February 28, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 46

Stories from the February 28, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Students witness UPD officer hit homeless man

A University Police officer was suspended after allegedly hitting a homeless man several times with a nightstick when he tried to enter the Marvin Center early Wednesday morning. UPD Director Dolores Stafford would not identify the officer but said he has been suspended while the department investigates the incident. Several students witnessed the altercation and […]

Chasing a musical dream

GW is usually known for its city atmosphere, where politically minded students perch on the doorstep of democracy. But the University is also home to two aspiring musicians who are reveling in the city’s thriving arts scene before leaving to pursue careers as professional singers. Their common thread at GW is the Troubadours, one of […]

Students stress about housing

Some students said the housing lottery Saturday was unfair and their options were limited, despite efforts to streamline the process this year. Unlike previous years, the housing lottery is split into two days – Feb. 26 and March 5 – and is broadcasted live on Cable Channel 33. Each year, students who plan to live […]

Students tell story of Indian holiday Holi with twists and twirls

Students adorned in silks and traditional Indian garb filled the Lisner Auditorium stage with motion and color at the Indian Student Association’s Holi Rangeela 2000 Saturday night. Indian students from GW, the University of Maryland and George Mason University sang and danced to a medley of traditional and modern music in celebration of Holi, the […]

D.C. Diary: Powerful poetry

Feb. 24, 2000 Hillel 8 p.m. I attended my first poetry reading Thursday night. It wasn’t in some tiny bookstore deep in the heart of Soho. It wasn’t with a bunch of people dressed all in black, sitting in big comfortable loveseats, sipping cappuccinos. It wasn’t a bunch of people contemplating the meaning of life […]

Fight intolerance with inclusiveness

It looks like Brother Steven got just what he wanted this past week: attention, controversy, crowds and a front-page photo in Thursday’s Hatchet. I’d guess that his whole reason for being at GW is to get people fired up (one way or the other) and to call attention to himself. Brother Steven is not a […]

SA candidates are removed from ballot

Student Association presidential candidate Atif Qarni and executive vice presidential candidate Heather Fink were removed from the ballot Friday after a background check revealed they are not eligible candidates, SA Election Committee Chair Jeff Baxter said. The candidates were removed because they do not meet SA constitutional requirements to run for office, Baxter said. Candidates […]

$135,000 for a basketball game?

I believe the views expressed in Zack Beyer’s commentary (Dislike GW? Do something about it) appearing in the Feb. 17 Hatchet requires a response. The views expressed by Beyer display a particular ignorance that is both rare to behold and a pleasure to address. Certainly, it appears that if Beyer has learned nothing else from […]

Brother Stephen for page two columnist

My time as your columnist is almost up. According to the calendar, I’ve only got four or five of these things left. Two of those might actually be good. The editorial staff of The Hatchet usually looks far and wide before giving the page two column to someone’s friend, but I think this year the […]

Study says students lack skills for college

GW students avoided a nationwide trend of entering college with substandard math and writing skills, University officials said. Nearly 75 percent of college professors feel students have deficient skills in mathematics and English, according to Reality Check, an annual study released in January. Public Agenda, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization in New York, surveyed 251 […]