March 12, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 52

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

Staff Editorial: Kapoor’s challenge

Student Association elections appear to be over, but after the latest round of challenges and contempt orders, anything seems possible. Thursday night the SA Student Court issued a summary judgement order that could do long-term harm to the SA by effectively declaring Roger Kapoor the new SA president while re-writing Joint Elections Committee campaign rules […]

All-around performance lifts GW

The GW gymnastics team celebrated Senior Night with a victories over the University of North Carolina and Yale University Saturday at the Smith Center. The wins snapped a two-meet losing streak for the Colonials. GW won the team competition with a score of 195.575, followed by North Carolina (192.925) and Yale (190.800). “We pulled it […]

Holi show illuminates Lisner

The Indian Student Association sponsored a spectacle of music and dancing Saturday night in honor of Holi, the Indian festival of color and spring celebrated after a full moon every March. The three-hour event included 12 separate dance performances in a packed Lisner Auditorium. ISA members said they offered free admission to the event, a […]

Staff Editorial: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

At a University known more for its political hijinks than for feats of athletic skill in recent years, the continual success of the women’s basketball program is a bright spot in an athletic department that rarely grabs headlines these days. Unfortunately, students do not appear to support the team; attendance at women’s games remains abysmally […]

MPA attracts media moguls

GW christened its new Media and Public Affairs building in a two-day celebration with media legends past and present last week. The gala opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday night followed by a parade of speakers and panel discussions Thursday, including CBS anchor Bob Schieffer, former CBS radio correspondent Richard C. Hottelet and CNN correspondent […]

Kapoor plans to improve SA communication

Student Association President-elect Roger Kapoor said the turbulence of the SA election leaves him even more committed to serving GW’s student body. “It’s been a lot of ups and downs, but in a situation like this you need to look at the positives,” Kapoor said, adding that the election sparked needed debate on campus. “The […]

Op-Ed: Election system breeds controversy

As a former GW student, 1998 JEC member and co-author of the current JEC charter, I am frankly not surprised that, yet again, the student election system at GW has broken down. The Hatchet’s editorial on this matter (“System overhaul,” March 1) is largely correct in faulting the shortcomings of the system itself in causing […]

Cohen discusses military

Military threats from China and Russia and cyber-terrorism are top defense concerns for the United States, former Defense Secretary William Cohen told students Thursday night at the Dorothy Marvin Betts Theatre. Cohen, who headed the Pentagon for four years under former President Bill Clinton, explained his agenda to promote peace in other countries. “Peace is […]

Letter to the Editor: Holi misjudgment

Since the mission of GW is to serve the academic and other scholarly needs of our students above all else, I perform a precarious balancing act when I weigh the merits of the many compassionate appeals I receive to support worthy causes. My discretionary budget is limited, and I use it sparingly so that my […]

Neighbors recruits new corps

The Neighbors Project, a GW community outreach program, will not receive funding from Americorps next year, but will recruit students this month to coordinate the group’s 13 D.C. sites. Americorps only provides funds for two three-year cycles, which GW’s group has already completed, Neighbor’s Project Coordinator Stacy Blumenthal said. The volunteer group will still operate […]