April 23, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 61

Stories from the April 23, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Bennett speaks at Commencment

Singer Tony Bennett and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk will head a list of seven speakers and honorary degree recipients at GW’s Class of 2001 Commencement ceremony May 20. The University usually chooses one keynote speaker to address the graduating class, but dividing the honor is not unprecedented, said Bob Ludwig, assistant director for Media […]

Op-Ed: Pass harassment policy

We are writing to express our views on the upcoming vote by the Faculty Senate on GW’s Sexual Harassment Policy. Contrary to many students’ statements in Monday’s Hatchet article (“Students Define Sexual Harassment,” April 16, p. 3), the definition of sexual harassment is not ambiguous. The revised policy uses the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Students Volunteer for Weekend of Service

GW students cleaned up the Shaw neighborhood, dedicated a mural at a library and built a community garden this weekend to commemorate the 13th annual National Youth Service Day. Neighbor’s Project Corps members ran five citywide events to benefit young and old residents throughout the weekend. “Nationally service is falling, but at GW service is […]

Students dance for children’s charity

About 50 GW students danced until dawn Friday night to raise more than $8,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network at the first GW Dance Marathon. The music genre rotated each hour during the marathon to include dance, hip-hop, techno, karaoke, and ’70s and ’80s hours. The GW Dance Marathon Overall Committee hired disc jockeys and […]

Penders resigns amid turmoil

Tom Penders resigned Friday as GW men’s basketball coach calling it “time for a sabbatical” from coaching as he addressed a Smith Center room filled with players, students, his family, local media and GW staff at a 5 p.m. press conference. He said the decision has nothing to do with events in the past week. […]

‘Hardball’ host speaks on Winston Churchill

By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau April 20, 2001 Nationally syndicated columnist and CNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews spoke about the life of Winston Churchill Thursday night as part of George Washington University’s 2001 lecture series in honor of the outspoken British statesman. “Steve McQueen couldn’t have played this guy. He was tough,” said Matthews […]

Students remember victims

The Jewish Student Association read about 5,000 names of children killed in the Holocaust during a commemoration of Yom Hashoa, the Holocaust Memorial Day, in Kogan Plaza all day Thursday. After reciting the names for six hours, students held a memorial service for the victims of the Holocaust under the tempietto in Kogan Plaza. Students […]

Brown might stay if GW hires Wright

SirValiant Brown refused to offer any percentages on his future as a player on the men’s basketball team, but he did drop a hint. If men’s associate head coach Rob Wright fills the vacant head coaching position, Brown said he would remain a Colonial. If not, then he will “more than likely” enter the National […]

Paige moves to cut fraud, mismanagement in Dept. of Education

By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau April 20, 2001 Secretary of Education Rod Paige announced plans Friday to cut waste, fraud and mismanagement in his department with plans for an eight-member “strike team” to curb excess government spending. Paige promised results in 18 months. “Our plan calls for accountability at every level,” Paige said in […]

News Briefs

Water leak shuts down J Street J Street food service shut down Friday when construction workers ruptured a water line while working on Marvin Center renovations. At about 1 p.m. workers hit a water line leading to the Marvin Center, as they drilled to place a caisson 80 feet in the ground that would provide […]