November 6, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 26

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

GW still making empty promises

I often get my fix of campus news reading The Hatchet online. I have been shocked in the last two weeks to see articles on Commencement that could have been written three years ago. I am amazed the administration has failed both to stop promoting the Ellipse as the site of Commencement ceremonies and to […]

Election plays limited role in admissions

As Al Gore and George W. Bush battle to see who will occupy the White House a few blocks from campus, GW’s already politicized campus is abuzz with political chatter. GW is the only college campus located in the epicenter of the government, yet the excitement of experiencing a presidential election in our nation’s capital […]


A statement in Senate explains inactivity, (Oct. 30, p.11) is incorrectly attributed to Josh Friedman. Josh Rothstein, Academic Affairs Committee chair for the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences provided the information.

All the world’s a stage, and a library too

The Folger Shakespeare Library is more than just a library. It is a museum devoted to Shakespeare’s legacy, a lively center for the literary and performing arts and a center for the revitalization of the humanities. The theatre inside the building offers a variety of plays and music ensembles that emanate the times and lives […]

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. […]