September 14, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 11

Stories from the September 14, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Thomas speaks at Convocation

Journalist Helen Thomas told GW students and faculty to keep up with current events, and faculty members from several academic disciplines debated the implications of November’s presidential election in front of a sizeable crowd at the annual Opening Convocation Tuesday in Lisner Auditorium. Stay in touch, read newspapers, watch television, Thomas advised students. There is […]

Forum: Military morale, pay need a boost

A recent Pentagon report revealed surprising deficiencies in our nation’s combat readiness and military capabilities. In conjunction with this report, Gen. Colin Powell acknowledged and said, Readiness has declined. Investment has declined. Maintenance has declined. And training has declined. Undeniably, America’s military forces are not getting the assistance they deserve. Our current commander-in-chief has neglected […]

DC Reads expands into Southeast with Project 2000

GW students who volunteer for the popular outreach group DC Reads are expanding their tutoring services in an effort to increase children’s literacy throughout the District. The GW program, which involves work-study students and volunteers, added two new programs this year, including one in Southeast D.C. Volunteers with Project 2000, located in Southeast, tutor children […]

Homosexual students speak out

When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free. – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Charles Evan Hughes While this may be just an ordinary quote to some people, to others it has a deeper meaning. Members of GW Pride and other gay and lesbian students at GW believe it […]

Staff editorial: Foul behavior

Earlier this week, Indiana University President Myles Brand fired basketball coach Bobby Knight, causing student protests and a media frenzy. While Brand’s decision has proved unpopular among many in the basketball-crazed state of Indiana, the president acted in the best interests of the basketball program, its players and the university. Bobby Knight is an Indiana […]

Residents testify against plan at hearing

The Foggy Bottom Advisory Neighborhood Commission voiced concern about GW’s campus plan at a Board of Zoning Adjustment hearing Wednesday afternoon. The hearing was a continuation of testimony begun at an April 26 hearing, at which the BZA heard GW’s presentation of its campus plan. University and ANC officials presented their views on the legality […]

Quote of the week

Economics professor Robert M. Dunn Jr. comparing the protesters at GW with those at Indiana University who protested the firing of basketball coach Bobby Knight: At least they debate over something serious, not over whether a misbehaved basketball coach is fired.

Caustic campaign?

I have spent a fairly sizeable portion of the past year becoming the most educated voter I can. I carefully weigh the policy prescriptions of every candidate and, even if I have decided not to vote for one of them, I take care to know his or her stance on the issues. This morning, what […]

Staff shortage causes slow mail delivery

Students in GW residence halls waiting for letters from mom may have noticed their mailboxes are void of the normal load of correspondence, bills and junk mail. It’s not because parents, friends and retailers have forgotten them, but because mail has not been sorted and placed in their boxes yet, said Lorian Elisa-Hill, a Thurston […]

Colonials’ 2000-01 basketball schedules are announced

The GW men’s and women’s basketball schedules have been released for the 2000-01 season. The schedules feature St. John’s University and the University of Tennessee for the men, and the defending-champion University of Connecticut Huskies for the women. Men’s Head Coach Tom Penders and the Colonials, who return all of last year’s starters including SirValiant […]