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Broken water main leaves residents without water

Traffic slowed as rusty water ran through H Street from a broken water main Thursday morning outside the Schenley residence hall.

The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority was repairing a fire hydrant in front when the main was hit, Associate Director of Property Management
Services Courtney Flaherty said.

She said Miss Utility, which is responsible for marking the utility lines, “did not adequately mark the water main, and therefore, DCWASA hit it.”

Because the broken main is the only source of water to the Schenley and Crawford, the residence halls’ water was turned off from about 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Flaherty said. Students were not evacuated from the building.

-Julie Gordon

Fall Fest to feature Jimmy Eat World

Program Board officials said rock-punk band Jimmy Eat World will headline Fall Fest next Sunday as part of an effort to bring different music genres to campus. The theme for Fall Fest is “Superfest.” Rock band Sparta will open for Jimmy Eat World.

“We are trying to meet students’ needs,” PB Chair Bryan Gless said. “It’s only fair, after bringing four consecutive rap acts, to bring a rock act.”

Fall Fest, which will be held on the Quad from 12- 6 p.m. Sunday, features amusement rides, a barbecue and giveaways, including about 1,000 “Superfest” T-shirts.

GW hosts Democracy Day

The Graduate School of Political Management will host “Democracy Day” Tuesday to close National Civic Participation Week. The event features Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), journalist Helen Thomas, “Crossfire” hosts Tucker Carlson and Robert Novak, among others. McCain will speak from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., Helen Thomas from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and CNN hosts at 7 p.m., all in the Dorothy Betts Marvin theater.

GW on heightened alert for IMF, Word Bank meetings

GW has announced it will restrict access to University buildings next weekend during International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings to be held near campus. From Sept. 25 to 30, non-GW students will not be allowed in residence halls.

The IMF and World Bank meetings are scheduled for Sept. 28 and 29. Students whose families are visiting during this time must complete guest visitation forms with the Community Living and Learning Center. The form can be found on the CLLC Web site, www. gwired.gwu.edu/cllc, and at Housing Services in New Hall 107. The form deadline is Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m.

PSU presents panel of J Street workers

J Street workers will tell students what it is like to serve their food Tuesday at a special panel hosted by the Progressive Student Union called “What Is It Like to Work at J Street?” The panel, held Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Marvin Center third floor amphitheater, is open to all students.

CR’s host ‘Victory over Terrorism’ panel

The College Republicans will host a panel of experts to discuss terrorism and American policy after September 11 Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Funger Hall 108. The panel features former Secretary of Education and Drug Czar Dr. Bill Bennett, former CIA Director James Woolsey and Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer. The panel will discuss U.S. operations in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Iraq. It will be broadcast on CSPAN.

-Amanda Mantone

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