February 5, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 41

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

Student wins big on Price is Right

“David Kersh, come on down! You’re the first contestant on `The Price is Right!’” These words surprised the GW junior when he went to a taping of the celebrated CBS game show while visiting California during winter break and won a trip to Montreal. Kersh attended the show with his brother, who had been to […]

Thousands of protestors converge on inauguration

Thousands of protestors braved the cold and rain in Washington, D.C. Saturday to protest the inauguration of President George W. Bush. Groups gathered throughout the city, demonstrating at the Supreme Court building, the Capitol and along the inaugural parade route. About a dozen groups obtained permits to protest over the weekend, including the Christian Defense […]

Career Week offers job opportunities

The GW Career Center will help students learn more about many professions and how to land dream jobs during Career Week, which starts Monday. The program will feature interview workshops, job-search strategy meetings and one-on-one consulting sessions. “Career Week is designed to be helpful for everyone,” said Jennifer Seile, job development coordinator at the Career […]

Bush promises to “build single nation” at swearing-in

Calling on a fresh spirit of national civility, George W. Bush took the oath of office as America’s 43rd president Saturday, a day marked by the triumphs and ironies of American democracy and the reminder of a volatile election. “Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation’s promise through civility, courage, compassion […]

Rainer Maria Rocks out Black Cat Club

Singer/bassist Caithlin De Marrais of the band Rainer-Maria had more than just cold feet Friday night. “This is like, the first night of a really long tour. We thought we’d go south because its warmer, but we got here and it’s freezing,” De Marrais said. Friday’s chilling winds did not keep Rainer-Maria’s fans away from […]

Group proposes SA Senate overhaul

Change for Students, a new campus group, proposed a new Student Association constitution last week that would replace the current unicameral senate and create separate graduate and undergraduate student councils. The group, headed by Dan Loren, chairman of the International Affairs Society and a former SA senator, and SA Sen. Mike Pellegrino (U-ESIA), drafted a […]

Congressional report shows increase in campus crime

Serious crimes on the nation’s 6,300 college campuses are on the rise, according to a recent Department of Education report. Hate crimes, robberies and sexual offenses are among the 250,000 reported crimes highlighted in “The Incidence of Crime on the Campuses of U.S. Postsecondary Education Institutions.” The Department of Education under former Secretary of Education […]

DCD: Black, white and furry

January 26, 2001 The National Zoo 3 p.m. Everyone talks about the giant pandas at the National Zoo. Even my six-year-old nephew can spew out a five-minute oration worth of information on the zoo’s most recent additions Tian Tian and Mei Xiang. And it only took him two of those minutes to teach me how […]

GW bids on two houses

GW has made offers on two other fraternity houses along G Street. But discussions with Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Chi have failed, according to University and Sigma Chi officials. No offers have been made for the Delta Tau Delta house, fraternity officials said. Michael Peller, managing director of Property Management and Real Estate at […]

Bush education proposal stresses accountability

President George W. Bush submitted his education proposal to Congress last Tuesday, stressing accountability and voucher-based programs for schools. “Both parties have been talking about education reform for quite a while,” Bush said in a Rose Garden ceremony. “It’s time to come together to get it done, so that we can truthfully say in America […]