February 15, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 44

Stories from the February 15, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Letter to the Editor: Finally, a class act

As an avid, but frustrated GW basketball fan and alumna, I am writing to commend Bernard Barrow for his behavior at last Sunday’s men’s basketball game against Duquesne. While four of his teammates scuffled with members of the other team, he simply sat at half court and watched. Perhaps if Barrow’s teammates followed his example, […]

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 […]

Letter to the Editor: Community success

I am writing in response to “Popular programs disappoint” (Feb. 12, p. 6). Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However, before one makes generalizations about an entire organization, one should research the subject more deeply. The communities mentioned are in the Hall on Virginia Avenue and the Dakota. Not once did the article mention […]

Letter to the Editor: The real Reagan

When Ronald Reagan entered office in 1981, he was two weeks shy of his 70th birthday. When he left in 1989, he was almost 79. People have called him a hero because he allowed some Americans to indulge again in the post-World War II American dream of a house in the suburbs with all the […]

Letter to the Editor: Mace mistake

I enjoyed reading The Hatchet’s story about the Order of the Hippo, a group I am proud to remain a member of though I am no longer employed by the University. However, lest the University marshal bring her mace down upon my head, I best clarify that the Order of the Hippo has its own, […]

Letter to the Editor: Tacklng taboos

Hatchet readers never fail to surprise. In a recent letter to the editor (“Off-color advice,” Feb. 5), GW graduate student Rania Awwad took the newspaper to task for printing “vulgar sex advice” in its new advice column. The advice in question (“Burying the Hatchet,” Jan. 25) concerned women’s orgasms and specifically, how to achieve them. […]

MVC program lacks applicants

A lack of interest in the new GW World Community study abroad program, which requires students to live at the Mount Vernon Campus, has forced the University to extend the application deadline a month past the original Feb. 12 date, MVC Executive Dean Grae Baxter said. GW officials created the program last month after they […]

Staff Editorial: Felonious phone calls

An inestimable number of students have employed fraudulent means to place what could amount to hundreds of thousands – perhaps even millions – of dollars worth of telephone calls mostly from residence hall rooms. Through their actions, these students have violated federal laws and should be held accountable. The University, though, must accept responsibility for […]

GW postpones Garofalo performance

Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo’s performance at GW, originally scheduled for Feb. 25, has been postponed indefinitely. The stand-up act in the Smith Center cannot be rescheduled immediately because of conflicts with GW basketball games, said Peter Konwerski, executive director of the Marvin Center and student activities. Final editing of Garofalo’s upcoming film Big Trouble […]