March 15, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 53

Stories from the March 15, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff Editorial: Calling for reason

Foggy Bottom residents are angry that the University removed a 100-year-old call box when they installed a new blue-light phone at the corner of H Street and New Hampshire Avenue last weekend. While GW seemed to resolve the issue by putting the box back after residents complained, the issue exposes just what is missing from […]

Campus uproar continues over controversial ad

By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau March 19, 2001 The campus of the University of California at Berkeley, once the epicenter of protest movements and civil unrest in the 1960s, has again become a hotspot for debate over columnist and UC Berkley alumn David Horowitz’s “10 Reasons Why Reparations For Slavery Is A Bad Idea […]

Staff Editorial: Close the floodgates

The Office of Admissions is following the directives of the board of trustees in the number of students admitted to the class of 2005. The trustees order exceeds by more than 400 students the cap imposed by the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment in its approval of the campus plan and will again result in […]

Op-Ed: Gun bans not always right answer

We have all walked past the signs in bright blue or red letters declaring a high school a “Gun-free School Zone.” This has always seemed a bit ridiculous to me, like a bank having a “We Have No Security Cameras” sign in the window. After the Santana High School shooting, everyone has been looking at […]

ARTS WEB EXCLUSIVE: American Hi-FI rehash ’90s radio rock

Do you remember the band Soundgarden? The alternative band had a few hits in the middle to late ’90s. No? Well, do you remember mid-’90s alternative radio at all? The Boston-based rock band American Hi-Fi surely remembers it, and anyone looking to delve into a little painful music nostalgia need look no further than the […]


In a photo caption on page 10 of the Monday, March 12 edition, board of trustees Chairman Sheldon Cohen and D.C. City Council member Jack Evans were misidentified. In the photo Evans is on the far left and Cohen is third from left.

They Might be Giants makes a science of live shows

They Might Be Giants’ singer-guitarist John Flansburgh is happy to know that the parking lot across from Thurston Hall still exists. “I used to work nights there,” Flansburgh said in an interview with The Hatchet. “I learned to play guitar right in that booth.” Flansburgh spent about a year at GW, living in the closet […]

Quote of the Week

GW women’s baskeball head coach Joe McKeown, on the ultimate goals of his program: “The big picture is what our players are doing when they leave here. Have you prepared them for anything other than being a good basketball player? I think that’s where we’ve been successful.”

Dropkick Murphys carry on the Irish-punk tradition

Stripped down to its roots, punk rock is about raw expression of emotion, about equality between musician and listener. Boston-based punk band the Dropkick Murphys, carries punk’s 30-year tradition, trumpeting ideals of unity and support for the underground scene. Al Barr, lead singer for the prominent punk outfit, recently spoke with The Hatchet about the […]

Student Court rejects Loren, Simon appeal

The Student Association Student Court dismissed an appeal by former SA presidential candidates Dan Loren and Bob Simon Tuesday night after deciding that the Joint Elections Committee did not act negligently handling evidence against President-elect Roger Kapoor. The decision paves the way for Kapoor’s certification as the new SA president Friday, Kapoor said. “The court […]