May 1, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 62

Stories from the May 1, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Mount Vernon gripes

This is my second year living at the Mount Vernon campus, and for both years, the administration has been pushing the 10-year plan. Unfortunately, other than the administration, I can’t think of anyone who likes it. The community hates the idea of constant construction over the next 10 years and fought it with everything they […]

SA president votes against change to Higher Education Act

Student Association President Caity Leu vetoed a piece of legislation calling for an alteration to the Higher Education Act of 1998 Saturday. The legislation, which was passed by the SA Senate at an emergency meeting Thursday, advocated the repeal of a section of the Education Act mandating students convicted of any drug-related offense be denied […]

GW awaits Georgetown

The GW men’s varsity crew team placed fourth out of seven at the Kerr Cup Saturday, just two boatlengths behind winner Downing University. The Colonials (18-5) also could not catch the University of Virginia or St Joseph’s on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. But the team is likely thinking about its next race. The team […]

Immigration agents act irresponsibly

On Saturday morning, April 22, the world watched as armed agents of the United States government burst into a home in Miami and ripped Elian Gonzalez from the arms of the man who saved him from drowning on Thanksgiving Day. Prior to this swift and violent act, no peaceful attempt was made to remove the […]


2 Joe HolupMen’s Basketball (1952-56; Swoyersville, Pa.) Joe Holup, The Hatchet’s Men’s Basketball Player of the Century, stands atop GW hoops as the most prolific scorer and rebounder in school history. He was a third-team Associated Press All-American and was first-team All-Southern Conference for four years, just some of his many feats that no one […]

Legal discrimination

I followed the U.S. Supreme Court case Boy Scouts of America vs. Dale closely. I deeply sympathize with James Dale, a dedicated leader dismissed from BSA because he is homosexual. I vehemently protest the Boy Scouts’ exclusion of James Dale from scouting, and I believe what they did is wrong. Nevertheless, BSA v. Dale is […]

GW examines early registration

GW administrators are reviewing the University’s priority registration policy because a large portion of undergraduate students who are involved in University-related activities are filling up classes, GW officials said. Administrators decided to examine the early registration policy because a large percentage of the student population is eligible to register for class at least a week […]


3 Shawnta RogersMen’s Basketball (1995-1999; Baltimore, Md.) Many great basketball players establish their reputation by turning around and just dropping the ball through a hoop. For the 5-4 (if even that) Shawnta Rogers it was so much harder. But damned if he didn’t make it look so easy. In 84 seasons of men’s basketball, Rogers […]


Of all the difficult choices in creating the Colonial Century, these seemed easy. The greatest athletes of the Colonial Century left little room for argument. Some special criteria still were needed, though. If this list were based on potential, it might look a little different. Whereas the list of greatest basketball players on Thursday was […]

Student financial aid is on the rise

The number of college students taking out loans to finance their education has skyrocketed despite the leveling of college costs in recent years, according to a report. According to the October report, universities handed out a record $64 billion in financial aid last year. Student loans made up the bulk of the money. On […]