February 3, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 39

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

Aston Hall theft victims voice security concerns

Aston Hall theft victims expressed frustration this week, two weeks after several students returning from winter break discovered their computers had been stolen. I was the first (roommate) back, and when I came up to my room it (the door) was bolted, junior Christopher Brick said. I realized that stuff was moved around, and my […]

Jon Stewart performance rescheduled for Sunday

Comedy Central talk-show host Jon Stewart’s appearance at GW, originally slated for Thursday night, was moved to Sunday after scheduling conflicts with Stewart’s management team nearly halted the show. Organizers for GW assured students Wednesday that all tickets purchased for the original date would be honored and that no exchange was necessary. The Sunday night […]

Winter woes: students face depression

February is usually a month for receiving candy hearts, roses, boxes of chocolates and snowfall. It is 14 degrees outside with a wind-chill factor of -14 degrees. The idea of venturing outside, leaving warm and cozy rooms, is incomprehensible to some. Do these snowbound hermits have the winter blues or could it be something more […]

Proposed bill could end wagering on college sports

Members of the U.S. Senate introduced a bill Tuesday to ban gambling on amateur sports, including college games, in an attempt to protect athletes and athletics. The proposed legislation would end betting on high school, college and Olympic sporting events. Nevada is the only state where betting on these events occurs. The sponsors of the […]

News Briefs

SA confirms members of Joint Elections Committee The Student Association confirmed five new people to sit on the Joint Elections Committee after approving a new JEC charter Tuesday. Krysta Vollbrecht, Steve Cady, Jeff Baxter, Matt Hillson and Eric Haskell were confirmed by the Senate after some debate about whether Baxter, who already served as a […]

GW changes class schedule after inclement weather

GW students will be attending extra classes in May to make up for snow days last Tuesday and Wednesday. In a memo released Tuesday, Craig Linebaugh, associate vice president for Academic Planning and Special Projects, wrote that May 4 will be the designated make-up day for classes that were canceled last Wednesday, Jan. 26. He […]

Spring break plans may confuse, mislead students

(U-WIRE) BOSTON – The glossy travel brochure on Bobi Slabin’s lunch table showed beautiful young men and women sunbathing on white beaches, relaxing under a clear blue sky. Her spring break, the literature promised, could resemble this pictured paradise – for a few hundred dollars. Slabin, a College of Arts and Sciences freshman at Boston […]

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 […]