November 13, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 7

Stories from the November 13, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Elevator fall scares student

Adams Hall resident Ian McClatchey said he was rattled and dazed after falling four floors in the residence hall’s elevator Nov. 1, but University officials claim he was never in danger. The incident came only months after an independent inspector examined all campus elevators and University officials worked to ensure that problems with the elevators […]

Naked

Exhibitionism can tingle with pleasure and power, says visiting human sciences Professor Elizabeth Grosz. She defies any notion of dusty academia, honing in on subjects labeled perverted in stodgier circles. Her scholarship is fleshy and fascinating – penetrating the realm of the sexual, the corporeal, the naked. GW’s human sciences program – the only one […]

GW repairs campus elevators

Improvements to campus elevators were made this summer after GW administrators hired an independent elevator inspector to examine elevators in all University buildings. Repairs were made to elevators in Adams, Crawford and Ross halls, although glitches are still being ironed out, according to facilities project manager Charlie James. Despite the University’s efforts, a student claimed […]

Noise and funk add new facet to musicals

It defies the stereotypical idea of a musical. It boasts no sweet ballads, crazy love affairs or, for that matter, dialogue. But the energy and flair of “Bring In `Da Noise, Bring In `Da Funk” redefines the musical. Stomping, jumping, tapping, drumming and pounding, “Bring In `Da Noise” is an amazing presentation of endless motion […]

Students targeted in financial scam

Three international students have reported being the targets of a series of financial scams on campus this fall, according to University Police Director Dolores Stafford. Stafford said the three students were approached on the street and enticed into a cash scam. “They’re looking for people they perceive they can talk into something,” Stafford said. One […]

Hoffman, Travolta prove a perfect duo in Mad City

Mad City (Warner) may be a film about hostages, but it does not make audience members feel like hostages. Crisply-paced and cleverly-plotted, this contemporary thriller parallels the excitement of the journalist-as-opportunist theme in Billy Wilder’s The Big Carnival, also called Ace in the Hole (1951). Like Wilder’s noir-ish masterpiece, the new film is as cynical […]

Students examine campus diversity

On the same day GW hosted the White House Conference on Hate Crimes, students representing a wide cross-section of backgrounds and beliefs discussed diversity on campus during the third Issues Awareness Night. Monday night’s forum was held to create a better understanding of diversity at GW and to foster a dialogue between student leaders, said […]

Horoscopes

SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 21) Think you’re right on course on your way to graduation? Make sure you get a balance sheet because you may be missing classes you don’t even know about. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Remember to hit the star key followed by the pound key so all of your CRNs will be processed […]

News Briefs

GW presents second Kalb Report Friday The second forum in “The Kalb Report: Ethics in Journalism” will be held at the National Press Club Friday at 8 p.m. The topic of the discussion is truth in journalism. Panelists include New York Times Washington Bureau Chief Mike Oreskes; NBC News national correspondent Gwen Ifill; USA Today […]

Film creatively intertwines diverse aspects of life

One Night Stand (New Line Cinema), the latest from director Mike Figgis, tries to unite vastly differing aspects of life, such as a fatal disease and adultery, into one story. Surprisingly, it works. Wesley Snipes (Murder at 1600) plays Max Carlyle, a Los Angeles-based commercial director who is in New York on business. While visiting […]