Students respond to current issues and debates.
Monday, November 18, 2002
Utopia, a small, artsy restaurant in Adams Morgan, currently houses the work of a rising young artist who unveiled his first "professional" art exhibit Tuesday at 8 p.m. Although this is the first time the public has been able to see his artwork, junior Ross Smirnoff has already made a name for himself at GW. Many students have encountered his art on campus and showed their support for him at the opening reception.
It is eight o'clock in the evening and most students are studying at Gelman, grabbing a quick bite to eat at J Street or finding a way to procrastinate on their schoolwork. But in Buliding XX and on the fourth floor of the Marvin Center, students are sobbing, laughing uncontrollably and even screaming.
As the weather in D.C. gets a little bit cooler with the onset of autumn, I wanted to find fun things to do around the city that are also located indoors. Thus began my journey to the Mall to visit the United States Botanic Gardens. Despite a nippy breeze and my lack of sufficient winter clothing, I decided to walk to the Mall from campus rather than take the Metro. It really wasn't too cold outside, and besides, I couldn't scrape together enough change from the sofa cushions to pay for a fare card.
Looking like a tiny treasure in a glass display case, this rich Italian restaurant holds its own across the street from The Palm and next to The Melting Pot and Georgetown Seafood Company. i Ricchi's simple elegance compliments its succulent and fresh gourmet dishes. The generously-filled breadbasket nearly makes appetizers unnecessary. Fresh foccacia topped with sun-dried tomatoes makes your mouth water at first sight and the traditional Italian bread is still warm from the oven.
Given the fact that we are at an academic institution, a hothouse of intellect, wisdom and learning, one would expect that every element of this great school would have been planned and implemented with a high degree of care. Throughout my year and a half here, I have born witness to the fact that this is emphatically not so. GW is plagued with many structural and design flaws indicating that those responsible for implementing them had the forethought and intelligence of an inflatable hippo.
Q: All my friends are going abroad except for me, which means that I'm getting all new roommates and that I'll have no one I can depend on. I'm really scared about what next semester will be like - I really don't want to start over, but what else can I do? -Miserable
The GW men's basketball team's last exhibition game Thursday night was supposed to be a tune-up for the team's young core of players but head coach Karl Hobbs took it one step further, giving nearly every player a chance to shake off the rust.
The GW volleyball team used its final match of the season to tune up for next weekend's Atlantic 10 tournament, having already clinched the No. 3 seed with a 3-1 home victory over Fordham Friday night.
"Put this season in the record books," head coach Deb Cane said after her teams turned in impressive finishes at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition in Canaan Valley, W.Va., Saturday.
The GW men's soccer team barely made it into last weekend's Atlantic 10 Tournament, but once they got there, they made history.
The GW swimming and diving teams lost a home meet to East Carolina University Saturday after the men's swimming team lost to Navy at the Smith Center Thursday. The losses overshadowed strong individual performances by the Colonials, who entered these meets after a split with visiting La Salle last Monday.
After weeks of scandal involving fraudulent expense reports, J.P. Blackford, a nine-year veteran of the Student Association senate, resigned his seat, citing scheduling constraints and recent Senate turmoil.
Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity officials said the organization is pursuing University recognition after re-colonizing at GW a little more than two weeks ago. While national fraternity officials said the group plans to send a letter to University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg regarding recognition this week, some GW Greek-letter officials said the group should slow its colonization process and follow the procedures most fraternities follow for gaining recognition.
A group of Foggy Bottom residents reported that the GW Hospital is disturbing the community and violating zoning orders because it accepts deliveries to its 24th Street loading dock outside allowed times.
The face of urban transportation is changing, with several companies offering revolutionary new options for car rental that are both economical and environmentally friendly.
SJT proposes trimester system University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg discussed the benefits of a "trimester system" that could improve the financial status and efficiency of the University in an address to a faculty assembly last Monday. Trachtenberg called for a working group of faculty, staff, trustees and students to study the implications of the trimester system.
U. Akron shooting worries students U. Wisconsin student dies of meningitis UC to spot-check extracurriculars of applicants New NCAA standards downplay SAT score
Students remember stabbing victim Helen Thomas speaks about White House years
More than 600 students from area universities along with D.C. residents piled into the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Saturday night to hear a live performance from the Beatnuts, an alternative hip-hop group.
A class of GW students are applying what they learned in Foggy Bottom and working to make Georgetown a tourism hot spot.
The newest group of Alpha Epsilon Pi hopefuls runs the same risk of other fraternities recently denied University recognition. Members of this group, already well into the colonization process, must be careful to follow IFC procedures if they want to come onto GW's campus, even if it means waiting a year or more before doing so.
Posted 7:33p.m. Nov. 18 (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON--The Supreme Court heard oral arguments last Wednesday for two cases that will determine to what extent states can go in publishing information about sex offenders to the public.
Posted 7:36 p.m. Nov. 18 (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON--U.N. weapons inspectors returned to Iraq Monday after a four-year hiatus, to resume biological, chemical and nuclear weapons inspections after Iraq accepted U.S. backed U.N. Resolution 1441 last Wednesday.
Posted 6:25 p.m. Nov. 19 (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON--Two weeks after Republicans recaptured the Senate, President George W. Bush has succeeded in gaining support for his judicial nominees from key Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.