March 12, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 52

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

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 […]

Letter to the Editor: Justice for all?

I read with interest the March 8 article on vandalism at the Dakota – and the possibility of all residents footing the bill unless the real perpetrators are turned in (“GW may charge for damage,” p. 2). I have strong feelings on this subject having taught at a private college where a few rich alcoholic […]

GWPride goes Out and About

GWPride spent last week combating homophobia and teaching students about gay and lesbian issues by hosting a transgender speaker, activism sessions, a preview of a local play and movie screenings during their annual Out and About Week. St. Thomas Parish, a church in Dupont Circle, hosted a preview of I Want to Tell You, a […]

Letter to the Editor: Column them correctly

The article, “Xavier shoots down GW in title match” is the best I have ever read in The Hatchet’s sports section (March 8, p. 12). I agree with Zach Leibowitz’s advice (“Three-point Musketeers had their day. Bid deal.”). Let me add some more. Our women’s team cannot let anybody get up 9-0 or even 5-0. […]

MVC hosts GW Pitches

The GW Pitches, GW’s all-female a cappella group, highlighted an evening dedicated to women in the arts at the Mount Vernon Hand Chapel Friday night. The seventh showcase of the MVC Coffeehouse Series, a monthly concert series at Mount Vernon, commemorated Women’s History Month, which is celebrated in March. The event also featured artwork by […]