March 8, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 50

Stories from the March 8, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University offers Aramark one more year

The University has no immediate plans to stop using a food service provider in J Street once Aramark’s contract expires in June, officials said. Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said GW offered Aramark a one-year renewal so “both parties can meet their objectives.” Doug Warner, an Aramark spokesman, said […]

Costa to serve as Hatchet EIC

Junior Brian Costa said he is hoping to improve The Hatchet’s credibility while ensuring that the newspaper remains fun when he takes over as the paper’s editor in chief in May. Costa ran unopposed for the newspaper’s top spot and was elected at an editorial staff meeting last week. Costa said he hopes to put […]

Fixed tuition will allow for earlier increases

Officials said the University’s fixed pricing plan adopted last month for incoming freshmen would allow GW to announce yearly tuition increases sooner. Under the plan, approved by the University’s Board of Trustees Feb. 6, incoming students will pay $34,000 a year in tuition during their four or five years at GW. Room and board costs […]

Hindus bring in spring

Hindu students celebrated the coming of spring Saturday night through comedy, music and dance. Selling out for the second year in a row, 800 students, parents and alumni attended the annual Holi Rangeela show in Lisner Auditorium. Holi is the festival of colors, which honors good harvests and fertility of the land. Saturday’s show was […]

D.C. in Brief

Lead testing faces criticism Experts testified Friday that tests to determine whether lead is present in city-supplied water could be flawed. In recent months, water in thousands of District homes has tested positive for high levels of lead, which, if ingested, can cause death in young children and pregnant women. Federal officials said they follow […]

Woodard plans for term

Junior Omar Woodard will get his hands back into the Student Association next year when he assumes the organization’s top position. A former Elliott School of International Affairs senator, Woodard took a break this year to serve as president of the Black Student Union. A Philadelphia native, Woodard said he plans to proactively address his […]

Bush kicks off campaign against Kerry

Posted 12:22pm March 6 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau As Massachusetts Senator John Kerry swept decisive victories in nine of the ten contested states in the Super Tuesday primaries, the Bush campaign began addressing a serious race against the senator in November. With little doubt that Kerry will be his competitor in November, The […]

Ashcroft checks into GW Hospital

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is receiving treatment in the GW Hospital Intensive Care Unit after being admitted to the center Thursday night for stomach pains. Emergency room doctors treated Ashcroft for a severe case of gallstone pancreatitis early Friday, and he is now being monitored, Justice Department officials told The Hatchet. “He was admitted […]