February 7, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 40

Stories from the February 7, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Sigma Chi fraternity loses charter

Sigma Chi’s international organization indefinitely suspended the charter of GW’s chapter, effectively ending the chapter’s relationship with GW for the immediate future. The chapter has been on GW’s campus since 1864 and was given a one-year suspension in 1998 after hosting a party during Colonial Inauguration. Bruce Morgan Casner, a grand trustee of Sigma Chi’s […]

Sigma Chi Timeline

July 1998: GW suspended the Sigma Chi fraternity for one year after holding a party during Colonial Inauguration. During this time, this chapter was asked to clean house before presenting to the Interfraternity Council and University for renewed recognition. August 1998: GW chapter maintained its charter under show cause policy, which means Sigma Chi brothers […]

Snowbound students bond over football

GW’s Model United Nations Coordinator Tom Mullaney wrote a brief column for a McGill University publication before arriving at the Montreal University for a Model United Nations conference Jan. 27. In this column, he wrote about Model United Nations’ uniqueness as an intercollegiate activity. (It’s) not like a track meet or a football game. It’s […]

GW at the millennium: Cashing in Blue Chips

As the members of the GW men’s basketball team walked onto the court in the second half of Saturday’s game against Xavier, about 5,000 screaming fans were behind them. And as they came back to win after a 15-point deficit at halftime, GW Coach Tom Penders knew whom to thank. Walking toward the scorer’s table […]

University proposes professional studies

The GW Faculty Senate passed a resolution Friday that allows for further development of a proposed program – the College of Professional Studies. The purpose of the new college, according to a presentation by Donald Lehman, vice president for Academic Affairs, and Roger Whitaker, vice president for Academic Development and Continuing Education, would be to […]

NROTC students sponsor blood drive

Military officers and students who showed up for the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps blood drive Friday said they came for the same reason – it is an easy, free way to help save someone’s life. Midshipman Greg Skelton, one of the organizers of the event, said the NROTC decided to hold the drive because […]

New GW magazine features in-depth campus reporting

A new GW student-run magazine featuring in-depth articles on campus life will hit the newsstands Feb. 23. Editor in chief Megan Poinski said The GW Journal will be a cross between Newsweek and Rolling Stone. Poinski said she came up with the concept for a monthly magazine because she wanted a publication that would have […]

Students scream at sequel

GW students proved they like scary movies at the Student Activities Center-sponsored premiere of Scream 3 Friday night. More than 360 GW students turned out for the private showing of the movie at the Union Station AMC Theater. This was great, said junior Shreema Sanghvi, coordinator of the evening. GW as a whole just unified […]

Ronald Reagan – an American hero

How will history treat Ronald Reagan? When asked about his legacy, will one quip Alzheimer’s and Iran Contra or Ending the Cold War and Resurrecting the Economy? We at the GW College Republicans, quite frankly, worship the man. It’s as if he were a god brought to Earth to end the viscous tyranny of communist […]

Closing a chapter — staff editorial

Just when fraternity members said they were cleaning up their act, another chapter gets removed for violating the rules. Sigma Chi lost its charter this week from its national office, in the latest of a series of violations against fraternities on GW’s campus. As The Hatchet reported two weeks ago, fraternities are taking a larger […]