November 2, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 25

Stories from the November 2, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

District vies for statehood

As voters prepare to hit the voting booths next week for the presidential election, some D.C. politicians are centering their attention on a different kind of vote – a vote in Congress. Although D.C. has a city council and mayor, all budgetary and legislative decisions made by the city must be approved by Congress, including […]

Hip-hop redemption

In Boston Judd Katz and his friend, Jon Gordon, are getting ready to graffiti on a summer night in 1999. Judd stands out in his Charlestown neighborhood in terms of his appearance, the way he talks and the way he thinks. From just one conversation with Judd, you would have no idea that he comes […]

SA posts Academic Update

The Student Association posted the Spring 2000 Academic Update and part of the SA test file on its Web site this week. The Academic Update provides data from surveys in which students rate classes and professors in a variety of categories, including speaking styles of professors, the amount of homework classes require and the grade […]

Staff editorial: Encouraging statistics

Campus crime statistics are now available online on both the University’s web site and the U.S. Department of Education’s homepage. The statistics help parents and students objectively evaluate campus safety, but problems with the reporting system do exist. The federal Clery Act, passed in 1986 after the murder of a Lehigh University student, requires colleges […]

Students cruise on the Potomac

Students and faculty enjoyed mild autumn weather Saturday as they toured the Potomac River on a cruise sponsored by GW’s Student Academic and Support Services. GW sponsors the Odyssey Cruise to build connections between students and faculty members in a social atmosphere, said Bridget Cooper, assistant to the vice president for SASS. Last year we […]

Colonials to battle Dayton in A-10 Championships

The GW men’s soccer will make its first postseason appearance in eight years Friday night against top-ranked Dayton in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Championships at Rhode Island. If the No. 4-seeded Colonials win, they would advance to the championship round to play either No. 2 Massachusetts or No. 3 Rhode Island. The […]

MSA teaches ancient art

Members of the Muslim Student Association shared the ancient art of glass painting with other students last week. Anisah Bagasra, a member of the MSA, said she began painting four years ago. Glass painting is a very religiously oriented activity, Bagasra said. The topics of the painting are nearly always related to the Muslim religion. […]

Crew disappoints at Princeton

The GW crew team’s fall season is a time of hard work and preparation for the sprint racing in the spring. Last weekend the men’s and women’s teams entered their top boats in the Princeton Chase on Lake Carnegie in Princeton, N.J. The men’s team faced tough competition in the Men’s Heavyweight Eight Event in […]

Healthcare is a right

I find the conclusion of the Hatchet editorial on RU-486/abortion pill (Choosing choice, Oct. 10) very unsettling. As the editorial states, sometimes contraception fails; in those instances responsible adults … deserve the option of a non-invasive, medical abortion such as RU-486.Is an implication of that, irresponsible adults don’t deserve that option? If so, and if […]

Golf finishes last

The GW golf team ended its fall season with a disappointing last-place finish Tuesday at the Seascape Invitational Tournament in Kitty Hawk, N.C. A solid finish in this tournament would have given the Colonials a shot at a national competition. The Colonials competed against some of the best teams in the nation, including No. 6 […]