March 29, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 54

Stories from the March 29, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Gymnastics wins A-10 title

Going into the Atlantic 10 Championships, GW gymnastics senior co-captain Darden Wilee was confident that her team would do well – the meet would be at home, which meant the team would be using its own equipment. Obviously a little home cooking worked well for Wilee, the A-10 Performer of the Year, who captured her […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: GW awards full scholarship to local high schoolers

GW surprised seven D.C. high school students Tuesday with Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarships. The University awarded four-year scholarships, valued at more than $138,000 each, to students from five District high schools. The admissions office chose the students from about 40 applicants, said Sammie Robinson, associate director of admissions. “It was so wonderful to see the […]

Forum: Ditch race-based policy

Opponents of affirmative action have good reason to applaud a U.S. District Court ruling that the affirmative action policies of the University of Michigan Law School are unconstitutional. Those who disagree with the ruling must understand that opponents of affirmative action are not opposed to racial diversity, nor are we blind to America’s racial problems. […]

Forum: Aim for racial diversity

A U.S. District Judge in Michigan ruled that the University of Michigan’s law school admissions standards are unconstitutional because they use race as a basis of admission. The judge said using race as a basis to assemble a racially diverse college atmosphere was not in the state’s interests. This ruling increases existing inequalities and threatens […]

NOW president calls for student support

By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau March 29, 2001 Women are “holding on to abortion rights by the skin of our teeth,” Patricia Ireland, president of the National Organization of Women, told George Washington University students Tuesday night. The event, organized by the campus chapter of the Feminist Majority, hosted Ireland in an effort to […]

Staff Editorial: MVC ethics

When GW became affiliated with Mount Vernon College in 1996, MVC professors never expected to lose their jobs. The pinkslips came, though, after assurances that GW would make MVC a top women’s college. Instead, a newly reconstituted MVC board of trustees, headed by GW administrators, terminated professors’ contracts in 1999. Now 13 of those former […]

WEB COLUMN: Common Ironies

More high schools are taking the approach of group work versus individual efforts. It’s been said this style of teaching is modeled after colleges and universities around the country that promote group work. When these kids apply to colleges are they going to apply as a group? In the real world there is a sense […]

Staff Editorial: Botched booking

Metropolitan Police apprehended Horace Wyatt after he robbed a Howard University student in Corcoran Hall Jan. 24, and then officers let him go. The robbery victim provided police with a description of Wyatt and told officers where to find him. But after apprehending Wyatt, the police apparently failed to have the victim make a positive […]

Baseball drops to Terps but stays on track in A-10

Despite an 11-9 loss to the University of Maryland on Wednesday at Barcroft Park, the Colonials are back on track with wins in seven of their last ten games. Maryland held back a Colonial run in the eighth and ninth innings that nearly erased an eight-run deficit. The Terps rallied for nine runs in the […]