September 4, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 8

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

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 […]

Arts: Hatchet gets personal with Chappelle

The Hatchet chatted with Dave Chappelle about his days as a class clown, his career, plans for the future and weed before his GW performance Saturday. Here’s the transcript. Hatchet: You’re from D.C. right? Chappelle: Yeah, a little hometown action. H: When’s the last time you were here, for “Killing Them Softly?” C: You know […]

Local schools improve enrollment prediction

Local university officials said they will adjust their admissions process next year to avoid enrollment surprises and overpopulated campuses. This year, GW, the University of Maryland and Howard University reported a larger-than-average freshman class yield, or percent of accepted students who enroll. “Clearly we’re going to have to make some adjustments,” Howard spokeswoman Donna Brock […]

Women’s soccer breaks tradition with opening day victory

The new Mount Vernon field brought a bit of good luck for the GW women’s soccer team Tuesday, as it won its home opener for the first time since head coach Tanya Vogel arrived as a student in 1992. The back-and-forth battle with Howard (2-1) resulted in a 4-3 win for the Colonials. Sophomore Meggan […]

Freshmen adjust to new housing

Freshmen living in traditionally upperclassman residence halls this year said they do not mind living away from the majority of their classmates. GW freshmen traditionally live in Thurston, Lafayette and Mitchell halls, and, more recently, the Hall on Virginia Avenue. A record 2,550 freshmen enrolled at GW this fall, Housing Services placed freshmen in non-traditional […]

Dave Chappelle hits it hard

Up-and-coming young comedian Dave Chappelle returned to D.C. to perform at GW’s Smith Center on Sept. 1 for Welcome Week. The D.C. native took a few minutes before the show to talk about his comedic style and his mission as a comedian. “I may not be funny, but will make sure you will always remember […]

Student alleges MPD assault

Metropolitan Police arrested a Sigma Alpha Epsilon member early Friday morning for allegedly assaulting an officer after an altercation that resulted in injuries. The student, a junior and officer in the fraternity who wished to remain anonymous, said an MPD officer assaulted him unprovoked outside the fraternity’s house. He said the officer hit him in […]