March 6, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 48

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

New club trains students in the `way of the sword’

One of GW’s newest organizations allows students to train their minds and bodies while practicing the traditional Japanese art, kendo. It’s a Japanese martial art, said freshman Shinya Deguchi, founder of the Kendo Club at GW. It looks a lot like fencing. The difference lies in the motions of the swords, he said. Fencing is […]

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Education Department eases FAFSA process

GW students who decline to answer a controversial drug offense question on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid will still be eligible to receive financial assistance because of a recent U.S. Department of Education decision. Previously, applications of students who neglected to answer question 28 – a question asking whether students have been convicted […]

Colonials to play for A-10 Championship

PHILADELPHIA – Atlantic 10 Player of the Week Petra Dubovcova helped lift the GW women’s basketball team to Monday’s A-10 Championship game against rival Xavier after defeating La Salle and UMass at the Liacouras Center Saturday and Sunday. Dubovcova scored 37 points in the two games to return GW (25-4) to the final for the […]

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, […]