February 20, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 45

Stories from the February 20, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Op-Ed: Phone code use is no crime

In its handling of so-called telephone fraud by students (“UPD Investigates Telephone Fraud,” Feb. 15, p. 1), the University has behaved hypocritically. GW is a large bureaucratic organization with dozens of departments dealing with everything from accounting to healthcare to food preparation. Inevitably in such a large organization, mistakes are made and in some cases […]

Tied down in racial discrimination

Everyone has read text books, seen talk shows and heard stories about the subject of discrimination, but just how much does it affect our everyday lives and activities? This is precisely the question sophomore Asad Chaudhry set out to answer. An assignment in the honors sociology class Chaudhry took last semester, required students to teach […]

Column: GW’s PR conspiracies

GW has had a number of claims to fame recently: inaugural activities, a celebrity basketball game, hospitalizing Vice President Dick Cheney, and then a few weeks later the White House gunman, and the usual campus activities. Since GW serves as a central location and is the second-largest property owner in the District, its facilities frequently […]

DCD: Schmoozing with the Bergs

February 15, 2001 GW President Trachtenberg’s house 6 p.m. “President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and Francine Zorn Trachtenberg request the pleasure of your company.” Wow, a week ago Trachtenberg was just a guy I’d talked to a few times for some quotes, now he was inviting me, an assistant news editor, to his house for a […]

Column: The reality of the AIDS epidemic

Despite new treatments, a wide understanding of how it is spread and a collective sense that the worst is behind us, the AIDS crisis is by no means over. The horrors of AIDS could only be beginning. Nowhere is the AIDS crisis more acute than in the slums and refugee camps of sub-Saharan Africa, the […]

GW defense smoothes over a rough shooting performance

While neither team shot particularly well in the Colonials’ 58-41 win over conference rival Massachusetts Friday night at the Smith Center, it was GW’s strong defense that made the difference. The defense forced 25 turnovers for easy transition baskets and held UMass’ Kathy Coyner to just six points. Despite guards Kristeena Alexander and Corrin Reid […]

Staff Editorial: Resigned to shortages

Sixteen of this year’s 82 Community Facilitators resigned their posts this year – the Community Living and Learning Center is no longer dealing with a coincidence. GW has a problem on its hands. So far, four more CFs have resigned this year than during all of last year, and there are still three months left […]

Rocked early, GW falls in rubber game

The GW men’s baseball team lost two of three games to host UNC-Wilmington at Brooks Field last weekend. The Colonials lost an 8-4 rubber match Sunday afternoon after splitting a Saturday doubleheader with the Seahawks. The opening weekend was the start of the team’s seven-game road trip to begin the season. The Colonials face James […]

Sweet November leaves sour taste

A good romance draws tears, but in the case of Sweet November (Warner Bros.), the dominant emotion the audience feels is nausea. The overwrought sentimentality of cute, cuddly animals and fatherless children combine with a by-the-numbers style that contributes to its ultimate downfall. Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) plays Nelson Moss, a work-obsessed San Francisco advertising […]

Staff Editorial: Policy politics

University administrators and faculty have been busy filling in the details of the latest proposal for a sexual harassment policy covering all members of the GW community. This process, which has dragged on for years, has finally produced a result. The new draft policy is a move in the right direction because it includes a […]