February 10, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 41

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

Innocence Lost?

Eight-year-old Nada Abougad sings along to her Britney Spears tape on a My First Sony Karaoke player, almost daily. She scolds if no one calls her to watch You Drive Me Crazy or any Spears music video play on MTV. She idolizes Spears, as do many young girls and boys. The rise of teen stars […]

GW appoints former senator as educator

Former ambassador and Sen. James Sasser (D-Tenn.) was named the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor for the Elliott School of International Affairs Monday. ESIA Dean Harry Harding said the Shapiro Professorship brings two sets of responsibilities – to teach and to present a major public lecture. The idea is to bring someone with high […]

Professor bids farewell to GW in last lecture

When English Professor Jon Quitslund arrived at GW in 1964, the campus was a different and simpler place than today. Fraternities and sororities dominated the student body, and diversity did not exist, he said. The period was a time of excitement for many students and faculty members, Quitslund said. He said he finds himself looking […]

Generic Theatre proves to be creative force on campus

Generic Theatre Company’s slogan is We may be generic, but we’re never bland. And, it’s true. The entirely student-run theater group is anything but bland. Generic has a well-deserved reputation around campus for taking risks and turning out quality performances. It was the first theater company to perform musical theater when it produced Pippin last […]

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 […]

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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 […]