October 26, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 23

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

Students examine campus smoking scene

It brings students together outside of the library, on the steps of the Marvin Center, around the clock in Kogan Plaza and in front of residence halls. It draws students from all different classes, interests and majors together in the rain, sun and snow. This unifying ritual is cigarette smoking. Despite the increased awareness of […]

Smoke fills Munson

Munson Hall residents said a faulty oven caused their building to fill with smoke Wednesday afternoon, leading to an evacuation. But University officials say the fault lies with the two students. Munson resident Jason Pozner said he came home after class at 3:05 p.m., smelled smoke and heard the smoke alarm going off in his […]

The new feminism

(U-WIRE) PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jane is pro-choice. Jane loves chocolate. She backs candidates who strive to change the wages inequity that exists in this country. She likes boys who wear Abercrombie & Fitch. She wishes she looked a little more like Jennifer Lopez. She believes in human rights and equality for men and women. Is […]

Forum: Gore champions students, families

Election 2000 has proven to be one of the most substantive campaigns in recent years. Both respective campaigns have focused largely on the issues providing striking contrasts and parallels. At the end of these three presidential debates, it is clear Al Gore and George W. Bush each clearly stand for different policies serving different people. […]

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 […]