February 10, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 41

Stories from the February 10, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

CRs look to election for 2000 prosperity

The College Republicans filled the Dorothy Marvin Betts Theatre with applause during Republican Bob Dole’s speech Monday evening. But an unsubstantiated survey after the speech found there weren’t many more Republicans present than Democrats. The Republicans were just louder. Many GW CRs support Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). A few like Texas Gov. George W. Bush. […]

Jon Stewart discusses everything and anything

Jon Stewart is a lewd, indecent and down-right dirty man. On Sunday night, in front of a nearly sold-out Smith Center crowd, he was also damn funny. Stewart touched on everything from his sexual practices to his dog’s explosive diarrhea in a performance that lasted almost two hours. I think as you get older, you […]

Affirmative action merits support

I am responding to the attack on affirmative action taken by Joseph Daniel Ura (Pernicious Preferences, Feb. 3). He is correct in stating that the principles of affirmative action programs, both in industry as well as in academic settings, rest upon the idea that all men are created equal. However, he fails to recognize that […]

Classifieds (2/7)

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Fans make GW hoops

My husband and I would like to compliment David Holt on his article on the Xavier game Saturday. We live near Harrisburg, Pa., and have followed the team since our son was a freshman seven years ago. We had season tickets until this year and decided that the traveling was getting a bit much, especially […]

SJS charges Pakistani group

Student Judicial Services investigated and charged the Pakistani Students Association Monday, two weeks after an unregistered off-campus party was held following Pakfest Millennium. Martin Hicks, coordinator of SJS, said the organization was sent written notice Feb. 7 that it had been charged with failing to register and seek approval for an alcohol-related function, as well […]

A nightmare reviewed — Staff Editorial

Illinois Gov. George Ryan showed uncommon political courage when he issued a moratorium on the death penalty in his state because of its horrendous record of wrongfully imposing capital punishment. Since 1977, when the death penalty was reinstated in Illinois, 12 people have been executed, while 13 others have been exonerated. The faults lie among […]

Africana exhibit debuts at Gelman Library

Among scores of books, articles, photographs and memorabilia is a history of a 400-year-old struggle and a foundation for future leaders in Africana Women at the Dawn of the New Millennium: The Exhibit at Gelman Library. The collection of artifacts and literature highlight the importance of contributions made by famous and lesser-known Africana women from […]

Westward ho! — staff editorial

GW’s purchase of about a quarter of the Columbia Plaza apartment complex, while a compromise with Foggy Bottom residents, entails extra responsibility on the University’s part to its students. For some Foggy Bottom residents who have voiced opposition to GW’s expansion into the neighborhood, the University’s acquisition of Columbia Plaza strikes a balance between the […]

A very un-Pak Pakfest

What is Pakistani culture?, ex-president Reza Cheema rhetorically asked The GW Hatchet readership last issue (Pakistani students’ after-party ends in violence, Feb. 7). Perhaps we can define the ambiguous term culture by what it is not: Pakistan is not India. Pakistan was and is not about dances, song or clothing, but religion. Alcohol is not […]