April 12, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 58

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

Forum: Execution not always the answer

Let me begin by saying I am against capital punishment, both morally and intellectually. However, I could never understand the pain that someone who lost a loved one to a brutal murderer must experience. In each capital case there are several characteristics that must be taken into consideration. What does the murder of another human […]

SA passes resolution against sweatshops

The Student Association Senate aligned with United Students Against Sweatshops and Students for Sensible Drug Policy Tuesday night, passing resolutions urging GW to do more to ensure its apparel is manufactured without sweatshop labor and proposing an overhaul of the University’s no-tolerance eviction policy for drug offenses. The Senate unanimously passed the resolution advocating GW’s […]

Chinese activist Wu visits campus group

Chinese dissident and human rights activist Harry Wu spoke at Monroe Hall Wednesday night to discuss strained relations between United States and China following China’s release of 24 U.S. servicemen whose plane collided with a Chinese fighter plane over the South China Sea. “Our money is saving this dying communist nation,” said Wu, to the […]

Column: Stop using college sports as path to pros

Over a century ago, Harper’s Weekly published a cartoon critical of development of college sports in America. One man leaning across a desk asks another, “How do you spell opshinul, Sam? Come on, I thought you had a college education.” Sam replies, “Did; but it was opshinul whether I took in Greek and Latin or […]

U-Wire: Incident causes protests

(U-WIRE) PHILADELPHIA – Tension escalated Tuesday as protests continued outside the Campus Copy Center near the University of Pennsylvania, the site of an alleged racially motivated assault last week. About 20 students handed out fliers and carried posters in front of both Campus Copy Center locations throughout the day Tuesday, advising passersby to boycott the […]

GW wins Urban League ‘gold’ award

GW was one of many corporate sponsors to win a “gold” award from the Greater Washington Urban League Tuesday night for donating more than $10,000 to the civil rights organization. More than 200 people attended the event at the Marvin Center Ballroom for the Urban League’s 63rd annual membership meeting, including D.C. Mayor Anthony A. […]

Letter to the Editor: 4-RIDE revised

The University Police Department is conducting a survey this week, in conjunction with the Student Association. One purpose of the survey is to obtain feedback about the 4-RIDE escort service and the Colonial Express shuttle service. We are evaluating the services and looking for opportunities to improve them. The title of a recent article in […]

Brief: GW, MVC professors move toward settlement

GW and former Mount Vernon College professors are finalizing a settlement agreement, University officials said Wednesday. Information about the settlement, which was reached out of court March 31, was originally set for release Monday. Director of Media Relations Gretchen King said the parties reached a settlement “in principle” two days before the case’s court date […]

Students renew D.C. school

GW students picked up trash, painted walls and raked leaves at Clark Elementary School in Northwest D.C. Saturday morning as part of Hands on D.C., an annual community service project to improve District public schools. “It’s important for the kids to play in a clean school,” sophomore Jill Pettit said. “So it’s important to me […]


In “PB books The Roots” (April 9, p.1), The Roots’ first album should have been Organix, released in 1993. The Fugees’ album The Score was incorrectly attributed to The Roots, and The Roots hit the mainstream with the song “What They Do.”