January 16, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 35

Stories from the January 16, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW misses SMPA opening deadline

A race to finish the new School of Media and Public Affairs building by Tuesday fell short, forcing GW officials to reschedule more than 80 classes to rooms in Hillel, the Marvin Center and other campus buildings. The University plans to move all classes to the new facility Jan. 29. After receiving daily updates of […]

Drum & Tuba refuses to play by the rules

When Brian Wolff, the tuba player in the avant-garde trio Drums & Tuba, was asked by his record company to describe his band’s music, he was unsure how to answer. “This is one question which has plagued us,” he said. “We’ve been playing together for almost six years and I still can’t answer this question. […]

Traffic cuts to the chase

Drug use and drug trafficking have been major issues in American society and politics for years. In the new dramatic thriller Traffic, by director Steven Soderbergh (Out of Sight), the political and social aspects of the drug war in America are vividly and stylistically portrayed on screen. Traffic‘s story follows several characters whose lives are […]

Sean Thomas steps it up with new film

Who is Sean Patrick Thomas? Though his name may not immediately ring any bells, he’s got a face that you just know you’ve seen somewhere before. Around Hollywood Thomas immediately garners recognition by identifying himself simply as “the black guy, Cruel Intentions .” But this simple description does not encapsulate Thomas’ experience or his goals […]

Marvin Center construction enters new phase

Construction on several projects in the Marvin Center continued over winter break, despite ongoing permit delays. While parts of the projects continue to lag as GW awaits a permit to dig beneath ground level, workers began an expansion to the GW Bookstore and continued an expansion to Betts Theatre and renovations of the third-floor ballroom […]

Bookstore staff works to ease rush

Students returning to the GW Bookstore to buy books for second-semester classes will notice a few changes as Marvin Center construction gets underway and employees attempt to combat long lines typical of the first two weeks of class. At 3 p.m. Monday, the average line time was five to 15 minutes with 13 registers open. […]

GWMail, GWeb revised over break

Over winter break, computer technicians worked around the clock to upgrade internal systems and install a new internet server for the 30,000 students and faculty who access the Web through GW’s computer server, University officials said. The GWeb machine, which provides student services for registration, grades and other personalized information, was upgraded over winter break […]

News Brief

Underground fire causes explosions, residence hall evacuations GW officials evacuated Munson, JBKO and Madison halls Dec. 17 after an underground electric cable caught fire and caused at least two manhole covers to explode, said Bob Ludwig, assistant director of Media Relations. Power company officials did not know the exact location of the fire. Munson and […]

BZA postpones campus plan vote

The Board of Zoning Adjustment postponed its vote on GW’s campus plan and asked for more details about how the University will house students on campus and suggested that the plan may pass with a stricter enrollment cap at a Dec. 12 meeting. The board also asked the mayor’s Office of Planning to provide a […]