April 12, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 58

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

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.”

Brief: GW hosts Exteme College Games

College entertainment network Zilo will kick off its spring tour of the Extreme College Games at GW April 18, with events including a wall climb, “dyno-lunge,” Frisbee toss and razor-scooter racing on the Quad. The dyno-lunge consists of a bungee cord attached to the mountain-climbing wall, allowing the competitor to jump handholds, losing contact with […]

Three homers power Colonials over Hoyas

The GW men’s baseball team rocked cross-town rival Georgetown for a 12-2 victory Tuesday afternoon at Barcroft Park. Junior Mike Bassett blasted two homeruns, and junior Chris Worth pitched six innings allowing one run on three hits. Sophomore Jake Wald and Dan Rouhier each hit a homerun in the Colonials eight-run sixth inning. With his […]

Golf places ninth at Invite

The Colonials’ Thomas Blankvoort finished with an even par-144 April 7 en route to a first-place finish at the two-day GW Invitational. The Invite, which took place at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club in Issue, Md., saw Blankvoort post back-to-back even par scores (72-72) beating Adrien Mork of McNeese State University by seven strokes. […]