February 3, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 39

Stories from the February 3, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Off his Rocker — staff editorial

Major League Baseball acted properly when it served Braves pitcher John Rocker with a 28-day suspension for comments he made to Sports Illustrated – comments which Commissioner Bud Selig said disparaged practically every element of society. In the much-publicized article, Rocker managed to malign homosexuals, foreigners and minorities in a tirade against the residents of […]

Expansion hurts off-campus students

With recent dramatic increases in enrollment, GW’s administrators have been struggling to make adequate, accommodating arrangements for students. It is difficult to see much progress being made, though. Classes are jam-packed, J Street is a mess during lunch, and off-campus housing is increasingly becoming more difficult to find. GW’s most recent announcement of The Scholar’s […]

Pernicious preferences

I applaud the decision of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to curtail affirmative action in its admissions process, and I encourage GW to do the same. Affirmative action rests on the assumption that people of non-white ancestry cannot compete on a level playing field with whites. This is, of course, absurd. Affirmative action is […]

Brown drops 36 on Dukes to keep Colonials rolling

Three-and-a-half weeks ago, Duquesne handed GW its third home loss in a row with a 94-89 smacking at the Smith Center. Wednesday night at the Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh, GW returned the favor as two teams headed in opposite directions found an outcome they’ve suddenly grown to expect. By virtue of the 84-76 victory in […]

GW service ranks 25th on Peace Corps’ list

GW tied for 25th place on the Peace Corps’ annual list of top universities with volunteers actively serving overseas, according to the list released last week. Forty of the more than 7,000 people serving in 78 countries around the world are graduates of GW, according to a press release from the Peace Corps. The universities […]

Runnin’ through the Hokies

The GW women’s basketball team played a dominating second half in Wednesday’s 73-58 victory over Virginia Tech as the Colonials completed their first regular-season series sweep of the Hokies in three years. The Colonials (17-3, 8-1 Atlantic 10) won their third consecutive game in front of a fiery 2,469 fans at the Smith Center, improving […]

University to launch `Career Week 2000′

The GW Career Center will host Career Week 2000 – a series of panels, workshops, speaker presentations and special events designed to help students get a grip on career planning, Feb. 7 through 11. For the 18th consecutive year, professionals representing nearly 100 different companies will participate in more than 30 different events throughout the […]

D.C. Diary: One of a kind

Feb. 1, 2000The Hippodrome7:25 p.m. The telltale signs were in place. Comfortably arranged couches, plenty of candy, an anxious Jessica Love pacing in a cozy corner of the Hippodrome. The Program Board had another night of off-beat entertainment in store. Awaiting the arrival of Charlie Noodles, the main event of Monday evening’s Story Hour, senior […]

Don’t bet on it — staff editorial

A bill introduced Tuesday in the U.S. Senate would ban gambling on college athletics, a move that would preserve the integrity of college sports. Athletes would have much less temptation to entangle themselves in point-shaving and other illicit activities that are often solicited by unscrupulous individuals involved college sports wagering. The bill, which could also […]