February 5, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 41

Stories from the February 5, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff Editorial: In a haze

Last semester marked a dark period for GW’s Greek-letter community as two of its member organizations were found in violation of the University’s hazing policy. Student Judicial Services handed down suspensions of two and three years to Alpha Epsilon Pi, a traditionally Jewish fraternity, and Alpha Kappa Alpha, a historically black sorority, respectively. The fact […]

University buys Sigma Nu house

GW bought the Sigma Nu fraternity house Friday in what appears to be the University’s first step in acquiring a row of townhouses on G Street for academic use. Sigma Nu President Mike McElwaine said GW’s offer for the 2028 G St. house was too to big to refuse, considering the house’s poor physical condition […]

Faith in service

I found Lauren Kornutick’s comments in her Feb. 1 Forum article, “Keep taxes out of church,” to be incendiary and offensive. To suggest that President George W. Bush is “promoting tyranny” with his faith-based initiatives program is completely illogical and a gross misinterpretation of the program’s objectives. The reality is that the president acknowledges that […]

GW stumbles at finish line, falls to Xavier

Things just haven’t gone the right way for the GW men’s basketball team this season. And the Colonials’ eight-point overtime loss Saturday night to Xavier was no exception. With less than seven seconds remaining in what became yet another Atlantic 10 classic between GW and Xavier, SirValiant Brown dribbled down the court, stepped just inside […]

Survivor recounts Chinese torture

Aman Turkel wept as he spoke to GW students and others Thursday evening about his torture and heinous treatment at the hands of the Chinese government. Turkel spoke through an interpreter in Lisner Hall, recounting his experiences with brutality in a Chinese prison and what he described as Chinese “persecution” of his native people, the […]

Kvancz denies Knight Rumors

GW Athletic Director Jack Kvancz denied rumors that former Indiana University basketball coach Bob Knight was seen in the GW area two weeks ago. “Bob Knight has not been around,” Kvancz said Friday afternoon. “Nobody that I know has seen him.” Kvancz said his only guess was that “maybe Knight is a Republican,” and that […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Motion picture price gauge

I figured I would go the cheap way out at least one night this past weekend. The cover charge for entrance to the local clubs was taking its toll on my wallet. Not to mention the additional dough I had to shell out to quench my thirst.with a non-alcoholic beverage, that is. My friends and […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Student joins FBA committee

In response to his fraternity’s trash problem, GW sophomore Nathan Matlin united with the Foggy Bottom Association’s new cleanup intiative, the Community Improvement Committee. The five-member committee was founded last fall to “enhance and improve the overall environment of the Foggy Bottom area, making it a visually attractive and safe community,” said Rita Champagne, chair […]

Gymnastics finishes last at UK

The GW gymnastics team finished in last place Friday at a three-team competition hosted by the University of Kentucky. The University of Georgia reigned at the Memorial Coliseum winning every event and the meet with a score of 195.500. Kentucky earned second place with a score of 193.675 and GW followed at 190.800. Junior standout […]