January 24, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 36

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

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 […]

FreeCell is the spawn of Satan

A lot of people out there will tell you that Bill Gates is the anti-Christ, that he’s a maniacal genius bent on world domination and the enslavement of masses though his Web browser. Even the federal government has gone so far as to release Janet Reno to crack his evil empire’s monopoly. But I think […]

Textbook dearth ignites criticism

Students expressed frustration about textbook shortages at the GW Bookstore during the first week of spring semester. Students unable to purchase required textbooks said the shortage has caused complications with classes. Freshman Michelle Hodges said she was disappointed with the Bookstore. I don’t think they keep a sufficient amount of books in stock, Hodges said. […]

Got books? — staff editorial

In addition to the usual long lines, the GW Bookstore has been plagued by a textbook shortage that has disrupted many University classrooms. The reasons for the shortage are myriad. Bookstore officials blame miscommunication with publishers and orders of books that are not yet in print. Some professors fault the Bookstore for failing to stock […]

UPD investigates Aston Hall break-in

Several Aston Hall residents returned from winter break to find their laptop computers stolen, a University Police official said. Someone reportedly broke into at least seven rooms on various floors of the building and stole computers and computer paraphernalia, said Dolores Stafford, director of UPD. There were no obvious signs of a break-in. We are […]