November 6, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 26

Stories from the November 6, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Be `Biggie Joel’ on campus

Let’s talk about our much-renowned president, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. I understand it is pretty popular to call him Notorious SJT and Biggie Joel. Lots of students like to bash him, but I am not here to do that. When President Trachtenberg came to GW in the late ’80’s, this school was nowhere near the level […]

Election 2000: Presidential candidate profiles

Al GoreDemocratic Party Vice President Al Gore served in Congress for 24 years before entering the White House with President Bill Clinton in 1992. He is in favor of setting aside the entire projected Social Security surplus to ensure the program stays solvent and said he will eliminate the national debt be 2012. Gore proposes […]

Hospital hijinx

Oct. 23, 20005:45 p.m.Munson 308 Nooooooo. I thought as I watched the Cutco blade miss the block of cheese and swoop toward my roommate’s finger. Too late, the damage was done. His finger was sliced through to the bone. The two of us contemplated where to go, GW Student Health or the emergency room. Even […]

Election 2000: Students aid campaigns

GW students have moved from Capitol Hill cubicles to the field to work on local and national campaigns during the 2000 campaign season, doing everything from office work to coordinating events for various political campaigns. This has been a really great experience for me, said freshman Katharine Bloeser, who works on Ralph Nader’s presidential campaign. […]

Bill Maher brings show to GW

Bill Maher’s irreverent political comedy and sharp wit entertained a sold-out crowd at Lisner Auditorium Saturday night when he brought an uncensored, 90-minute version of his Politically Incorrect show to GW. GW’s Program Board sponsored the event, the last stop of Maher’s 10-college tour that featured on-stage discussions similar to those on the show. Politically […]

Water polo places fifth at Southern Championships

The GW men’s water polo team split four matches and finished fifth out of 10 teams at the Southern Championships at the United States Naval Acedemy at Annapolis, Md. this weekend. The fifth place finish disqualifies GW from the Eastern Championships held in two weeks because only the top four teams from the Southern Championships […]

Election 2000: Third party may swing election

While no third-party candidate has ever won a presidential election, outsiders sometimes play an important role influencing which party steps into the White House. This third-party scenario may significantly affect the outcome of this year’s election. The campaign of Green Party candidate Ralph Nader, some worry, could take away vital votes from Democratic candidate Al […]

Oliver North calls for activism

Conservative syndicated radio and television host Oliver North spoke to GW students Thursday night in Funger Hall about the upcoming presidential election. My message is clear – vote, said North, a former lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps and Republican who lost a senate bid in Virginia in 1994. The GW College Republicans’ event attracted […]

BBall Preview: For GW women, it’s the big idea

Last year the GW women’s basketball team was small but quick. Senior guards Elisa Aguilar and Marlo Egleston led the team through the Atlantic 10 Conference and into the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The team was a perfect 15-0 at home. The Colonials overcame a 3-of-23 first-half shooting drought to beat nationally ranked […]

Staff Editorial: Sign of the times

The Columbian School of Arts and Sciences requires students take six credit hours of a foreign language or courses examining a foreign culture. But the CSAS general curriculum requirement, the basis of GW’s liberal arts education, does not allow American Sign Language to count as the foreign language component. This policy ignores millions of deaf […]