February 12, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 43

Stories from the February 12, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Smith Center hosts celebrity basketball game

Rap artists and Black Entertainment Television personalities collided Saturday in the Smith Center as crowds from all over D.C. descended on campus to watch the Reebok Hoop Magic Celebrity basketball game. The biggest draw for the event was 13-year old rapper Lil’ Bow Wow’s halftime performance of his chart-topping “Bow Wow (That’s My Name).” BET […]

Letter to the Editor: Beneficial secrets

By starting a Hippo “secret” society, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg has brought something to the University that can never be considered bad: a reminder to all graduates about their days here. I, being a very recent immigrant to this urban jungle, belonged to untold dozens of sanctioned and unsanctioned groups and societies at the […]

Ashcroft and Norton assume Cabinet roles

By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau February 12, 2001 Hotly debated Cabinet members John Ashcroft and Gail Norton are settling into to their new positions this week, less than two weeks after their Senate confirmations. The Senate cleared the way for Ashcroft as attorney general on Jan. 31 and for Norton as secretary of the […]

Bowl-a-thon raises money for charity

Members of the pop-rock band Good Charlotte bowled a few frames before playing an hour-long acoustic set at the end of Sigma Phi Epsilon’s 24-hour bowl-a-thon Thursday and Friday. The event, held in the Hippodrome, raised money for the Frank Foundation, which provides aid to children in extreme cases of need. Organizers originally planned the […]

Residents lose out when CFs resign

The number of community facilitator resignations this academic year has been alarming. This poses a problem for GW students because the lack of a full staff of CFs makes the living and learning environment that is essential to their academic success difficult to develop or maintain. While the reasons for CF resignations are sure to […]

Baseball returns to full swing

The GW baseball team is anxious to finally play ball this weekend. In its first series of the season, the Colonials take on host University of North Carolina-Wilmington in a doubleheader Saturday and finish up the three-game season opener with an afternoon match Sunday. The Colonial will have their work cut out for them against […]

Professor brings court into the classroom

GW law professor John Banzhaf and his students have helped battle sexism, discrimination, the tobacco industry and D.C.’s rat problem through Banzhaf’s Legal Activism class, known as “Sue the Bastards” to the students. The course aims to help students apply skills they learned in class to act on causes they feel strongly about. One group […]

Federal court lands Napster blow

By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau February 13, 2001 A federal appeals court Monday handed a blow to Napster, the free online song swapping service in use on countless college campuses across the country. In its decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said Napster violated the law by facilitating its […]

Soul Revue revives ’80s pop music

The GW chapter of the NAACP transported its audience back to the 1980s by showcasing black artists of the decade with lip-sync and dance performances at the second-annual Soul Revue Friday night. The Revue transformed J Street into cabaret-style setting, as audience members sat around tables watching student performers and dined at intermission. The evening […]

Chris Rock sets his sights on the movie industry

Chris Rock hits hard and takes no prisoners. Unencumbered and unrelenting, Rock’s outrageously forthright brand of comedy levels potshots at white America, black America, the rich, the poor and, in the end, leaves everyone a bit insulted and genuinely amused. Now, after success in stand-up and on TV, Rock sets his sights on ruling the […]