September 21, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 13

Stories from the September 21, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff editorial: Funding fight

America’s founders realized whoever holds the purse strings holds the power, which is why revenue bills originate in the elected House of Representatives. Student Association President David Burt and Program Board Executive Chair Seth Weinert realize this, too. In fact, their organizations are battling over the revenue from students’ University fees even as student organizations […]

Forum: Officials over-enforce alcohol policy

I am a freshman living in the Hall on Virginia Avenue who has been written up twice for alcohol possession. My friends and I have been persecuted and harassed as if we are living in a prison – a prison called HOVA. But we shouldn’t be pointing fingers at the people who run our dorm, […]

Staff editorial: A tragedy

Followed through three separate jurisdictions by a Prince George’s County, Md., police officer in an unmarked car, Prince Jones – a 25-year-old Howard University junior – was shot in Fairfax County, Va. and died September 1. The exact details surrounding the incident remain unclear. What is readily apparent, though, is that this situation should never […]

Poor first half costs women’s soccer

Host Old Dominion University crushed the GW women’s soccer team 5-0 Wednesday, scoring four goals in the first 11 minutes of the contest. The loss is strikingly similar to the Colonials’ defeats last weekend, when they gave up nine first-half goals – six coming in the first 14 minutes of their matches against Syracuse and […]

Commissioner caught in half-truths

While The Hatchet quoted Advisory Neighborhood Council Commissioner Steven Mandelbaum at length and recognized that he is indeed a GW graduate (Residents testify against plan at hearing, Sept. 14, p. 1), unfortunately, it might not have noticed the inconsistencies in his arguments and, more importantly, the diametric turn he now fashions since he ran as […]

Upcoming games

Thursday – no games scheduled Friday – Water Polo at Johns Hopkins 7 p.m.Volleyball at Fordham 7 p.m. Saturday – Cross country at Maryland 9 a.m. .Men’s Soccer vs. Georgia Southern 1 p.m. .Water Polo vs. Navy (at Bucknell) 11:30 a.m. .Water Polo vs. Princeton (at Bucknell) 6:30 p.m. .Women’s Tennis at Maryland TBA Sunday […]

Forum: Policies protect students, property

As a community facilitator in LaFayette Hall last year, I came in daily contact with students who questioned, and pushed, the limits of the University’s alcohol policy. One of the most frequent criticisms of the University’s code was that it gave CFs excessively free rein to peer into residents’ lives and enforce a draconian policy. […]

Thank you, Miss Daisy

Hi-ya baby! This familiar exclamation of a GW legend will no longer be heard this year. After twenty-seven years of this friendly greeting, dining services veteran Miss Daisy has hung up her apron. Sixty-year-old Daisy Rich retired this summer after more than a quarter century of service at the University. Miss Daisy, as students affectionately […]