February 11, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 44

Stories from the February 11, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Gymnastics places last at UNC

North Carolina dominated the scoreboard Saturday night with wins on the vault, balance beam and floor exercise, beating out visiting schools Bowling Green and last-place finisher GW. UNC senior Monica Middleton won the all-around competition with a 39.050, while teammate Anna Wilson finished second with a 38.700. UNC took four of the top five places […]

Women’s tennis splits on new courts

The GW women’s tennis team split a home weekend, getting swept by visiting American Sunday after trouncing James Madison 6-1 Saturday. The team improves to 2-2 as it gets set to host Maryland-Baltimore County Sunday in the third of a six-match home stand. American moved to 1-0 with a 6-0 sweep inside the bubbled tennis […]

GW finds records of Enron’s Ken Lay

GW’s Department of Human Resources located a record last week that indicates former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay taught economics at GW as an associate professor from 1970-72, GW spokesman Eric Solomon said. The Hatchet inaccurately reported last week that the Economics Department had no record of Lay’s employment. Solomon said Human Resources Director Tom Rodgers […]

Former professor says his lawsuit harms GW

A former computer engineering professor who sued GW when he was denied tenure a decade ago says that a court ruling that denied him a position at GW harms the University. But GW officials disagree. Apostolos Kakaes, a former professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, was denied tenure in 1993. He then […]

Jazz Legend performs at WRGW

More than 100 GW students, families and D.C. residents packed the hallway outside the WRGW radio studio in the Marvin Center basement Sunday morning, hoping to catch a glimpse of legendary vocalist Tony Bennett. Bennett, 75, was a guest at GW’s radio station on the “Capital Jazz Show,” a weekly program of music and conversation […]

SA, PB, Marvin Center governing board prep for elections

Candidates for Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board leadership positions are waiting for Student Judicial Services approval before they officially begin to campaign for the Feb. 27-28 elections. But Joint Election Committee members said poor publicity has prevented many would-be candidates from finding out about the application deadlines. Sophomore Daniel Greenspan and […]

A&M withholds yearbook

Criticism has been lodged at the Florida A&M University administration from free press activists and students for prohibiting the distribution of the 2000-01 Rattler yearbook last spring. They allege the university violated students’ constitutional right to freedom of speech. “The university completely ignored the First Amendment limitations,” said Mark Goodman, executive director of the Student […]

Nixon advisers speak at ESIA

Nearing the 30th anniversary of former President Richard Nixon’s groundbreaking visit to China, former Nixon administration National Security Council members met at GW Friday to discuss the historic implications of the 1972 visit. The three officials discussed the trip’s significance in international politics and shared anecdotes from the trip, in front of a standing room-only […]

Around Campus

Trachtenberg, ESIA to lecture on terrorism The Elliott School of International Affairs and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s International Studies Division will host a discussion of “State-Sponsored Terrorism: Fashioning New Responses,” on Feb. 25 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Allan Gerson, co-director for peacebuilding and development at GW, will lecture in the Ronald Reagan building’s 5th […]

Nation In Brief

Sharon ‘concerned’ about U.S. operations in Middle East In a meeting with President George W. Bush last week, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said he is concerned about the ramifications for Israel if the United States attempts to overthrow Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. “We still have a U.S. policy of regime change because we believe […]