November 3, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 25

Stories from the November 3, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters to the Editor

Deserve health care I’ve been a housekeeper, member of SEIU Local 82 and part of The George Washington University community for 22 years. I’ve raised four children during my time at GW and I’m blessed for the relationships I have with my coworkers at Mitchell Hall. It means a lot to me to have a […]

Tution hikes cause backlash

A recent congressional bill seeking to reign in tuition hikes has come under fire from University officials who defended tuition increases as a way to improve academics and student life. The bill, introduced in the House of Representatives in mid-October by Rep. Howard McKeon (R-Calif.), was crafted in response to $30,000 tuition bills at private […]

GW housekeeping workers may replace union

Housekeeping and grounds employees concerned about unfair labor practices, high dues and health care benefits will vote Wednesday on whether to replace their present union. Current union dues are capped at $50 per month, and they range depending on employees’ salaries. Most unionized housekeeping and grounds employees earn about $13 per hour. The workers are […]

Latin American presidents speak at GW

Four former presidents of Latin American countries discussed the economic and social hardships facing the region at GW Thursday. The all-day forum featured panels led by the former presidents of Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico. Officials from the Inter-American Dialogue and The World Bank, which sponsored the event, also spoke. Jorge Quiroga, whose term […]

Ben Folds rocks Smith Center

Musician Ben Folds entertained a crowd of about 3,400 students in the Smith Center on Saturday night using a piano, his sense of humor and audience interaction. The Program Board sponsored the show, which began with a 30-minute set by rock artist Dante Mizetti. Folds performed songs from his solo albums and the Ben Folds […]

Breaking News: Atlantic 10 to expand

Posted Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7:08 p.m. GW student-athletes will be playing in a bigger and likely more competitive Atlantic 10 conference in two years, when two schools will join the league. A University official told The Hatchet late Tuesday afternoon that the A-10 will announce its expansion plan on Thursday. After the Big East conference […]

GW may add Mid-East programs

The University may expand academic programming for GW students wishing to study the Middle East on campus or abroad, following a recent administrative trip to the region. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Timothy Tong returned from a 10-day trip […]

Greeks raise charity funds

Kappa Sigma and Phi Sigma Sigma captured the top fraternity and sorority titles at this year’s Greek Week, an annual competition and charity fundraiser for Greek-letter organizations. Groups participated throughout last week in a skit night, Greek a God and Goddess competition and date auction, among other events. Greek-letter organizations raised at least $5,100 for […]

Titans President speaks to students on campus

Jeff Diamond, the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Tennessee Titans, spoke to around 75 business students Friday morning in the Hall of Goverment, sharing his experiences from 28 seasons in the National Football League. Diamond traveled to Washington this week to visit his son, GW senior Brett Diamond, during the Titans’ bye week. […]

I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty…

I don’t normally do this sort of thing. I have to admit, though; I’ve always found the idea of racing in women’s clothing a little compelling. I can’t explain it, but ever since I found out about it freshman year, I’ve been strangely drawn toward the High Heel Race, held on Q Street in Dupont […]