November 30, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 31

Stories from the November 30, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW gender gap remains wide

GW lags behind the national average for female faculty members, but University officials said they have seen drastic improvements in recent years. The percentage of female faculty at GW is five percentage points behind the Department of Education’s 1997 average of 36 percent female faculty nationwide, according to University statistics for the 1999-2000 school year. […]

One Day In September tries to redefine documentary

With Israeli-Palestinian tensions flaring, One Day In September, a new documentary from director Kevin MacDonald, could not be more timely. The film, which seeks to redefine the way documentaries are seen, is a look at the 1972 Palestinian terrorist attack at the Munich Olympic Games. The film opens with clips from a 1970s travel video […]

Burt pushes for election reform

Student Association President David Burt sometimes feels like President Bill Clinton dealing with a Republican majority Congress when he works with the SA Senate. Almost one full semester into his presidency, Burt said he has several ideas on how to make the SA more efficient, including plans to improve future elections. But members of the […]

Willis’ Unbreakable proves to be unbearable

Quality sophomore projects are rare in the movie industry. For M. Night Shymalan, creator of last year’s box office sensation The Sixth Sense, shaking free of beginner’s luck has proven difficult. The Sixth Sense captured audiences worldwide, becoming one of the most popular movies of recent history and quickly making Shymalan one of the most […]

UPD arrests wanted fugitive

Last week several University Police officers arrested a fugitive on the FBI’s most wanted list who has eluded the FBI for 11 years, UPD Director Dolores Stafford said. UPD apprehended a man who called himself Antonio Freeman at about 6 p.m. Nov. 21 outside Tower Records on 21st Street, between H and I streets after […]

GW’s Forbidden Planet Productions puts on Stoppard play

It is not often that one sees Hamlet in vinyl pants. But this weekend, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead offers just that. Sharp, dry wit combines with overt sexuality to form a comedy that is simultaneously high- and low-brow in this unique interpretation of Tom Stoppard’s new classic, put on by GW’s Forbidden Planet Productions. […]

MSA honors holy month

Muslim Students Association members enjoyed an array of foods from the House of Kabob Monday after fasting for the first day of the holy month of Ramadan. The dinner at sundown broke the day’s fast, called iftar in Arabic, which marks the beginning of Ramadan. The Muslim students gathered to pray in the Marvin Center […]

Classifieds (11/30)

Classified Ads ANNOUNCEMENTS General HOUSING Sublets FOR SALE Computers General Health Travel Tutoring OPPORTUNITIES Donors General EMPLOYMENT Full Time Internships, Paid On Campus Part Time

RHA votes for sophomore priority in housing lottery

The Residence Hall Association passed a housing lottery proposal Monday to give rising sophomores first pick for rooms in selected resident halls. If the Community Living and Learning Center approves the plan, it will become the policy for the 2001-2002 housing lottery. Under the plan, rising sophomores would choose from rooms in Aston, Crawford, Francis […]

Muslims fast, pray during Ramadan

As you’re waking up at four o’clock in the morning to drink some water and eat a light breakfast, you begin cramming for that chemistry final exam later that morning. You then go without the pleasures of food or drink until dusk, and soon finals week has become an ultimate test of will, as much […]