March 29, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 54

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

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 […]

Op-Ed: Use communication to stop violence

Suggesting we arm our children’s teachers to eliminate school violence as Brian Schoeneman wrote March 15 (“Gun bans not always right answer,” p. 4) is like saying: our cities are crowded, so we should start deporting the excess population. Both proposals defy sensibility and pain the logical mind. In a refusal to recognize that some […]

Man robs New Hall room

A student reported a burglary after a man entered her New Hall room and sifted through her and her roommate’s belongings before she saw him leave the room March 17, University Police Director Dolores Stafford said. A jewelry box was later reported missing, Stafford said. The student said she entered her living room at about […]

Quote of the Week

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg on the lawsuit brought by former Mount Vernon College faculty members who were fired when GW took over the financially struggling school: “I can feel bad for people but that doesn’t mean I have to employ everyone who needs a job.”

Fired MVC faculty sue for compensation

Former Mount Vernon College professors will seek compensation from GW in D.C. Superior Court Monday, charging that their contracts were violated when GW took over the campus in 1999. Filing suit against Mount Vernon College, which now exists only as a corporate entity with no financial assets, the professors seek about $5 million in lost […]