January 31, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 38

Stories from the January 31, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Here’s how you can be a columnist

I’ve been sick for a week. I had a sore throat, and I couldn’t swallow or write this column. That was a shame because I think it’s really funny. Anyway, my illness made me realize that I’m not some kind of superman. I can’t just go on making light of the world if there are […]

GW seeks JEC reformation as election approaches

The Joint Elections Committee gained a reputation for being bureaucratic last year, following the unorganized Student Association elections in March 1999. Throughout the course of the election season, most of the JEC resigned their posts, adding to the confusion surrounding the elections. But now the SA is re-examining the JEC charter, trying to repent for […]

Dirty decision — staff editorial

The Community Living and Learning Center announced last week that it plans to cut housekeeping services for upperclassman residence halls – a move that holds several negative implications. Assistant Dean of Students Mark Levine reasoned that removing housekeeping services will teach students responsibility. While that may be true, cutting housekeeping services does not appear to […]


The Jan. 20 article Study abroad student killed while traveling should have said that GW has coordinated the South India Term Abroad program for eight years but has participated in the program for 11 years.

Educational legacy — staff editorial

President Bill Clinton announced plans Thursday to make college tuition tax deductible for up to $2,800 a student for families earning up to $120,000. Along with increased funding to the Pell grant fund, the work-study program and the creation of the Lifetime Learning tax credit in 1997; Clinton has secured his legacy as a true […]

Fire drills are a life-and-death matter

(U-WIRE) ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – Dear God: It’s me again. I normally don’t have huge concerns or problems worrying about death, but a recent event has got me worried. I just turned 20, and I’m not ready to die. But something happened at the end of last semester that has me fearing for my life. […]

New election charter ill-formed

To see the words SA and dubious in the same headline is not uncommon, especially in The Hatchet, but what I believe was important about Drew Holland’s piece on Jan. 24 was something that wasn’t in the text. It was his position in the SA – he has none. He is a regular GW student […]

Colonials apply Monroe doctrine to the Explorers

For once, it was a blowout. For once, GW didn’t need 25 points from SirValiant Brown. And once again, Chris Monroe dominated. With a convincing 99-75 victory over La Salle (7-11, 1-6 Atlantic 10) Saturday at the Smith Center, the Colonials (8-11, 2-4 A-10) won two in a row for the first time since the […]

Colonials Ram over Fordham, sweep weekend

The GW women’s basketball team overpowered La Salle and Fordham this weekend at the Smith Center as GW improved their perfect home record to 11-0 this season. GW currently holds a 16-game winning streak at the Smith Center, ranking it among the top active women’s home winning streaks in Division I. The Colonials (16-3, 7-1 […]

Sports Brief

Colonials top the Tribe The Colonials sent the College of William & Mary to a 1-5 record with a 191.05-189.6 beating Saturday in Williamsburg, Va. Sophomore Devin McCalla took the all-around title with a score of 38.325. Junior Darden Wilee was third while sophomore Jesica Mantak was fourth. GW won the vault, beam and floor […]