April 19, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 60

Stories from the April 19, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Punk godfather Joey Ramone dies of cancer at 49

A powerful blow was dealt to the music community Sunday afternoon when Joey Ramone, front man for the legendary New York-based punk-rock outfit the Ramones, died after suffering from lymphatic cancer. Born in 1951 as Jeffrey Hyman, he died at age 49 after entering the hospital a month earlier for treatment of the disease. Ramone […]

BRIEF: Organizers cancel Freshman Block Party

Organizers canceled the Freshman Block Party for the second year in a row because of scheduling conflicts. The event, formally called Thurston Block Party, was scheduled for Sunday. University officials would not allow the event because amplified sound from the party would disturb a show at Lisner, which is not soundproof, Thurston Residence Hall Association […]

Bar Belle

After a rather rough week of not really doing anything, the Bar Belle and her entourage headed out on a Thursday night looking to spice up a boring night. There were no pressing engagements scheduled for the weekend, so the night was open to anything. Unfortunately, the Bar Belle and her fussy friends couldn’t decide […]

BRIEF: Our Lady Peace visits GW

Our Lady Peace and American Hi-Fi will perform at Lisner Auditorium May 2, the Program Board announced Wednesday. Our Lady Peace formed at the University of Toronto in 1992. With a jazz drummer and a guitarist who grew up in the English-punk era, the band has an eclectic rock sound. Its 1994 debut album, Naveed, […]

WEB COLUMN: Common ironies

Ever wonder why in the schedule of classes that lists all of the courses, times, locations and professors for the upcoming academic semester that some courses have professor’s names listed and others just say “staff.” How can a department plan a class if they do not have anyone to teach it at the designated time? […]

Students, administrators reflect on fraternity self-governance

The Interfraternity Council and administrators are evaluating fraternity self-governance as the first year under the policy comes to a close. Self-governance allows the IFC to hear cases about minor infractions involving on-campus fraternities instead of Student Judicial Services. “I think that self-governance is a good system,” IFC President Jared David said. “I think that the […]

Handheld computers extend beyond the palm

First it was beepers. Then came Game Boys and cell phones. And now pocket-sized computers are the newest handheld technology. Today’s college-age generation has grown up at the forefront of technology, and the newest trend is not escaping its grasp. Handheld computers such as Palms cost from $150 to $550 with varying capabilities. Almost all […]

GW basketball faces NCAA violations

GW will report itself to the NCAA for violations after four men’s basketball players illegally used an assistant coach’s long-distance phone code to make $1,400 worth of calls, said Robert Chernak, vice president for Student Academic and Support Services. Seniors Mike King and Bernard Barrow and freshmen Darnell Miller and Marquin Chandler used the ACUS […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Women’s tennis expects big things at A-10’s

After a disappointing 4-3 loss to American Tuesday, the GW women’s tennis team seeks to extend its season as it heads to Hamilton, N.J., for the Atlantic10 Championships this weekend. On Thursday, A-10 coaches will gather at Veterans Park in Hamilton to determine the seeds. GW (9-5) and Massachusetts (10-5) are expected to receive the […]


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