April 12, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 58

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

Forum: Death penalty appropriate for killers

“We’re victims, too.” These were the words uttered by Davida Oken, whose son is to be executed by the state of Maryland this year. Oken pleaded with Maryland lawmakers to pass a bill suspending all executions until a University of Maryland study is completed examining racial issues in the Maryland execution process. Oken points to […]

Brief: Change for Students reschedules housing protest

Student group Change for Students canceled an overnight protest against the housing selection process Wednesday because of rain. The event will be rescheduled for April 18 at 10 p.m. The sleepover on the Quad with the proposed name “Housing Rejection 2001” will include a barbecue, live music and contests. The Student Association is helping to […]

University postpones Wellness Center open

GW’s Health and Wellness Center will open in mid-June, hosting only GW students, faculty and staff, said Tony Vecchione, assistant athletic director for facilities. He said the new facility could still have a partial opening, which GW officials had originally scheduled for April. Zoning restrictions prohibit the University from allowing people outside the University community […]

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 […]