February 8, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 42

Stories from the February 8, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Order of the Hippo’s not-so-secret secrets unveiled

Secret societies exist on many prestigious college campuses. While most enlist a secret membership and do things in the name of their organizations to improve their communities, GW’s secret society, the Order of the Hippo, is anything but typical. Established in 1997 by University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and a group of students, the Order […]

GW looks to match up with Temple zone

In the wake of Saturday’s heartbreaking 71-63 overtime loss to rival Xavier, the GW men’s basketball team will travel to face another Atlantic 10 power Thursday night when the Colonials take on Temple at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. At stake for the 9-12 Colonials is the fleeting chance to turn around a disappointing season. […]

GW celebrates black history

GW students will celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans this February during Black History Month. Activities planned by the Black Student Union and others will look back at the civil rights movement and educate how historical events shaped today’s multicultural society. This year’s theme “Looking Back, Moving Forward,” centers on how past events influenced today’s […]

Gunman subdued at White House

Secret Service agents shot and subdued a 47-year-old Indiana man wielding a gun outside the White House Wednesday morning. The alleged gunman, Robert Pickett, a former Internal Revenue Service employee from Evansville, Ind., was taken to GW Hospital, arriving at 11:57 a.m. Hospital officials said the man was in stable condition during a press conference […]

GW proposes tuition increase

GW announced Wednesday a 4.4 percent tuition increase for next year – the lowest hike in 13 years. Announcing the 2001-02 budget to student leaders at a meeting Wednesday night, GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said alumni fundraising and increased gifts helped cut .1 percent from last year’s tuition increase of 4.5 percent. “We have […]

ISA helps earthquake victims

Members of GW’s Indian community began a campaign to raise money for relatives and other victims in India following the worst earthquake in the country’s history Jan. 26. “We’ve raised a few hundred dollars … although we were rushed in our efforts,” Indian Student Association President Rishi Desai said. Desai said the organization hopes to […]

Armed man robs student

A male student reported that he was robbed at gunpoint early Sunday morning outside the Savoy apartment building on the corner of 22nd and L streets, said Dolores Stafford, director of University Police Department. The student was alone at 2:50 a.m. when a man approached him, showed a gun and told the student to hand […]

Miriam’s Dialogue will begin Tuesday

GW students and professors will bring their classroom to Miriam’s Kitchen next Tuesday morning. With the help of two graduate English professors and GW volunteers, members of a new seminar named Miriam’s Dialogue will embark on a tour of international literature at the local soup kitchen. “As the title suggests it is to be an […]

Dimock Gallery moves to MPA

The Dimock Gallery will open on the second floor of the newly constructed Media and Public Affairs building. The opening should coincide with the grand opening of the MPA building on March 7, said Lenore Mille, director of the Dimock Gallery. The University’s permanent art collection is currently located in the lower lobby of Lisner […]

Trachtenberg endorsed marijuana law repeal

Students advocating marijuana legalization used an article written by GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg in the 1970s as testimony to their cause in a meeting Wednesday night. The GW group Students for a Sensible Drug Policy passed out an article Trachtenberg wrote in 1972 advocating the repeal of federal marijuana laws. The article, published in […]