November 30, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 31

Stories from the November 30, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Muslims fast, pray during Ramadan

As you’re waking up at four o’clock in the morning to drink some water and eat a light breakfast, you begin cramming for that chemistry final exam later that morning. You then go without the pleasures of food or drink until dusk, and soon finals week has become an ultimate test of will, as much […]

RHA votes for sophomore priority in housing lottery

The Residence Hall Association passed a housing lottery proposal Monday to give rising sophomores first pick for rooms in selected resident halls. If the Community Living and Learning Center approves the plan, it will become the policy for the 2001-2002 housing lottery. Under the plan, rising sophomores would choose from rooms in Aston, Crawford, Francis […]

Quote of the Week

Old Dominion basketball head coach Jeff Capel talked about GW forward Chris Monroe after the Colonials’ 91-89 win Nov. 20 at the Smith Center: He is one of the most competitive players that I have ever coached against or seen in college basketball. If he was two inches taller, he’d be a walking dollar sign.

Staff editorial: Unequal employment

Men disproportionately hold senior administration positions and tenured professorships at GW. For a university that prides itself on its forward thinking, even employing a slogan that purports Something Happens Here, this disparity is a disgrace. Only 31 percent of GW’s faculty members are women. The national average is 36 percent and includes figures from institutions […]

South Florida ends GW 4-game win streak

The red-hot GW men’s basketball team cooled off considerably in South Florida Tuesday night as the Colonials dropped their first game of the season and first road contest to the University of South Florida. GW (4-1) entered the South Florida contest after winning the Red Auerbach Colonial Classic, in which tournament MVP Chris Monroe led […]

Staff editorial: Fugitive foiled

A fugitive wanted by the FBI was apprehended by University Police officers Nov. 21 in front of Tower Records. UPD showed its value as a police agency by capturing one of the nation’s most dangerous criminals. UPD detained a man calling himself Antonio Freeman, who UPD Director Dolores Stafford said was wanted by the FBI […]

Local church serves community, world

Among the myriad cultural, educational and religious institutions that make Foggy Bottom such a delightful place to live, there stands, at 2401 Virginia Ave., the Western Presbyterian Church which has served the spiritual needs of the residents for almost two centuries. Western is an ecumenical, all-inclusive community of faith where all people – irrespective of […]

Forum: Not all votes counted

Throughout the past two weeks, the American public witnessed hours of endless news coverage of the election in Florida. Everyone from journalists to congressmen, even random people on the street, chimed in with thoughts on the current predicament. Multiple lawsuits are still pending in court. The issues surrounding Florida’s election are complicated and multifaceted. However, […]