November 6, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 26

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

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 […]

Students debate language credit

GW students said they are pushing GW to follow the lead of most other D.C. universities and accept American Sign Language as a foreign language. Columbian School of Arts and Sciences students said ASL courses should count toward the school’s foreign language and culture requirements. I’m taking ASL because I believe it’s a good life […]

BBall Preview: SirValiant shoots well into the night

It’s 4:30 Thursday afternoon. Official basketball practice ended some time ago. The players are hitting the showers, the managers are collecting equipment and head coach Tom Penders is on his way to a meeting. But the court is not empty. The sound of a solitary ball bouncing still lingers, interrupted by frequent swishes of the […]

Colonials lose in shootout

The GW men’s soccer team played through a scoreless regulation and an unimaginable four overtimes until, finally, in the first round of a five-shot sudden-death shoot-out, the Dayton Flyers scored one goal GW could not match. The goal defeated the No. 4-seeded Colonials in a semi-final match of the Atlantic 10 Championships in Kingston, R.I. […]

Students assess Napster deal

Students said they will start looking for alternative sources of free online music after Napster announced Tuesday it would begin charging for use of its service. The online company will charge users a monthly fee for downloading MP3 music files from its site as part of its strategic alliance with Bertelsmann AG, which owns BMG […]