November 20, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 30

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

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 […]

The glitz of the Ritz

Most campus resident halls have cable TV and high-speed Ethernet access. Some even have built-in washers and dryers and weekly maid service. GW ranked high among competition in a Nov. 11 Wall Street Journal article, Luxury Learning, which analyzed resident halls at 15 universities around the nation. Some students are awed by the perks offered […]

Eastwood rages at columnist

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Clint Eastwood. He has had a pretty active last couple of years with remarrying, buying a piece of the Pebble Beach Company and building his own golf course – stuff I like to get done on the weekend. I really wanted to inquire about […]

Staff editorial: Fried faux pas

Metro police arrested 12-year-old Ansche Hedgepeth for eating French fries in the Tenleytown Metro station last month. Officers handcuffed the child and searched her bag for drugs and alcohol. Although Metro Transit Police has the right intentions – to keep the transit system clean by enforcing the law – its treatment of Hedgepeth illustrates that […]

Election depends on honesty

At about 10 p.m. on election night, when Florida was taken out of the Gore fold and returned to the netherworld of the too close to call states, my heart sank. Being Irish-Catholic and a Democrat, a cocktail which often generates a potent sense of pessimism, I knew it was over. Still, I suffered in […]

Staff editorial: Moot mail

In a presidential election with only several hundred votes separating the winner and the loser, every vote counts. But several GW students were disenfranchised this election season – not by their states or by failing to comply with complicated absentee requirements, but by absurdly slow mail delivery to campus residence halls. Students in residence halls […]

Crew posts best finish ever

Crew posts best finishes ever at Princeton The men’s and women’s novice crew teams closed out their fall racing season with strong performances last weekend at the Belly of the Carnegie in Princeton, N.J. In the women’s open eight event, GW `A’ finished fifth with a time of 16:33.30 while the GW `B’ squad came […]