November 6, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 26

Stories from the November 6, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Arabic language interest increases

GW will offer more Arabic language class sections and add at least one faculty member next fall in response to growing student interest and enrollment in the subject. Currently, more than 130 students are enrolled in Arabic classes, up 30 percent from two years ago. When GW first started offering Arabic classes in 1993, the […]

The Full Nelson: A win for GW and the A-10

When the Atlantic Coast Conference started this great chain of conference dominos, I thought the Atlantic 10 was in big trouble. Everyone knew the Big East would be adding a few teams to replace the three that departed, and schools like Xavier and St. Joseph’s appeared to be perfect candidates. Luckily, it turns out the […]

Support for Bush split 50/50

Posted 5:28pm November 6 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau Three years after one of the most contested elections in American history, voters are again split on their approval of President Bush. Without the overwhelming flood of national unity brought on by the Sept. 11 attacks and disapproval over the handling of the war in […]

Atlantic 10 Conference adds two schools

GW student-athletes will be playing in a bigger and likely more competitive Atlantic 10 conference in two years, when the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and Saint Louis University will join the league. A source close to the process told The Hatchet that the A-10 will announce its expansion plan Thursday afternoon. Beginning in 2005-06, the […]

Staff Editorial: Beat the heat

Property Management recently agreed to turn back on the air conditioning in residence halls, responding to student complaints about excessive heat due to abnormal November temperatures. This was in no small part due to the urging of Student Association President Kris Hart, who advocated on behalf of sweaty students throughout campus. Hart should be commended […]

Law School joins suit

The GW Law School joined a coalition this week of professors and law schools suing the U.S. Defense Department for allegedly discriminating against gays. While law professors voted last month to become a member of the coalition – the Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights – the Law School’s membership became official this week when […]

Column: Alternative calendar still unclear

The proposed calendar changes developed by the Alternative Academic Calendar Study Group on June 3, 2003, have produced an explosion of debate and discussion regarding the future of our institution. In evaluating the progress that has been made thus far, researching the potential benefits and obstacles, we have come to the conclusion that only more […]

Ambassador questions war

Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson criticized President Bush for allegedly manipulating intelligence about Iraq’s nuclear weapons program to justify the U.S. invasion in a speech at GW Monday night. Wilson has been caught in a frenzy of controversy that began in the summer when he contradicted Bush’s claims that Iraq tried to purchase weapons-grade uranium […]

Letters to the Editor

Arabic improvement It is about time that GW expands its Arabic program (“GW may add Mid-East Programs,” Nov. 3, 2003). I took Arabic language classes at GW for three years and saw the numbers in my class increase significantly each year. By my senior year I, who had had just a couple of years of […]

Early Admission applications increase

Early Decision I applications are on the rise so far this year, following a 10-year trend of an increased overall applicant pool. Admissions officials counted 1,015 Early Decision I applications as of Wednesday compared to 890 at the same time last year. Although the deadline for Early Decision I was Nov. 1, officials are still […]