August 31, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 7

Stories from the August 31, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Quote of the week

Andrew Sonn, associate director of Housing Services, commenting about the overflow of freshmen into Thurston Hall study lounges and State Plaza hotel rooms: This is a great way to get (the students) integrated.

Suicide prevails on college campuses

About 14 people between the ages of 15 and 24 die from suicide every day. Suicide was the third-leading cause of death among people 15 to 24 years of age in 1997, and there are about eight to 25 attempted suicides for each completed act. The issue strikes close to home since Yvette Moorehead, GW […]

Cosby seeks forgiveness

I want to thank my fellow students who supported me during a very difficult time. My family and I suffered tremendously from my poor judgment. I am deeply sorry for my actions. The judgment I used in this incident put the University and me in a bad light. While every charge against me was dismissed, […]

LEAD Center to provide library, resources for student groups

Student leaders at GW now have a resource center for all their leadership needs. The Leadership, Enrichment, Achievement and Development Center, or LEAD, will oversee organizations such as the Emerging Leaders Program, the Peer Leadership Mentor Program and the National Leadership Series. The program operates out of the Student Activities Center suite on fourth floor […]

College Democrats: Avoiding a costly lesson

Welcome to Campaign 2000. If there is any one issue that unites students across this University as well as around this nation, it ought to be higher education reform. While the pundits and the politicians love to sweep us up in rhetoric, it’s time for a reality check or rather, a history lesson. The two […]

Building a new future: GW improves campuses

Students will notice several on-campus changes as buildings under construction near completion later this year. School of Media and Public Affairs: The new School of Media and Public Affairs building will open later than expected due to building delays, said Jean Folkerts, dean of SMPA. Originally, faculty members were supposed to move into their offices […]

Upcoming games

Thursday- no games scheduled Friday-Volleyball vs. Wagner 1 p.m. Volleyball vs. Howard 7 p.m. Saturday-Volleyball vs. Robert Morris 11 a.m. Volleyball vs. Manhattan 6 p.m. Men’s Water Polo at Navy InvitationalMen’s Soccer vs. Liberty (at American) noonWomen’s soccer at Princeton 7 p.m. Sunday-Men’s Water Polo at Navy Invitational

African epidemic

The economic cost of AIDS in Africa is devastating. Fewer teachers are trained each year than the number of teachers dying from AIDS. AIDS has already orphaned 14 million African children, and an estimated 22 million additional orphans are predicted. In Zambia, Robert Bona tested 200 girls in Luanshya, and 196 were HIV-positive. In South […]

Foggy Bottom fights GW plan

Foggy Bottom residents are ready to fight GW’s off-campus expansion, the president of the Foggy Bottom Association said in a neighborhood meeting Monday night. We want to engage the help of the Board of Zoning Adjustment on the impending (campus) plan, Thomas told Foggy Bottom residents. We want to engage the help of the Zoning […]

Dedicated to late coach, volleyball opens season

This weekend marks the start of a promising season for the GW Women’s Volleyball team as the Colonials will compete in four matches this weekend at the Smith Center. Still recovering from the death of their coach and mentor, Yvette Moorehead, team members said they are playing the season in her memory. Senior leadership is […]