January 24, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 36

Stories from the January 24, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW at the millennium: Activism surfaces in GW political groups

If GW is a magnet school for budding politicians, as some believe it is, then it is only fair to say the University is rife with students who believe in improving the world, even if some dream of their own political careers in the process. Because so many of these student idealists have chosen politics […]


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News Brief

Members of GW Students for a Sensible Drug Policy traveled to New Hampshire Jan. 13 to question presidential candidates about drug policies. The members of SSDP, a student organization concerned with promoting the regulation, taxation and control of illegal drugs, attended events at College Convention 2000. At the events, they discussed the misuse of illegal […]

WRGW may find a new home on the FM dial

A new initiative approved by the Federal Communications Commission Thursday may allow WRGW, GW’s radio station, to switch over to an FM station. The FCC approved plans to create Low Power FM radio stations nationwide. This approval will allow smaller religious, community and educational broadcasters to expand their airwaves. WRGW officials said they hope the […]

NAACP’s mission?

No matter what one may think of the opinions expressed in either The Hatchet’s Jan. 18 editorial, Stars and Barred (p. 4) or in Brian Schoeneman’s response (Jan. 20, p.4, Flag Misunderstood), this topic has raised an interesting question in my mind: With the myriad and complex problems facing black Americans, why are the National […]

Study abroad student killed while traveling

A Grinnell College student was robbed and murdered in northern India after completing a fall study-abroad program administered by GW last semester. Jamison Curran, a 21-year-old junior at Grinnell College, studied in Madurai in the fall term of GW’s South India Term Abroad. He was robbed and murdered while traveling alone in the northern town […]

Basketball ‘overkill’

I was reading the article about the poor performance of the basketball team this year, and it dawned upon me. If I’m not mistaken there are other sports teams at this school. Your overkill coverage of this year’s underachieving team is sickening to those of us athletes who bust our butts everyday for little to […]

SA’s ‘reforms’ reek of impropriety

The Student Association pursued a worthwhile objective in adopting a new charter for the Joint Elections Commission. Some provisions including supervised vote counting, sealed elections returns, and a clear-cut policy available to candidates from the outset of campaigning move in the right direction. The SA achieved this feat, however, through clearly corrupt and inappropriate means. […]

GW at the millennium: Timeline

1872- First recorded student protest. Law students were protesting a diploma fee. October 1946- People picket outside a segregated Lisner Auditorium on the opening night of Joan of Lorraine, starring Ingrid Bergman. October 1967- About 200 GW students were among the 50,000 protestors who attended a rally at the Lincoln Memorial and marched to the […]