January 20, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 35

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

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 […]

Why America should care about antitrust

Robert W. Tracinski The judge’s finding of fact in the Microsoft antitrust trial has declared the company to be a dangerous monopoly, which will now be open to punishment – including everything from regulation to dismantling – by the courts. This ruling will have a far-reaching effect on all of our lives – not just […]

Men’s basketball game preview

George Washington (6-10, 0-3 in Atlantic 10) vs. Dayton (12-3, 2-1 A-10)Saturday, Jan. 22, 2 p.m.University of Dayton Arena (13,455), Dayton, OhioTV: A-10 TVRadio: WAGE 1200 AM (available on Internet at Broadcast.com)Campus Radio: WRGW 540 AM (available on GWTV Channel 22; available on Internet at www.gwradio.com)All-time series: GW leads 8-1 (1996-present)All-time series at Dayton Arena: […]

Quote of the Week

Athletic Director Jack Kvancz said many departments, other than the athletic department, were involved in the NCAA certification process: If only the athletic department were involved, it would be like the fox watching the henhouse, and that wouldn’t get anything done. Different departments provide different ways to slice the chicken.

Sports Briefs

Gymnastics to host invitationalThe GW women’s gymnastics team will host the 17th Annual GW Invitational Sunday at noon at the Smith Center. The field will include the University of North Carolina, the University of Pennsylvania, Radford University, Temple University and The College of William & Mary.GW finished fourth in the 1999 Invitational. Mount Vernon fields […]