February 21, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 47

Stories from the February 21, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff editorial: Lewis vs. Tyson

Although bringing Mike Tyson to D.C. constitutes the city taking the low moral ground on a controversial issue, the D.C. Boxing and Wrestling Commission’s vote supporting the license application of Tyson and opponent Lennox Lewis is the right move for an ailing District economy hit extraordinarily hard by recession after Sept. 11. The District’s tourism […]

Post executive lectures on newspaper trade

Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie, Jr. gave more than 50 students an inside look at one of the nation’s largest newspapers Tuesday night. His speech in the Marvin Dorothy Betts Theatre centered on how Sept 11 affected newsrooms across the country, the inner workings of The Post and where he thinks the news industry […]

Letter: Cox misunderstands

I was disappointed with an op-ed in the Feb. 14 edition of The Hatchet (“Greek policies split groups”). The op-ed was misleading and poorly researched. There is no “white Greek community.” The members of Interfraternity Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council sororities come from diverse backgrounds. And for the record, the presidents of all of the […]

Students mix beer and bible at LuLu’s bar

About 200 students packed Lulu’s Club Mardi Gras Tuesday night, sharply dressed with drinks in hand. What distinguished the scene from a typical Thursday night? The topic of conversation was God. The bar played host to the Newman Center’s Father Rob Panke for “Theology on Tap,” a free event for young adults to discuss religion. […]

Streep recounts acting career

Actress Meryl Streep told a sold-out Lisner Auditorium audience Monday night she once thought acting was “not a serious way to spend your life.” Streep talked about her life achievements in film, television and theater at the Smithsonian Associates-sponsored lecture, which also promoted her two new films scheduled for release in 2002. Michael Kahn, director […]

Tickets for gala undersell

With two days left until the Foggy Bottom Ball, the University has sold about 700 tickets to the function. That is enough to fill 65 percent of the function room’s 1,100-person capacity. Although officials compared the event to last year’s Inaugural Ball, the function is aimed at drawing a slightly smaller crowd. Last year’s ball […]

4-RIDE demand grows despite waits

University Police report student 4-RIDE use continues to increase this semester despite complaints of slow response times and a hijacked van incident last semester. Freshman Joel Nori, who lives in the Hall on Virginia Avenue, said he calls 4-RIDE about six times a week but ends up leaving before the van arrives about half of […]

Sorting methods cause mail delays

Late payment of bills, stale cupcakes and missed application deadlines are just some of the misfortunes GW students report this year because of late mail. “I don’t get my mail on time at all,” said sophomore Colleen O’Gara, a Strong Hall resident. “Anything sent to me as overnight mail takes at least four to five […]

SA voting goes online

Joint Elections Committee members said they expect voting in next week’s student government elections to be easier and more efficient than past years, when the ballot process was described as time consuming and disorganized. Students will vote online for Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board candidates Wednesday and Thursday, allowing them to […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Worker stabbed at Marvin Center

Posted 2:35 p.m. Feb. 21 — A construction worker was admitted to GW Hospital early Thursday morning after a co-worker reportedly stabbed him repeatedly in the chest in front of the Marvin Center, according to GW and police officials. The suspect has been identified but not apprehended, a Metropolitan Police Department spokesman said. According to […]