March 6, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 48

Stories from the March 6, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Expert reveals bank fraud in Holocaust

Gregg Rickman, a leading expert on the role of Swiss banks during World War II, spoke about the role of Switzerland and Swiss banks in the Holocaust at Hillel Feb. 29. Rickman was previously the legislative director for former Sen. Alfonse D’Amato (R-N.Y.), the former chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. […]

SA senators break `freshman curse’

Two freshman Student Association senators broke the tradition of the freshman curse last week by winning SA Senate positions for next year. Josh Rothstein and Joe Ardito, who both won Columbian School Senate seats, broke the trend of freshman senators who fail to stay involved with the SA after their first year. The problem in […]

Congressman shares wisdom with CRs

Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) discussed trade, social security reform and the overall value of his life experiences with the GW College Republicans Wednesday night. Kolbe, who was the first Republican to serve southern Arizona, offered insight from his 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. He identified trade and social security issues as his […]

GW Pride hosts debate on sex, Catholicism

A group of 15 students met Thursday night to discuss issues ranging from pre-marital sex to homosexuality with two Catholic chaplains. The inability to discuss (homosexuality) is a big problem of the church, said Jason Franklin, publicity chair of GW Pride. Franklin spoke to the group at the event, which was part of GW Pride’s […]

Freshmen consider off-campus housing

Rising sophomores said they began researching off-campus housing options last week after finding only 703 spots remained for them on campus, after the upperclassman portion of the housing lottery. Freshman Jessica Stolow said she was weighing whether she would move off campus, even though she and her friends submitted the $300 housing deposit. If I […]

A very special night chez Biggie Joel

Last Wednesday evening while Student Association hopefuls made their last desperate attempts to talk jaded grad students into voting for them, I had the distinct pleasure of being the guest at the palatial home of our esteemed University president, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, and his wife. I will refrain from making disparaging remarks about Mrs. Trachtenberg, […]

News Briefs

Singles auction raises money for scholarships The most sought after bachelors and bachelorettes in the D.C. area were auctioned off during a singles auction in the Hippodrome Friday night. The event, which drew students from five area universities, was sponsored by Latinos for Progress and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Men’s lacrosse team players, […]

GW fails fire drill

On Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. the fire alarm sounded in New Hall. Following University procedures, residents evacuated the building. The fire department arrived in less than two minutes and after about five minutes in the building left the scene because it was a false alarm. Facilities personnel and University Police entered the building presumably […]

Election success story

I would like to thank the University community for its tremendous patience during the election the past week and the marathon counting process Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Certainly, no one on the Election Committee wanted it to take so long to count all the ballots, as we all had nice comfortable beds beckoning us […]

Special seniors — staff editorial

With the GW men’s basketball down Saturday afternoon by some 30 points in a nationally televised game against Atlantic 10 powerhouse Temple University, something truly special transpired. The capacity crowd at the Smith Center implored Coach Tom Penders to play the team’s sparingly used senior walk-ons, Mark Lund and Sam Anyan, with thunderous applause. Realizing […]