October 26, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 23

Stories from the October 26, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW beats tuition average

GW’s tuition increase for this academic year was less than the average of private universities around the country, according to a study released last week by the College Board, but GW still has the highest tuition among D.C. universities. The study reports GW’s 4.5 percent tuition increase for the 2000-01 academic year falls below the […]

Rooting for the lesser of two evils

It just doesn’t seem fair. I am a good person, I give to charity; babies and small animals love me. I am also a good baseball fan. I hold Red Sox season tickets, I keep score at games and I go to rainy April games against the Devil Rays. While friends of mine have jumped […]

Front-page headlines flop

I am an avid reader of our beloved school newspaper and indulge in the wealth of information it provides me on a weekly basis. I can only imagine what an undertaking it must be to produce just one edition of The Hatchet and I am grateful for this free service provided to our students and […]

Forum examines African politics

Six political activists gathered for a panel discussion to share their views on democracy in Africa Tuesday night. The panelists talked about the current problems in Africa and what Americans can do to help Africans’ struggle for democracy. Akia Lineberger, president of the Organization of African Students, said her group sponsored the event to increase […]

GW hosts Wizards preseason scrimmage

The Washington Wizards visited the Smith Center Monday for a pre-season scrimmage before the regular season starts Oct. 31. Wizards Head of Basketball Operations Michael Jordan stopped in briefly for the event. Maureen Lewis-Nasser, head of press relations for the Wizards, said GW’s facilities and location made the decision to have a scrimmage at the […]

Crew not up to speed at Head of Charles

The GW men’s and women’s varsity crew teams traveled to Boston last weekend to compete in the annual Head of the Charles regatta. The GW men’s eight placed 36th out of 55 boats with a time of 16:19.86. This time was a big improvement over last year’s time of 16:31.74. The race was won by […]

IFC considers adding new fraternities

The Interfraternity Council recently voted to consider expanding the number of fraternities in its membership, said Jay Levin, president of the IFC. A final vote on expansion will take place after the proposals of the six invited fraternities are heard later this semester, Levin said. If the measure passes, the IFC will invite one more […]

Nightlife options for the under 21 crowd

Originally Published 10/26/00 D.C. is a city that certainly does sleep. It is a challenge for any local to find a place other than bars and clubs open after midnight. Add the under-21 factor most students face and the nightly entertainment the city has to offer is even more limited. But the city offers several […]

Colonials defeat Patriots

The GW volleyball team played an exhausting five-game road match Tuesday night, beating local rival and host George Mason University 12-15, 15-10, 10-15, 15-6 and 15-7 in Fairfax, Va. The Colonials (17-4, 8-1 Atlantic 10) are in second place in the conference and have seven matches left. Before the Colonials finish the season with four […]

Student conquers run

Two days after running the streets of D.C. for more than six hours, junior Layla El-Wafi donned her commemorative T-shirt from the 25th Annual Marine Corps Marathon with her hijab attire. The hijab concept is the Muslim tradition for modesty, which requires women to cover all body parts. El-Wafi ran the 26.2-mile race on Sunday […]