February 5, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 41

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

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 […]

Inaugural weekend kicks off with celebration at Lincoln Memorial

President-elect George W. Bush kicked off inauguration weekend with the help of Latin pop star Ricky Martin at the Lincoln Memorial Thursday. The 54th Presidential Inaugural Opening Celebration began the weekend’s theme, “Celebrating America’s Spirit Together,” as the first official event of the four-day festivities. The theme is intended to join all Americans together in […]

Rugby Anyone?

GW Rugby is a Division II team. In the Fall, GW placed first in the Potomac Rugby Union and finished third in the Mid Atlantic Rugby Football Union (MARFU). The team defeated St. Mary’s College, the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and rival American. The team will hold a new members meeting in the Smith Center […]

Bush, Cheney honor veterans

President-elect George W. Bush and incoming Vice President-elect Dick Cheney joined a host of dignitaries in honoring U.S. veterans at the George Washington University Friday. The event, one of the first in the inauguration celebration, was held in the Smith Center. “It is a special privilege to have veterans convening here today,” said GW President […]