April 23, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 61

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

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 […]

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 […]