January 22, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 37

Stories from the January 22, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

George’s Nutz rouse Colonial spirit

When sophomore Arezoo Riahi held sign-ups for a spirit club at GW in October, she never expected the overwhelming response that has met George’s Nutz – a new campus group that has formed over a love of Colonial basketball games. Navy blue shirts labeled “George’s Nutz” now pepper the crowd at GW men’s home games, […]

Staff Editorial: George W. vists GW

President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney came to GW Friday to honor America’s veterans in an inaugural event at the Smith Center. University administrators should be commended for bringing such a high-profile event to GW and introducing the newest neighbors to campus. But with many seats at the event remaining empty, University […]

GW matches D.C. glamour with ball

More than 3,000 GW students, staff members and guests celebrated the inauguration of President George W. Bush with glitz and glamour Saturday night at GW’s third inaugural ball, held for the first time off campus at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The ball has been held in the Marvin Center in the past, but this year’s […]


(U-WIRE) RALEIGH, N.C. – Citing information from the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the Associated Press reports the majority of the $40 million raised to pay for the ceremonies came from $100,000 donations provided by companies with vested interests in manipulating future government decisions. Among the contributors cited: o American Airlines, which is awaiting federal approval to […]

Protests shadow events

Thousands of protesters lined Pennsylvania Avenue Saturday throwing tomatoes, tennis balls, water bottles and umbrellas at the passing presidential motorcade to show their disapproval of the inauguration of President George W. Bush. Demonstrators from across the country joined marches and rallies around the city to voice support for a wide array of causes, including abortion, […]

Column: Florida chads bear shrub

When asked about the father, Chad said it was a confusing procedure, and there were too many partners to be completely objective about it. Friends of Chad, also named Chad, were left swinging or hanging as to whether the newborn might be called George W. Bush or just simply Al Gore. Thankfully, the courts took […]

Hypnotist awes crowd

A body-building competition, Tarzan impersonation and the New York City Ballet performed by students who never imagined they had such talent drew big laughs at hypnotist Tom DeLuca’s Welcome Week performance Thursday night. DeLuca welcomed the Lisner Auditorium audience by asking, “Are you ready for some mental gymnastics?” He made students believe they were fishing, […]

Finding Forrester falls short of potential

Two unlikely heroes, in the shadow of Yankee Stadium, discover themselves through each other. This is the central theme of Finding Forrester (Columbia Pictures), the uplifting story of a reclusive author and a young basketball star with a hidden talent for writing. Finding Forrester has a remarkable tale to tell but at times lacks the […]

Clinton bids farewell

SUITLAND, Md. – Former president Bill Clinton bid farewell to the military, his staff and the public at Andrews Air Force Base in Suitland, Md., and reflected on the transience of power in America before a final ride on the Special Air Mission 2800 to the Clintons’ home in New York Saturday. “The whole nature […]

Scofield gives new look to jazz

For the past thirty-two years, John Scofield has played jazz, releasing at least one album nearly every year. Over that time, he has experimented with a variety of jazz styles, from the acid-jazz of the early seventies to the funk sound of the Miles Davis Band in the late eighties. In recent years he has […]