February 20, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 45

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

McCalla leads Colonials to win

The No. 25 GW women’s gymnastics team swept its long weekend with a dominating win over the University of Maryland and a first-place finish at the Towson Invitational. Once again, Devin McCalla stole the show. After earning her second-straight Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week honor Monday afternoon, McCalla led GW to a 194.750-191.700 win […]

Letter to the Editor: Performance ignored

I have written to The Hatchet multiple times about a campus-sponsored production of “The Vagina Monologues” that took place Feb. 15-17. This was not just another play put on by some random student theatre group. This was a play with a purpose. It was all about helping women find their beauty and empowering women to […]

Letter to the Editor: Unfair hiring

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, in a “town hall meeting” on academic affairs, said the University has “a standing offer to any department that if they can find an outstanding professor of color, we (the University administration) will help recruit them … even if the department lacks the financial assets to bring another professor on.” […]

CFs step down, cite CLLC flaws

Community Facilitator Mike Donaldson’s resignation last week makes him the 16th CF out of 82 to quit this year. Last year, 12 CFs left their posts by the end of the school year. While some CFs left this year to study abroad or for medical reasons, others said the Community Living and Learning Center has […]

Letter to the Editor: Mail mix up

On Wednesday morning before the inauguration, an important and time sensitive piece of mail was sent to me through the U.S. Postal Service’s express overnight service. According to the package tracking, it arrived on campus on Thursday at 11:42 a.m. I should have, in theory, received that package on Thursday or Friday, maybe even Saturday, […]

Phillips looks back on modern art

The National Gallery of Art has always been a magnet for culturally significant works of art. Its latest exhibit affirms this reputation. “Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and his New York Galleries” is by far one of the most comprehensive and captivating exhibits recently shown in the gallery. As the name would suggest, the […]

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 […]