January 24, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 36

Stories from the January 24, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Got books? — staff editorial

In addition to the usual long lines, the GW Bookstore has been plagued by a textbook shortage that has disrupted many University classrooms. The reasons for the shortage are myriad. Bookstore officials blame miscommunication with publishers and orders of books that are not yet in print. Some professors fault the Bookstore for failing to stock […]

UPD investigates Aston Hall break-in

Several Aston Hall residents returned from winter break to find their laptop computers stolen, a University Police official said. Someone reportedly broke into at least seven rooms on various floors of the building and stole computers and computer paraphernalia, said Dolores Stafford, director of UPD. There were no obvious signs of a break-in. We are […]

Upcoming Games

Monday: no games scheduled Tuesday: no games scheduled Wednesday: MBBall vs. St. Bonaventure-7:30 p.m. Thursday: WBBall vs. La Salle-7 p.m.

GWIS2 blues

GWIS2 experienced maintenance difficulties beginning last Saturday and continuing all week, posing a major inconvenience for students wishing to use GW e-mail accounts, look-up faculty Web sites or utilize other GWIS2 resources. Last Saturday and Sunday, GWIS2 was down for more than 13 hours while Information Systems and Services replaced recalled parts. During that time, […]

Colonials gain King, lose Monroe, lose game

Perhaps one day the GW men’s basketball team will play a game with its full complement of guards. But despite the long-awaited return of junior guard Mike King, the Colonials went back to square one Wednesday night when freshman guard Chris Monroe was ejected five minutes in, and the remaining shooting guards – King and […]

Streak ends at 12

The GW women’s basketball team saw its 12-game winning streak come to an end Saturday as it lost 68-55 to Xavier. The loss gave the 24th-ranked Colonials (14-3, 5-1 A-10) a split in Ohio after the Colonials dominated an out-matched Dayton team 82-66 two days prior. In both games over the weekend, GW put both […]

Soundtrack delivers more than music

The words Hello, my name is Andy, and this is my soundtrack graces the cover of the Man on the Moon soundtrack (Warner Bros.) as well as a picture of Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman. The design and idea of the cover are simple, and the music is nothing you would expect. The soundtrack houses […]

Colonials fight Flyers with fire, but can’t finish

The Colonials (6-11, 0-4 in the Atlantic 10) lost again Saturday for the eighth time in the last 10 games and completed the second, three-game losing streak of the season. But with GW’s full cadre of guards playing a complete game for the first time since Dec. 8, 1999, all signs were positive that the […]

Minor problems detract from The Hurricane

A common debate has existed in Hollywood during the last decade – when a film is based on a true story, how much fact does the film actually contain? This same problem applies to director Norman Jewison’s latest film, The Hurricane (Universal). It is based on the life of one-time welterweight champion Ruben Hurricane Carter […]