April 6, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 54

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

GW honors four seniors with award

University officials recently selected four new Presidential Administrative Fellows, an award given to graduating GW seniors who wish to continue their post-graduate studies at the University, said Peter Konwerski, associate director of the Student Activities Center. Seniors Carol Capace, Wendi Conti, Sam Anyan and Alan Elias were selected from a pool of 57 applicants to […]

Camel helps GW celebrate Israel Day

Elizabeth, a six-month-old camel, walked through the Quad Wednesday in celebration of Israel Day. We don’t want to give the wrong impression, co-organizer Mike Plostock said. Camels don’t walk down the street (in Israel). But it’s different and exciting, and we’re trying to get people to come to the Quad. Israel Day is not an […]

South Asian students celebrate bhangra

The all-male dance team from Johns Hopkins University captured this year’s first place trophy and the $2,500 grand prize Saturday at GW’s seventh annual Bhangra Blowout, one of the biggest South Asian student events in North America. The event, held at a sold-out Constitution Hall, included 12 universities from across the country that competed as […]

NATO leader focuses on U.S. role

NATO Secretary General George Robertson spoke about the changing role of the United States in NATO and how Americans can accept these changes in Funger Hall Tuesday. His speech was entitled NATO: Why Should Americans Care? Robertson said when the alliance was first formed, many people in the United States were reluctant to join. Many […]

Launch of private Web site to broadcast GW life

The world will be listening to what GW students have to say May 1, the launch date of a Web site that will offer video footage recorded by college students. Zoomculture.com will offer free, downloadable videos from 15 college campuses nationwide, including a page for GW. This is media for the people, by the people, […]

Constitution permits public prayer

Recent events have focused a great deal of attention on the issue of prayer and religion in public schools. Efforts in several states to display the Ten Commandments in public schools are combining with a pending Supreme Court case involving student-initiated and student-led prayer at high school sporting events to foster a national discussion on […]

News Briefs

Phi Kappa Psi recognizes GW student Junior Pat McLaughlin was recognized as a Summerfield Scholar for fall 1999 by the Phi Kappa Psi national fraternity, according to an April 3 fraternity press release. McLaughlin, whose family resides in Pennsylvania, is one of 28 Phi Kappa Psi Summerfield Scholars around the country. The fraternity awards members […]

Bad bill — staff editorial

The House overwhelmingly passed a measure Wednesday that would ban all partial-birth abortions. A substitute bill, which would outlaw partial-birth abortions except in cases when the mother’s life is in danger, failed to garner support. Since President Clinton promises to veto the Republican-backed measure, and the Senate doesn’t have the two-thirds majority necessary to override […]

Below the belt

This is in regard to David Holt’s piece (Four out of five old men prefer David Holt to The GW Journal) from the March 16 issue of The Hatchet. What gives? There’s no reason to beat up on the GW Journal when a) it isn’t in competition with the Hatchet, as he suggests – it’s […]