November 18, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 31

Stories from the November 18, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

The anatomy of justice

This story is the second in a two-part series examining rape on campus Jessica Smithers, a GW senior, is still entrenched in civil and criminal litigation resulting from her rape in an off-campus Boston University Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house in October 1995. For the past year, she has flown back to Boston at least […]

Tons of blood and other flaws turn legend into strange film

Most know the story of Ichabod Crane, the Headless Horseman and the terrorized town of Sleepy Hollow. Tim Burton and writer Andrew Kevin Walker have made the classic tale deeper and darker, weaving their own subplots and adding to the narrative in their feature film, Sleepy Hollow (Paramount Pictures). Johnny Depp (Fear and Loathing in […]

Two one-acts successfully combine in `Blue Heart’

Caryl Churchill’s Blue Heart is a wonderful match of two one-act plays. The first, Heart’s Desire, plays on the element of surprise in narrative. The second of the set, Blue Kettle, pushes the barrier of language. Both one-acts succeed thanks to memorable acting and the inherent development present in Churchill’s writing. Heart’s Desire is extremely […]

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Local residents voice disdain about new campus plan proposal

The University unveiled its plan for expansion within campus boundaries during the next decade and received harsh criticism from the community at a hostile Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting Wednesday night. The campus plan, submitted to the ANC for review, is highlighted by several new proposed buildings for academic and administrative use, including the north side […]

WRGW reports stolen stereo

A $200 stereo was stolen from WRGW’s studios Tuesday, WRGW and University Police officials said. Jason Cohen, general manager of WRGW, said a brand new AIWA stereo was stolen Tuesday at about 5 p.m. He said WRGW reported the theft to UPD and Metropolitan Police. WRGW Producer Ian Spring briefly saw some suspicious movement when […]

GW anticipates new year at Convocation

The GW community celebrated the Millennium Convocation Tuesday in Lisner Auditorium, commemorating the year 2000 and the 200th anniversary of the District and George Washington’s death. We are bound together on this fragile planet – let us take a moment to pause. said Rev. Laureen E. Smith to the audience, containing more than 100 faculty […]

Leu seeks to restore student faith

Senior Caity Leu planned to spend the year heading the Student Association Senate as executive vice president. However, destiny stepped in, and she became president. Leu took over as president last week after the SA Senate removed Phil Meisner from the presidency, an unprecedented occurrence at GW. She will be installed officially Saturday, but the […]

Students learn about Jewish faith

Students should be aware that they are prime targets for religious missionaries wanting to change their beliefs, a speaker told students Tuesday at a discussion about the group Jews for Judaism. College campuses are places of large transition times in many students lives where they are constantly evaluating their beliefs, said Scott Hillman, the educational […]

Creating a neutral forum for speech at U. of Wisconsin

(U-WIRE) MADISON, Wis. – Once again the University of Wisconsin finds itself in the national spotlight as a defender against a First Amendment claim. In previous years, the battle was over the student speech code and the faculty code; the former was declared unconstitutional by a federal court, while the latter fell last year at […]