January 22, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 38

Stories from the January 22, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Another ZBT?

The return of Sigma Alpha Mu to GW brings with it some perplexing points in need of clarification. Ultimately it is the Interfraternity Council’s decision whether to permit Sigma Alpha Mu’s re-entrance on campus, but allowing the group to rush and recruit new members without first being recognized by the University is a break from […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Fraternity raises funds for MLK statue

With dozens of monuments scattered across the District, no black American has been honored with a monument the way Lincoln, Washington or Roosevelt have. But Martin Luther King Jr. will soon be the first when a memorial in his name is constructed to commemorate his efforts in the civil rights movement. In 1998, President Clinton […]

MLK Day after Sept. 11

The nation paused Monday to remember Martin Luther King Jr. and his passionate struggle for civil rights. The principles King fought for remain relevant to our daily lives. Thankfully, great strides have been made since the 1968 assassination of the man who dreamed of a nation and world where civil rights reign over oppression, prejudice […]

Inside our pages: Hatchet faces Web Reality

There is little doubt that the age of the internet is upon us. With this comes faster, more convenient means of getting information. But the added luxury does come with some inconveniences, too, as our Web readers found out when they logged onto our Web site last week. The Hatchet has been forced to enter […]

Nation in Brief

Tape containing alleged terrorists released A videotape containing apparent “martyrdom messages” from five men linked to the al Qaeda terrorist organization was released last week by the Justice Department. The tape was recovered in the rubble left from the home of top Osama bin Laden aide Muhammad Atef, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced during a […]

Poor timing

The recent proposal by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s right wing government to allow Jews to once again visit the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem should not be implemented at this time. You would be hard pressed to find a more ardent supporter of Israel than I am, but this plan would […]

Stealing music

In the light of the recent thefts of musical instruments on the GW campus, the administration must face several important questions. How will the University compensate the music department and the students who have had instruments stolen? In The Hatchet’s Jan. 17 article, “Thieves Steal Instruments,” UPD Director Dolores Stafford said that Risk Management would […]

Right ads?

In its continuing attempt to test the waters of tolerance in the community it claims to serve, The GW Hatchet has once again acted in an intolerably irresponsible manner. For once, this act was not a written article or opinion. Instead, it was a glossy, color-filled pamphlet contained within the Jan. 17 edition advertising Lulu’s […]

Around Campus

ANC to vote on HWC time restrictions Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Jeff Marootian, a GW graduate student, hopes to introduce legislation Wednesday that would eliminate the biggest obstacle to allowing GW to keep the fitness center open later and allow more people to use the facility. The legislation, on Wednesday’s temporary agenda, would reverse the group’s […]

Avantgarde solo artists miss mark

John Scofield comes highly recommended. His back catalog includes work with Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis. Uberjam (Verve), his most recent effort, is an eclectic mix of world-jazz tunes brought to the fore by an energetic backing band. Scofield is a talented man indeed, but he may have misplaced his ability on this […]