May 21, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 2

Stories from the May 21, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW bids farewell to 2001 graduates

The Class of 2001 left GW on a soggy note Sunday, as sporadic rain on the Ellipse cut the ceremony minutes short and prompted some guests of the 4,000 graduates to leave early. “When I saw people put up umbrellas, there was a sinking feeling,” University Marshal Jill Kasle said. Despite the weather, Kasle said […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: D.C. may force GW to to switch building contractors

The District could force GW to switch contractors for the new Elliott School of International Affairs building if it fails to comply with laws it currently violates, D.C. officials announced Thursday. Miller & Long Co. has until May 31 to adopt an acceptable apprenticeship program to hire and train D.C. residents to work construction projects […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Reno will address GW Law School graduates

Former attorney general Janet Reno will address GW Law School’s 134th graduating class and receive an honorary doctorate of laws at the school’s Commencement ceremony May 27. About 5,000 graduates and guests will attend the two-hour ceremony in the Smith Center, scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. “We are delighted that the first woman attorney […]

GW baseball loses to Temple in A-10 finals

Temple captured the Atlantic 10 Tournament title with an 11-6 victory over the GW baseball team in Saturday’s title game at the World Wide Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. The win gave Temple its first conference championship in 17 seasons and grants the Owls an automatic entrance into the NCAA Tournament, their first since 1976. […]


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Controversial study says gays can ‘turn’ straight

By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau May 16, 2001 A study released last Wednesday at a meeting of the American Psychiatric Association states that homosexuals can turn straight if they put their minds to it. The study, by Columbia University psychiatrist professor Dr. Robert L. Spitzer, looked at 200 people — 143 of whom said […]

Sen. Jeffords splits with GOP

By Zeb Eckert U-WIRE Washington Bureau May 24, 2001 In a move sure to ignite a political firestorm, Vermont Sen. James M. Jeffords left the Republican Party Thursday, handing Senate control to Democrats and ousting the current majority leader. Jeffords’ decision to become an independent comes on the heels of his turbulent relationship with the […]

New Weezer CD lacks geek touch

Pop-punk love songs are fast becoming a music staple, and Weezer’s third album – simply titled Weezer – submits to the sure-fire popularity of the band’s catchy retro style. The new album rarely strays from blueprint pop, keeping with the geek-rock formula that Weezer has helped develop. Comparisons to early Elvis Costello are hardly anything […]

Jeffords defection presents challenge to Bush agenda

By Zeb Eckert U-WIRE Washington Bureau May 25, 2001 One day after Vermont Senator James Jeffords left the GOP, Democrats are preparing to take control of the Senate — a shift in power that could set back President Bush’s legislative agenda. With six months of Republican domination in both houses of Congress and the White […]

Summer fun in the city

Those lazy, hazy days of summer are upon us. For most GW students, that means packing up the minivan, hugging the roommate goodbye and hightailing it out of Foggy Bottom. Yet many students remain in the District through June, July and August for internships, jobs and classes. While all this work may sound like it […]