January 16, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 35

Stories from the January 16, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Students travel to Israel

More than 60 GW students joined Hillel’s free 10-day Birthright Israel trip during winter break despite outbursts of violence that have continued throughout the West Bank and the Gaza Strip since late September. The students joined groups from other universities to explore historic sites and learn about their Jewish heritage. Students on the trip did […]

Graduate student dies of cancer

GW graduate student Christa Thornhill died of lymphoma in her Alexandria, Va. home Dec. 30. Thornhill, who was pursuing a Ph.D. in organizational psychology, was diagnosed in December 1999 with Hodgkin’s disease, a strain of lymphatic cancer. Family members said Thornhill, 22, had a bright outlook on life, despite the uncertain fate of Hodgkin’s disease. […]

Staff Editorial: Abominable behavior

GW’s men’s basketball program finally made national headlines this season, but not for any on-court performance. Instead, an altercation after the Colonials lost to the University of Tennessee in a Hawaii tournament was featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter and ran on the national newswire of the Associated Press. Through its off-court actions, the men’s basketball team […]

Staff Editorial: SMPA almost finished

The new building that houses the School of Media and Public Affairs is not ready for the start of classes despite administrators’ previous assurances that the Jan. 16 deadline would be met. While students will wait two weeks to take advantage of the high-tech facility, they should not have to be shuffled to temporary quarters, […]

Senate should deny Ashcroft position

The Senate Judiciary Committee begins hearings Tuesday on the nomination of former Missouri Sen. John Ashcroft, the man President-elect George W. Bush has chosen to serve as Attorney General. Senators should scrutinize Ashcroft and his record on such important issues as civil rights, including protections for gays and women, abortion and gun control. Ashcroft is […]

Reform Jews reject BSA

(U-WIRE) EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Jewish Reform movement should be commended for calling its members to break ties with the Boy Scouts. In a letter to Reform congregations earlier this month, the Joint Commission on Social Action said the Boy Scouts of America’s stance on gays is “incompatible with our consistent belief that every […]

Letter to the Editor: Call to arms

Hello everybody. This is what I call a confessional letter. I used to have a real fire in me. I wanted a revolution, I really did. I saw how our institutions were stacked, filled by power hungry overachievers or family members from the day I set foot in public school. I wanted to end that. […]

Driving a subculture

It is 3 a.m. Thousands of people are dancing up a storm in an abandoned warehouse packed as tightly as the Thurston Hall elevators on move-in day. Pulsing beats and chasing lights create a sense of euphoria. The people grooving and sweating next to each other are convinced they are connected on a level the […]

Letter to the Editor: Telecom correction

I read “Phone outages annoy students” (Dec. 11, p. 3) and have found one serious misquote regarding what I said to The Hatchet. In the tenth paragraph I am quoted as having said that the problem persisted for one and one-half weeks and that all systems had returned to normal status Dec. 8. In fact […]