March 15, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 53

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

MADD urges safe spring break

By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau March 19, 2001 On the eve of spring break, when many college campuses empty as students seek tropical locals for a week of indulgence and excess, Mothers Against Drunk Driving is urging students to avoid binge drinking. “Every year, college students spend about $5.5 billion dollars on alcohol — […]

Dialogue teaches literature to homeless

Fifteen students, two professors and six homeless men and women sat in a circle discussing author Martin Amis’s short story “The Immortals,” Tuesday morning at Western Presbyterian Church on 24th Street and Virginia Avenue. One homeless man said he relates to the immortal character’s need for companionship and how hard it must be for him […]

Lewd motorist returns

The University Police Department is investigating a series of complaints from women near campus that a man in a white compact lured them to his car to watch him masturbate, UPD Director Dolores Stafford said. UPD also nabbed eight more men for indecent exposure in Marvin Center bathrooms as part of a two-year undercover investigation, […]

Hillel proposes kosher meal plan

GW Hillel could offer a kosher dining plan that would provide Jewish students with more on-campus kosher food options by next fall, Hillel officials said. Hillel will submit a proposal in two weeks that would allow students to purchase a meal plan from Hillel similar to the one GW offers, Hillel Executive Director Simon Amiel […]

Rizzo takes Hatchet reins

Junior Russ Rizzo was elected editor in chief of The GW Hatchet for the 2001-02 academic year by the newspaper’s editorial board March 10. He plans to change the perception of The Hatchet on campus, reach out to readers and gain more trust and respect from students. Rizzo, a journalism major from Atlanta, started writing […]

Forum: Tax cuts will jumpstart economy

What a difference an administration makes. President George W. Bush made good on his campaign promises by offering broad-based tax relief. The Bush plan will straighten out inequalities in the current system while boosting a slowing economy. For students with a part time job or entering the workforce, this policy will make a difference in […]

Forum: Bush tax plan a boon for billionaires

Welcome to the Bush recession. By resurrecting plans used by former President Ronald Reagan, President George W. Bush proposes a huge tax cut – understated at around $1.6 trillion – targeted at the wealthiest Americans. The proposed cut will cost more than $2 trillion while using up almost the entire budget surplus. Because of this, […]

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 […]