February 5, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 41

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

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 […]

Spotlight: GW seniors bring hope to South African community

To many students, studying abroad is simply a way of becoming exposed to new cultures, ideas and lifestyles. But to seniors Jed Berger and Dana Rosenstein it was a great deal more than that. It was an opportunity to make a difference in the lives and communities of people less fortunate than them. Berger and […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Student finishes time at GW in style

The day GW graduate student Tanaia Parker turned in her final assignment was a day she and the crowd in front of the Smith Center will not soon forget. Parker, dressed in a long, red dress with a crown on her head, was getting ready for more than just a day of work at Winstar […]

Feminist activists mobilize in D.C. to oppose Ashcroft nomination

Young feminists gathered in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to oppose the confirmation of nominee John Ashcroft for attorney general. Women of all ages came from around the country to Capitol Hill for Young Feminist Lobby Day, designed to protest President George W. Bush’s controversial nominee. “His ideology will effect his ability to enforce our laws,” […]

Enter the retro time warp

It hurts. I mean it hurts so bad to be this cool. Painfully hip. I have my finger on the pulse of coolness. It is easy for me to recognize what is cool these days: retro. The retro style has been slowly filtering into American culture since the mid-’90s. It lies at the foundation of […]