March 1, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 48

Stories from the March 1, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Ataris see no end in sight

Unlike the snarling punk of bands like Rancid, pop punk is making waves among the mainstream music community, led by popular bands such a Blink 182. Small acts that once only received underground fame are now on the verge of breaking into popular radio and culture. Some of emerging pop-punk bands, including Good Charlotte, may […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Students assess housing lottery

Every year students get nervous around March, and this year is no different. But students in this year’s housing lottery experience a change of roles – sophomores, not seniors, get first pick. Rising juniors and seniors are placed at the end of the selection process, while rising sophomores pick from more residence hall options than […]

Forum: Flaws could sink harassment policy

At issue is not whether GW should have a permanent and strong sexual harassment policy, but whether it should be based on one adopted after great debate by the Faculty Senate with input from the Law School faculty, or one drafted by an ad hoc committee of people who perhaps share one view. Because any […]

Burt reflects on highs, lows of SA presidency

Student Association President David Burt is not your typical lame-duck president. As his term winds down, Burt spoke about his term and his plans for after the election. Burt said his greatest success during his term was working with the administration in a way that fulfilled his expectations. “After last year’s impeachment debacle, relations between […]

Forum: Policy offers best protections for all

In January 2001, President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg circulated a sexual harassment policy, which he characterized as “a fair, balanced and reasoned approach that complies with current law.” I agree; this policy is one the University community should support. The policy prohibits sexual harassment by any member of the University community and offers both an informal […]

Student Court halts SA vote count

The Student Association election stands in a state of paralysis as candidates,Joint Election Committee officials and students await a Thursday night SA Student Court showdown to decide whether presidential candidate Roger Kapoor will remain on the ballot. The Student Court will hold a hearing Thursday at 9 p.m. in the Moot Court room of the […]

Staff Editorial: Election controversy

The Student Association presidential election has devolved into a battle in the courts. With the SA Student Court and the Joint Elections Committee poised to rule on complaints, violations and appeals, the legitimacy of the election may be threatened if unjust rulings are issued. The court and the JEC would be wise to consider the […]

Staff Editorial: System overhaul

The Student Association election process is fundamentally flawed and should be repaired as soon as the current crisis ends. Basic governing documents contain loopholes allowing for egregious misbehavior, omit regulations covering important aspects of the elections and do not deal effectively with rules violations. The JEC charter must be made more clear, concise and comprehensive. […]

New B-ball preview

Colonials march together in unison For GW women, it’s the big idea SirValiant shoots well into the night Seniors lead the way Practice makes perfect The Ngongba show returns Freshmen stand tall laying down the Law-rence Men’s Basketball Schedule Women’s Basketball Schedule Men’s Basketball Roster Women’s Basketball Roster Women’s Atlantic-10 predictions Men’s Atlantic-10 results Women’s […]