October 12, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 19

Stories from the October 12, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

IFC seeks higher fraternity GPA’s

The Interfraternity Council announced the schedule of events for its annual Greek Week at its meeting Tuesday evening. IFC President Jay Levin also discussed a new fraternity initiative to improve the academic standards of the GW Greek community. Greek Week is traditionally a time for Greeks to get together and have fun, said Adam Zambuto, […]

Georgetown wins third straight in cross-town rivalry

The Georgetown Hoyas defeated the GW volleyball team 3-1 Wednesday night at the Smith Center, handing the Colonials (14-4) their third consecutive loss to their cross-town rivals. Where GW stepped up its play in Ohio last weekend – in the outside hitter position – the Colonials were unable to put the ball down in key […]

GW van offers exams on the go

The GW Hospital makes mammograms more accessible with the GW MammoVan, a van that houses a mammogram testing facility. The hospital’s Breast Care Center has leased the van from the Cancer Research Foundation of America since 1996. The visibility (of the van) is important, said Shari Campbell, executive associate of the Mobile Mammography Program, which […]

Exploring the deep depths of the Titanic oceanliner

Almost nine decades ago, in the middle of a silent April night, the Titanic collided with an iceberg in the chilly North Atlantic Ocean during her maiden voyage. After the chaos that ensued, the inky abyss of the sea killed more than 1,000 people and ultimately claimed the opulent symbol of the Titanic. Once lively […]

Dining Services presents plan

GW Dining Services officials announced a plan Tuesday to fight long lines and improve the speed of food service at J Street, Dine-A-Vision and Marvin Center ground floor stations. The plan centers on employee training and product selection, according to a Dining Services press release. The plan specifically targets the Pan Geos stations, four of […]

Moonshine Over America touches down at Buzz

For too long now, Great Britain has dominated the dance music scene. Most of the big names behind the turntables, such as Paul Oakenfold, Sasha and John Digweed, all make the United Kingdom their home. But America is also rapidly growing its own crop of top-name DJs. They can be found in clubs and parties […]

GW Pride comes out, seeks gay awareness

GW Pride members and gay, lesbian and bisexual students celebrated National Coming Out Day Wednesday, gathering in front of the Marvin Center to make students aware of gay, lesbian and bisexual issues. Under a rainbow of balloons, GW Pride members talked to students about upcoming events and handed out pamphlets and other resources from national […]

Basketball player hosts food drive

GW basketball player SirValiant Brown will host a food drive Friday night to benefit local charities. Brown will host the event to help So Others Might Eat, a homeless shelter located at 71 O St., NW, that offers food, clothing, housing and job training. Last year I was seeing so many homeless people and I […]

Generic gets freaky in Signs of Life

Hatchet rating: 3.5 hatchets If P. T. Barnum, a psychotic gynochologist, Henry James, his lesbian, masochistic sister Alice, her lover/nurse, an abusive mental hospital warden and a cast of freaks all walked into a bar, Signs of Life, The Generic Theater Company’s newest production, would be the punch-line. The play, written by Joan Schenkar, centers […]

Executive looks at eBay success

Pierre Omidyar, founder and chairman of internet auction powerhouse eBay Inc., spoke with GW business students about the past, present and future of eBay and the technology industry Wednesday afternoon. After receiving GW’s School of Business and Public Management Entrepreneur of the Year Award at a luncheon earlier in the day, Omidyar spent his afternoon […]