September 4, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 8

Stories from the September 4, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff Editorial: Caution on Campus

A fundamental responsibility of government – and of the University – is to protect the lives of those in its care. Creating or perpetuating dangerous conditions runs counter to that goal. Construction on and around GW’s campus has created hazards to the University community and local residents. Other pre-existing conditions along the streets of Foggy […]

Staff Editorial: Book smart

Lines at the GW Bookstore are nothing new. And they probably will not disappear in the future. But what has improved over recent years are the strategies the bookstore employs to deal with the crush of students. These new policies have eased congestion and helped students cope with what can be a stressful experience. As […]

Letter to the Editor: Callous coverage

After reading Russ Rizzo’s column about how The GW Hatchet strove to portray the brutal murder of student Jonathan Rizzo sensitively (“Covering a GW tragedy responsibly,” Aug. 27, p. 4), I had to scrape my jaw up from the floor. Who is he kidding? While the article that paid tribute to who Jonathan was did […]

Column: Keeping up with changes

GW’s campus is going through a renewal of sorts this year. New residence halls, new fields, new eating options, new 8 a.m. classes for freshmen. To keep up with the pace, we here at The Hatchet are rolling out some changes of our own. And we hope you notice. First off, you will see my […]

Cell phones facilitate campus, city life of GW students

Ten years ago, the sight of someone talking on a cell phone would prompt curiosity and awe. Prominent businessmen and doctors seemed to be the only ones with the financial means and use for them. But in 2001, cell phones are becoming ubiquitous. Although these miraculous gadgets evoke scorn when they disrupt a class, a […]

Bands honor godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown

Do ya’ll like to dance? Hell, yeah! Do ya’ll like to party? Hell, yeah! Chuck Brown is the godfather of Go-Go, and who could turn down a chance to party with the man himself on his birthday? Several artists gathered last Friday at the 9:30 Club to honor Brown. The sold-out show featured a variety […]

Chappelle delights with off-color humor

Comedian and actor Dave Chappelle entertained a sold-out Smith Center with jokes about the devil, drugs, private parts and love Saturday, as part of GW’s Welcome Week festivities. In a performance marked more for its unplanned distractions, including a student caught videotaping and crowd objections to a new GW mascot, Chappelle kept the laughs coming […]

Colonials split at D.C. Cup

The GW men’s soccer team showcased an offensive arsenal this weekend, amassing nine goals in an opening match against Howard. But the team undermined the effort with a scoreless performance in Sunday’s championship game against American. American defeated GW 1-0 and won the first annual D.C. Collegiate Cup at Harbin Field in Georgetown. GW’s Matt […]

GW crowd challenges Dr. Drew

GW hosted its very own “Loveline” Thursday evening in Lisner Auditorium, when Dr. Drew Pinsky doled out expert advice to an audience of almost 1,000 sexually curious students. The evening was filled with laughter and good fun, and the theme of the night was somewhat like the Destiny’s Child song “Independent Women.” GW women raised […]

U-WIRE: Wrong to judge on race

(U-WIRE) DURHAM, N.C. – There is a major revolution happening so slowly that hardly anyone has noticed. Affirmative Action is in serious trouble at universities across the country, and it’s about time. Monday’s federal appeals court ruling against the University of Georgia’s preferential admissions policy was another major defeat for proponents of Affirmative Action. The […]