June 11, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 3

Stories from the June 11, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Hobbs recruits player, coaches

Darrio Scott, a 6-foot-6 small forward from Virginia Episcopal School, signed with the GW men’s basketball team, Karl Hobbs announced June 6. Scott is the first recruit to be signed by Hobbs, who took over the program last month. Scott joins two other recruits, who were signed under former head coach Tom Penders. T.J. Thompson […]

Diary of a Geek Rocker

It’s a geek’s dream. Rocking out, a few feet from Weezer, with singer Rivers Cuomo himself standing so close that you can almost feel his breath as he sings. Who says dreams can’t come true? I stood gazing at giant “W” behind Weezer drummer Patrick Wilson, taking in the flash and pulse of “Say It […]

Column: Smith Center: not pretty, functional

OK freshmen, it’s time for some pre-season training. You should get familiar with the Smith Center, it will require your attention soon. The Smith Center is that sunken square-like building on 21st and G streets. It’s across the street from some fraternity houses, and it couldn’t be much uglier. To be fair, it’s not known […]

Editorial: Preventing sweatshop goods

The nearly three-year long struggle by GW students to pressure the University administration for a meaningful sweatshop policy has hit a temporary plateau with President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s most recent letter to the GW United Students Against Sweatshops. As The Hatchet has reported, students have fought for GW membership in the Worker Rights Consortium, an […]

GW offers options for non-varsity atheletes

GW has a decent ice hockey team. But the ice hockey team is not your run-of-the-mill athletic team. Ice Hockey is known as a club sport, which means it is a non-varsity, student-run organization. The team holds regular practice, competes with local colleges in the Mason-Dixon Collegiate Hockey Association and even plays a game at […]

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 last month. 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 […]

GW scrambles for beds

GW officials said they are negotiating with building owners around Foggy Bottom to find beds for a freshman class 300 students bigger than expected. There are 450 more freshmen than last year – the biggest enrollment jump in at least a decade. Of the 2,550 enrolled freshmen, 300 have no place to live at the […]


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Schools get more students than expected

GW is not alone planning ways to fit a large number of unexpected students onto its campus, as other area universities and market basket competitors report larger-than-expected freshmen classes. The University of Maryland now expects to enroll 465 more students than it planned, with a total 4,565 freshmen, said Jim Christensen, interim director of admissions. […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Court lifts GW enrollment cap

Friday, June 15 A U.S. District Court today lifted a GW undergraduate enrollment cap imposed by the District, allowing the University to admit its full freshman class in the fall. In the first victory of a larger legal fight between GW and the city, a judge also suspended restrictions on GW building projects for the […]