April 29, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 64

Stories from the April 29, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Students have mixed reactions to speaker

Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons will keynote GW’s Commencement May 19 on the Ellipse, GW announced Monday. Simmons became the first black president of an Ivy League school when she took over at Brown University last year. Simmons, a child of Texas sharecroppers and great-great granddaughter of slaves, wrote a 1993 report that became […]

Ross calls for negotiations

Ambassador Dennis Ross mostly blamed Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat for the Palestinians’ plight and denounced Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s military tactics before a crowd of about 75 students Sunday in the Marvin Center. Students in attendance said they were disappointed the event was not more of a forum on the issues. “Palestinians are […]

A different kind of game

GW’s basketball teams didn’t have much of a postseason this year, but non-sport organizations have created a stir in national competitions. GW’s Kendo club, ballroom dancing, mock trial and trivia bowl teams are some of the student groups that brought national attention to GW this spring. The Kendo Club won second place at the Harvard […]

Malik awarded teaching prize

Professor Arun S. Malik called on professors to spend more time mentoring students as he accepted the annual 2002 Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Teaching Award Friday in the Media and Public Affairs building. In his acceptance speech, Malik, a tenured associate professor of economics, explained to the sparsely filled auditorium that his teaching philosophy is […]

Staff editorial: Quit stalling

Now that the University has offered an updated amenities package that includes Zoning Commission requests for clearer language, it is up to residents to clarify their demands and stop stalling the opening of the Elliott School of International Affairs. Local residents have two weeks to agree to the package or once again ask for more. […]

Ravens coach talks business

Baltimore Ravens Head Coach Brian Billick gave students tips on leadership strategies and lifelong success Thursday morning in professor Lisa Delpy Neirotti’s sports management and marketing classes. About 30 students came to the event, which was held in a Hall of Government classroom and open to all students. Billick spoke of the importance of possessing […]

Staff editorial: Implement security

While one has to wonder why campus officials did not think of it sooner, University Police and the Music Department have agreed on a logical plan to combat a recent rash of instrument thefts. Since administrators say cost is not an issue in installing new equipment – which could include security cameras and GWorld card […]

Beyond GW

Former students linked to Sept. 11 attacks Two former California State University-Sacramento students were charged last week with aiding the suspected 20th hijacker Zacarias Moussaoui enter the United States before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The two former students, Sejarahtul Dursina and her husband, Yazid Sufaat, are accused of providing Moussaoui with a fake job […]

Inside our pages: Forthcoming sources yield better reports

As a general rule in life, I’ve learned that people who are open and honest about what they think are generally more trustworthy than ones who are closed and reserved. It is a simple concept but, for one reason or another, one people tend to ignore when reporters call them. When a person’s name is […]

Letters: Cover club sports

Aside from the GW men’s club lacrosse team’s schedule being posted on The Hatchet’s Web site, GW club sports teams are rarely mentioned. While Division I sports are certainly exciting and newsworthy, a large portion of GW’s student population takes part in club sports programs which are also of interest to The Hatchet’s readers. These […]