November 20, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 30

Stories from the November 20, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Students walk for homeless

About 300 GW students took to the streets of D.C. to participate in the Fannie Mae Foundation’s 13th Annual Help the Homeless 5K Walkathon Saturday morning. Event organizers said the walk had a record attendance of 40,000, and raised $5.5 million for 204 homeless service providers in the area. Not only did we make a […]

New re-releases showcase the talent of cult icon Nick Drake

The story of British folk singer Nick Drake is an odd and tragic tale in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. Drake released three albums that critics loved, but not many others even noticed. Depressed over the state of his floundering career, Drake ended up killing himself, ironically, by overdosing on antidepressants. But word-of-mouth has […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: RHA hosts forum on lottery proposal

Residence Hall Association members and students voiced concerns over a housing lottery proposal to give rising sophomores priority in the housing lottery at a town hall meeting Monday night. The meeting, which was open to the public, drew about five students. Under the proposal, rising sophomores would choose from rooms in certain residence halls on […]

GW joins VP protest

Members of the GW College Republicans and GW College Democrats rallied from opposite sides of the street outside Vice President Al Gore’s home at the Naval Observatory Saturday to voice their opinions about Florida vote recounts. Groups of GW students – joined by allies from Georgetown and Catholic universities – waved signs and urged cars […]

Class locates `green gazelles’

Students in the Strategic Management and Public Policy Department’s Introduction to Business course have been on the look out for illusive green gazelles for the past few weeks. Students in SMPP 51 search for small businesses that are environmentally friendly and profitable to draw a connection between environmental awareness and its practical applications in the […]

Princeton Review surveys GW

Princeton Review editors picked GW students’ brains at the Marvin Center Wednesday, conducting research about the University for its latest guidebook, The 331 Best Colleges. Three production editors from the company handed out surveys to students who volunteered to offer their opinions about GW. Students completed about 200 surveys, said Juliana Lambert, a Princeton Review […]

J Street offers free meal

Sophomore Alex Hergott’s Thanksgiving will be a little different this year. Instead of spending about $1,400 on roundtrip airfare, the Arizona native will be spend Thanksgiving break at GW. But instead of eating at a restaurant, Hergott and 200 other students will spend their holiday eating a customary Thanksgiving dinner in the Marvin Center. My […]

Students protest Kraft, Phillip Morris

Members of Students Transforming Irresponsible Corporations, a new campus activist group, urged students and passers-by in the Marvin Center ground floor to phone Kraft Foods Inc. about its affiliation with parent company Phillip Morris last Tuesday. STIC also called for a boycott of Kraft products, including macaroni and cheese, a college favorite, because the company […]

WEB ONLY: Student’s passion for music lives on in CD collection

University officials, friends and family gathered Friday afternoon to dedicate a new CD collection willed to the University by 1998 graduate Danny Reed, who died of complications from AIDS Nov. 20, 1998. Danny had a passion for music, said Dr. Laura Youens, deputy director of the Department of Music. He was a rare student. And […]

Violence may alter trip

Directors of Hillel’s Birthright Israel program, which gives students a chance to travel to Israel, said plans for January’s trip to Israel may be altered if the turbulence in the Middle East continues. The Birthright Israel program invites Jewish students to take a free 11-day trip to Israel based on the belief that visiting Israel […]