May 21, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 2

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

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 […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Reno addresses law school graduates

Former Attorney General Janet Reno urged graduates to become problem solvers and provide equal justice for all Americans at the 134th GW Law School Commencement Sunday. Recounting a feeling of near regret after she received a law degree 38 years ago, the first-ever female attorney general said a career in law is most valuable when […]

Graduates fill Union Station for Monumental Celebration

The setting bore a striking resemblance to past Monumental Celebrations. Like previous years, graduates clad in tuxedos and ball gowns sat around tables entertaining long-missed families. The band Odyssey again played tunes parents could move to, while a disc jockey mixed in Billboard top-40 songs modern enough to spark energetic dance circles. Little sisters again […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Housing crunch fails to surprise some

Local apartment building employees said this year’s Foggy Bottom housing crunch is no different than past years, although students may think there is a housing shortage in the area. Some apartments around campus remain available, and apartment management said students should be persistent in their efforts to find housing. The Statesman at 2020 F St. […]

DCD: Moving out and moving on

Thurston Dining Hall Wednesday, May 16, 2001 5:30 p.m. My room in Thurston Hall still looks the same – 318. It is still too tiny to accommodate four people. But the bathroom definitely seemed smaller than when I lived there. The hall still smells the same, too. The distinctive mix of disinfectant, sweat and years […]

University honors alumni

The GW Alumni Association awarded five Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards Saturday night in front of a group of GW officials, alumni, former Student Association presidents and the University’s board of trustees. Former U.S. ambassador to China Joseph W. Prueher, healthcare specialist Frederick L. Brown, corporate lawyer Dee J. Kelly, naval veteran Ronald J. Zlatoper and […]