April 24, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 59

Stories from the April 24, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Class of 2001 will likely graduate on the Ellipse

The Class of 2001 may still have a Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse because proposed construction on the site did not receive funding, University officials said. The National Park Service is planning to begin construction on underground parking beneath the Ellipse. If the construction would be underway, it would be impossible for Commencement to be […]

Baba Seth makes music to groove to

In this day and age, when plastic, cheesy pop music rules the airways and the video channels, it’s nice to hear some music that is warm and fun. On its latest album, Live … At The End Of The World (Butros Butros Groove), local group Baba Seth gets heads bouncing and feet tapping. Hailing from […]

Tunnel fire evacuates Metro

The Foggy Bottom Metro station closed for about four hours Thursday during rush hour after an electrical fire in a tunnel filled one train with smoke and caused an evacuation, according to Metro officials. Yuhang Zhang, a visitor from Williamsburg, Va., said smoke filled the train he was riding at about 5 p.m. He said […]

Broadcast proves debut album worth the wait

Good things come to those who wait. Whoever came up with that clich? must have listened to the album, The Noise People Make (Tommy Boy) by the British band Broadcast. It has taken more than three years for the band’s debut to finally come out, but it was well worth the wait. In 1996, Broadcast […]

Staff Editorial — A father’s right

This weekend saw the beginning of the end of the Elian Gonzalez saga, as Immigration and Naturalization Service agents took the child early Saturday morning from the Miami home of his relatives and reunited him with his father. For five months, the world has been obsessed with a six-year-old boy and the implications of turning […]

DC Diary: Prowling with a bargain hunter

April 18, 2000Filene’s Basement1133 Connecticut Ave.3:25 p.m. When I was a child, I used to always love when my mother told me it was time to save some money. I’m not a miserly soul, it’s just with my mom and me, saving money meant we either were going to make our rounds at the mall […]

Staff Editorial — Enough talk

It is surprising that GW is still struggling to devise a formal policy on sexual harassment since it has been an issue in the news for years. This week, as the Faculty Senate tried to solidify its proposal to the administration, it lost its quorum and will have to wait for the next Faculty Senate […]

A question of representation

What does it feel like to be a second-class citizen? Ask this question to D.C. residents, and you’ll get some weird looks. But District citizens are still one group of American citizens that have no voting representation in Congress. The District has one non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives. The delegate cannot vote on […]

Microsoft: consummate competitor

Microsoft Corporation is probably one of the most successful American businesses. Products, such as Windows, that MS made helped bring about today’s computer age. No other products combine the number of features, low cost and ease of use such as Microsoft products do. There was no reason to bring Microsoft to trial. The trial (spectacle) […]

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