April 12, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 58

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

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.”

Faculty Senate votes on sexual harrassment policy

The Faculty Senate will send its final verdict Friday on a sexual harassment policy drafted by the University when it votes to pass or reject a resolution claiming the policy limits classroom speech and strips professors of basic legal rights. The resolution up for vote urges the Senate to reject the proposed policy, which the […]

Brief: Sigma Alpha Epsilon prepares to reopen

Members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity began the first phase of a $550,000 construction project on their house at 2034 G St. by removing furniture and cleaning March 23, said Seth Rosenzweig, the fraternity’s president. Renovations will be complete by late August in time for fraternity members to move into the house. In addition […]

Quote of the Week

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg on the affiliations of the Workers’ Rights Consortium: “Before anybody asks the University to join an organization, they ought to know about them. For all I know, they’re an arm of the mafia…(or) descendants of Mother Theresa.”