April 23, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 61

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

Old 97’s carries torch of classic country

People often wince at the mention of the music genre “alternative country.” That is, if they have even heard of it. It is clear that perceptions of this music revolve around overly dramatic lyrics, leggy blondes with names like Faith, and grown men wearing too-tight jeans. While alternative also brings to mind several negative connotations, […]

SPOTLIGHT: GW spirit booms since GW’s inception

At the sound of its first note from GW’s Pep Band students jump to their feet at basketball games. They belt out the lyrics and pump their fists. The singing echoes through the Smith Center. Big and Little George make their way to the bleachers and dance with fans donned in buff and blue. After […]

Festival showcases arts

The Festival of the Arts and 21st annual Chalk-In displayed GW students’ artistic talents Friday while taking their mind off the stress of upcoming final exams. Student musicians and singers performed in Kogan Plaza while others covered H Street with colorful chalk drawings. Friday marked the first time the Chalk-In was planned in conjunction with […]

DCD – Kennedy Center hosts slam poetry

April 18, 2001 Kennedy Center Millennium Stage 6:23 p.m. The whole concept of free is amazing to me. On Wednesday a few of my friends and I set out to the Kennedy Center to see a free, and let me repeat free, performance on the Millennium Stage. It is a horrible tragedy that I have […]

Staff Editorial: Poor choice

In recent years, GW has hosted such notable Commencement speakers as then-First Lady Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and even former Republican senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole. Unlike past ceremonies, this year’s Commencement will not feature a keynote speaker but will instead include short speeches from […]

GW names student life award winners

GW honored student leaders and organizations Thursday for their outstanding contributions to the GW community at the 16th annual Excellence in Student Life Awards. Representatives from more than 300 student groups attended the banquet at The Washington Monarch Hotel. “It is a George Washington University Colonial collaboration including students, staff, administrators and alumni to honor […]

Letter to the Editor: In a different class

I am writing to request that, in the future, when you are soliciting opinions regarding the “impression of the GW basketball team,” that you make a distinction between the men’s team and women’s team (Hatchet on-line poll, April 19). That is, unless you are implying that both teams put GW in a negative light. But […]

Staff Editorial: Starting fresh

Tom Penders’s days with GW men’s basketball are over. After several reports of misconduct by him and his players attracted national attention to his squad in the past two years, coupled with new developments in recent weeks reported in both The Hatchet and The Washington Post, Penders resigned under pressure Friday. Now that Penders is […]

Cheney gives GW $3 million

Vice President Dick Cheney will show his appreciation for 23 years of heart treatment by donating $3.12 million to the GW Medical Faculty Associates to create the Richard B. Cheney Cardiovascular Institute, Cheney’s press secretary said. The institute will advance education, research and clinical care of cardiovascular diseases, MFA media specialist David Garofalo said. Cheney […]

Op-Ed: Focus on criminals

Geoffrey Langham’s defense of the Metropolitan Police Department (“Policing priorities,” April 12) is rooted in the fact that underage drinking is a crime, and those who choose to drink underage are criminals deserving of whatever punishment might come their way. I heartily applaud Langham’s own adherence to the law. Since he so steadfastly believes in […]