February 12, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 43

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

Water Polo drops opener

The GW women’s water polo team dropped a tight match to Bucknell University 8-7 Saturday evening at the Smith Center in the Colonials’ season opener. The women dominated Bucknell in the first half, breaking out to a 5-1 lead. The Colonials scored one more and entered the second half with a 6-2 lead. But Bucknell […]

Bush inaugurates office for faith-based initiatives

By Sarah Lechner U-WIRE Washington Bureau February 12, 2001 President George W. Bush signed an executive order Jan. 29, creating the first religiously affiliated office in the White House. The plan is intended to help faith-based and local charity organizations provide federal funding to communities in need. While his plan will also give more federal […]


You want to buy your loved one a Valentine’s Day present but you have no idea what to get. So you figure you will take advantage of the opportunities modern technology has to offer, double-click on Netscape and search Yahoo for “Valentine’s Day Presents.” What you find is somewhat surprising. After scrolling down past the […]

Upcoming Games

Monday – no games scheduled Tuesday – no games scheduled Wednesday – Men’s basketball at Rhode Island 7 p.m.

Letter to the Editor: Bench Penders

After another disappointing display of three-point mania by GW against Temple University, I believe that someone needs to start to apply pressure to or questioning the coaching staff. Tom Penders, upon his arrival to GW, was a high profile coach with a winning background. How is this possible? I have yet to see a consistent […]


So you’re on a dinner date in Georgetown and the infamous flower guy approaches you with a stash of wilted, day-past-ripe roses. He looks at you, then at your date, and he smirks back at you. It seems to me you have three choices: A) Take the fall, and cough up the money – and […]

Tenants fight GW takeover

Columbia Plaza residents are seeking to enlist the help of attorneys to demand more details about a mostly shrouded agreement between building management and GW, saying the University’s recent inclusion of the complex in its housing lottery is the first sign of a complete takeover. Members of the Columbia Plaza Tenants’ Association said they will […]

Letter to the Editor: Rush still here

I am not a dork. I want that to be known. Yes, I own one Rush CD, but I am not a dork. However, I think of Rush as dork music. It is! I cannot imagine any better soundtrack for a Dungeons and Dragons game than Rush 2012 or perhaps Moving Pictures. However, the comments […]

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 […]