September 4, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 8

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

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 […]

U-Wire Brief

President Bush prepares for busy fall President George W. Bush returned to Washington Aug. 30 from almost a month at his Texas ranch, one of the longest sojourns of a sitting president. His return comes on the eve of Congress’s arrival and the beginning of what is expected to be an intense exchange over his […]

Campus Briefs

Kappa Sigma plans Jon Rizzo memorial service The Kappa Sigma fraternity will host a candlelight vigil for Jonathan Rizzo Friday at 8 p.m. on Kogan Plaza. “We wanted to do something to include the whole community and give us a sense of closure,” Kappa Sigma President Jon Guidroz said. “We want to let people know […]

Interns defend reputation

It used to be a title of prestige, but the recent four-month scandal involving Rep. Gary Condit (D-Calif.) and missing Chandra Levy has dropped “Washington intern” another rung on the ladder of credibility. Levy, 24, from Modesto, Calif., was last seen April 30 after her internship at the U.S. Bureau of Prisons ended. Her disappearance […]