April 23, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 61

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

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 […]

Fans show skepticism

Some GW fans present at Friday’s press conference in the Smith Center said they are sorry to see men’s basketball coach Tom Penders leave, but others said are glad he is gone. Nevertheless, all students interviewed for this story agreed that Penders’ resignation speech did not disclose all of his reasons for leaving. “It looks […]

Nation’s capital celebrates fifth annual Youth Pride Day

By Jane Smith U-WIRE Washington Bureau April 23, 2001 Hundreds of youths kicked back in Washington, D.C.’s Rock Creek Park Saturday afternoon, listening to tunes, watching flamboyant stage performers and celebrating their right to live, love and be loved. The event, organized by Youth Pride Alliance, focused on promoting sexual freedom and high self-esteem in […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Students march with NOW

Picket signs and rally cries filled the typically calm Sunday streets of D.C., as more than 150 sponsors and representatives from nearly 160 college campuses came out for the Emergency Action for Women’s Lives March. Almost members of GW’s Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance group and supporters marched to support women’s rights to privacy and reproductive […]

High jumping his way to success

If you were falling asleep on the sixth floor of Gelman and a world-class high jumper was reading in the chair next to you, you’d perk up, right? Say you’re watching television at J Street and a preview for the new movie Along Came a Spider came on. If one of the actors in that […]

Abortion rights activists march in Washington

By Alex Kingsbury & Jane Smith U-WIRE Washington Bureau April 23, 2001 Thousands of activists rallied on Capitol Hill Sunday, voicing their concerns and opposition to Bush administration moves that they see as potentially fatal to the cause of abortion rights. Prominent women’s rights groups including the National Organization of Women, Planned Parenthood and the […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Filipino dances highlight culture

The Philippine Cultural Society highlighted the history of Filipino culture and music in a show titled “Tandaan” in the Media and Public Affairs building Saturday. The show was the organization’s first cultural show. “Tandaan translates into `remember,’” PCS President and senior Maia Ermita said. The Rose Dance relates the story of a Filipino girl named […]