looking to build a boathouse on the Georgetown waterfront for its rowing teams, officials said Friday. GW has entered into preliminary negotiations with the National Park Service, which owns the land along the Potomac River, to trade two University-owned townhouses for waterfront property. In July, GW paid $2.4 million for two townhouses […]

Journalists discuss ethics of war, political reporting

Posted 10:54pm October 15 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau Distinguished journalists, Bob Schieffer, Daniel Schorr, Karen Jurgensen, Margaret Warner and David Broder joined moderator Marvin Kalb in a discussion Monday night at the Kalb Report on the ethics of journalism in war and politics. With over 250 years of combined knowledge amongst them, the […]

Letters to the Editor

Red Cross hypocrisy There is one important reason for not giving blood that Ben Delman neglects to address in his article (“Donate blood and save a life,” Oct. 9, p. 4). If you are a man who has had sex with another man, even once, since 1977, you are forbidden from ever donating blood to […]

SAC abandons policy

The Student Activities Center revoked its policy last week requiring all student organizations to submit their members’ names and e-mail addresses. A coalition of 14 student organizations concerned about protecting members’ privacy rights led senior administrators to reassess the rule. The group, Student Organizations Aligning for Rights, consists of the College Democrats, College Republicans, Feminist […]

Younger sniper suspect to plead insanity

Posted 11:01pm October 15 by Jane Black U-WIRE Washington Bureau A year after the sniper shootings that terrorized the nation’s capital, one of the accused triggermen will plead he was brainwashed to kill by the man he once called “Dad”. Lawyers for accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo announced just five days before Muhammad’s trial that they […]

Column: ‘Tearing away at my spirit’

There we were, just walking around campus and holding hands. We were not trying to make a political statement. We were not trying to rub “it” in anyone’s face. We were just trying our best to keep our emotions contained before we had to say goodbye and end our relationship. It was an emotional moment […]

Sox, Yankees rivalry takes over campus

In the dining halls of J Street, on the steps outside of Funger Hall and wherever else students gather throughout the day, there is a dominant theme dictating conversation and clothing. It causes agreements and arguments between people who have never met before and creates an air of anticipation as each game draws near. It […]

Fire destoys FB townhouse

A fire ravaged a student-leased townhouse Friday night as firefighters descended on Foggy Bottom for the second time in a week to extinguish a large conflagration. At 8:10 p.m., the third floor of the Foggy Bottom Mews’ Unit C erupted into flames that shot out of the building’s balcony. No injuries were reported, as firefighters […]

Staff Editorial: Academic strategy in action

It should not come as a surprise that at GW, one of the most urban universities in America, students pay less attention to academics than they probably should at a comprehensive research university, according to a report from the Academic Excellence Strategic Planning Committee. Student exit surveys indicated that GW graduates felt a lack of […]