November 20, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 30

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

Mail delays GW ballots

Students said they were unable to cast their vote for the 2000 election because they received their absentee ballots as much as two weeks late. Junior Christie Kure said she received her Missouri absentee ballot 18 days after the Oct. 16 postmark, which made her unable to vote and return the ballot by the state’s […]

GW gambling guru

Nov. 16, 2000The Hippodrome7 p.m. This is the last hand, I repeated over the blackjack table as I anxiously waited for the dealer to lay the cards down. Push, the dealer said. No true gambler can ever leave the table on a push, so I kept the chips on the table and put myself in […]

Virginia Campus houses Flight 800

The wreckage of Trans World Airlines Flight 800 will be the centerpiece of the National Transportation Safety Board’s new investigation training academy that is schedule to open at GW’s Virginia Campus in 2003. The academy is part of a joint effort of the safety board and the University, located in Ashburn, Va. GW will build […]

Cooking the easy way

It’s Thanksgiving time again. One of the only holidays that revolves around food. Many have suffered, salivated and survived while preparing and eating the traditional succulent spread. But even a college student can make a full Thanksgiving dinner on a low budget with only one appliance – a microwave. Yes, just a microwave. I’m not […]

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 […]