January 22, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 37

Stories from the January 22, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Hypnotist awes crowd

A body-building competition, Tarzan impersonation and the New York City Ballet performed by students who never imagined they had such talent drew big laughs at hypnotist Tom DeLuca’s Welcome Week performance Thursday night. DeLuca welcomed the Lisner Auditorium audience by asking, “Are you ready for some mental gymnastics?” He made students believe they were fishing, […]

Finding Forrester falls short of potential

Two unlikely heroes, in the shadow of Yankee Stadium, discover themselves through each other. This is the central theme of Finding Forrester (Columbia Pictures), the uplifting story of a reclusive author and a young basketball star with a hidden talent for writing. Finding Forrester has a remarkable tale to tell but at times lacks the […]

Clinton bids farewell

SUITLAND, Md. – Former president Bill Clinton bid farewell to the military, his staff and the public at Andrews Air Force Base in Suitland, Md., and reflected on the transience of power in America before a final ride on the Special Air Mission 2800 to the Clintons’ home in New York Saturday. “The whole nature […]

Scofield gives new look to jazz

For the past thirty-two years, John Scofield has played jazz, releasing at least one album nearly every year. Over that time, he has experimented with a variety of jazz styles, from the acid-jazz of the early seventies to the funk sound of the Miles Davis Band in the late eighties. In recent years he has […]

Bush, Cheney honor veterans at GW

President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney joined a host of dignitaries in honoring U.S. veterans at the Smith Center Friday. The event, one of the first in the inauguration celebration, was moved from the D.C. Stadium Armory to GW because the Inaugural Committee needed a larger venue, said Gretchen King, director of […]

Seeking common ground

More than 50 years after the last battle of WWII, thousands of veterans find themselves in a new battle. Many of the veterans a new World War II memorial aims to honor have launched a fight against its construction. On the front lines of this battle is a 1951 GW graduate, retired Army Cpl. John […]

GW: no spirit needed

GW does not have a sports following like the University of North Carolina, Duke or Florida State universities. Colonial fans do not enroll to paint themselves blue or camp out in the cold for tickets. Many GW students come to D.C. to experience all the exciting social and political aspects of life in the capital. […]