May 3, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 64

Stories from the May 3, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Quote of the Week

GW men’s varsity crew coach Gene Kininmonth’s reaction to Saturday’s Atlantic 10 rowing championships: “It was the oddest thing. The women’s races finished, and all the starting officials simply packed up to go home. Who did they think was going to start our races, the fish?”

Staff Editorial: Recognition reversal

Mike Gargano, assistant vice president of Student and Academic Support Services, said Wednesday that GW reversed its decision to recognize Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, after students objected to GW bypassing the Interfraternity Council’s role in recommending new fraternities. Administrators acted responsibly in backing away from an attempt to force the Greek-letter community to accept a […]

Law school opens next fall

A new $16.2 million 30,000-square foot GW Law School construction project at 20th and G streets is scheduled for completion by early to mid-October after bad weather caused construction delays, GW officials said. The building is the first of three construction phases, which will eventually expand the school to a 250,000 square feet. The E […]

GW holds online auction

The GW Athletic Department will hold a sports memorabilia online auction Thursday at 1 p.m. The proceeds from the auction, which will be hosted at, will benefit GW Athletics. Sample items available for bidding include a Red Auerbach autographed basketball, and a golf foursome with GW women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown.

Letter to the Editor: Lackluster lineup

I was extremely disturbed by GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s comments in the April 26 Hatchet article “Speaker lineup disappoints” (p. 1). He must have little faith in the education GW provides because his comments make me ask, “How stupid does he think we are?” Excuses like “we decided long ago that we were going […]


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Letter to the Editor: Saving Speech

There is no excuse for derogatory remarks directed towards anyone of any creed, race, gender or sexual orientation. However, an even more deplorable action is to remove one’s ability to make such remarks. I make this statement in reference to Thursday’s article entitled “SJS examines fraternity” (p. 1). While I would never condone the decidedly […]

GW accepts 100 more freshmen

GW expects about 100 more freshmen on campus next year than this year after accepting 49 percent of applicants, said Kathryn Napper, director of admissions. GW’s acceptance rate has remained the same since 1997. The University will ease the burden of the larger freshman class size, which grows from 2,120 this year to about 2,200 […]