January 20, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 35

Stories from the January 20, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

NCAA gives GW athletic program thumbs up

GW was granted full NCAA Division I certification early last December, completing an 18-month certification process required from all Division I colleges and universities. Designed to ensure academic and athletic integrity and assist athletic departments in bolstering compliance with NCAA regulations, the certification program is part of the NCAA’s reform plan, first approved at the […]

Northwestern salutes Martin Luther King, Jr.

(U-WIRE) EVANSTON, ILL. – Just before Northwestern’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration began Monday morning, two black students joined four of their friends – an Asian-American woman, an Indian woman, a white woman and a white man. About 1,400 students, faculty and community members gathered in five sites across campus from 11 a.m. to […]

GW remembers undergraduate

Students and staff of the GW Admissions Office are mourning the death of Regina Hutchins, a junior from Willingboro, N.J., who died of a brain aneurysm over winter break at the age of 20. No matter who she talked to, she made them laugh and smile, said Jenine Alston, her roommate and close friend. Hutchins […]

Senior wins scholarship to study at Oxford

GW senior Jessica Smithers will receive a 2000 Marshall Scholarship, which will fund her studies at a British university for two years. Smithers plans to attend Oxford University to pursue an (Honours) bachelor’s degree in human sciences, according to a University press release. Smithers is among 40 students from 28 universities and colleges in the […]

First-Week Flurries?

– Thursday’s Forecast: Snow starting after midnight, slowing to flurries and gradually ending in the afternoon; high in the low 30s- Predicted accumulation: 3 to 5 inches- National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the region Thursday University policy on adverse weather conditions and school closings: – University Employee Handbook cautions that the […]

Panelists address health issues in U.S.

Disparities in the health of different races and economic classes are among the most serious health problems facing the United States, panelists said at a national town meeting at GW Wednesday. The town meeting was broadcast via satellite to 450 sites across the country to help enhance campus and community learning and to improve the […]

Popular vote — Staff Editorial

Members of the Program Board and the Marvin Center Governing Board are considering holding internal elections for the positions of executive chair and vice-chair, entirely removing popular student involvement from the election process. The logic behind the idea is sound – members of the organizations themselves know best who would make the most effective leaders, […]

D.C.’s rarified Air — Staff Editorial

Michael Jordan will become director of basketball operations and part owner of the Washington Wizards — good news for the struggling franchise, the National Basketball Association and the District. Jordan’s trademark as a player was his uncanny ability to make his teammates better, leading the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships. Whether His Airness will […]

Confederate flag misunderstood

Brian W. Schoeneman As a Southerner, I am constantly amazed at the lack of understanding that most Americans, Northerners especially, have about the Civil War and the symbols of both the North and the South. The editorial entitled Stars and Barred in the January 18 issue (p. 4) of The Hatchet is a perfect example. […]

The Hurricane and the justice system

Heather J. Saslovsky Denzel Washington’s incredible portrayal of Rubin Hurricane Carter has been the talk of movie reviewers everywhere. While Washington’s performance is absolutely amazing, The Hurricane packs a much bigger punch. This true story of a young, black boxer who is framed for murder should do more than just evoke a few tears from […]