February 12, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 43

Stories from the February 12, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff Editorial: Botched execution

With more than 60 percent of GW freshman participating in living and learning programs, the University must make strides to fulfill its promises of organized and effective programs. Two years ago, there were only three living and learning programs for freshmen: Politics and Values, Roots of Western Civilization and International Affairs. Today that number has […]

Men’s February Baseball Schedule

Feb. 17 at UNC-Wilmington (DH) Feb. 18 at UNC-Wilmington Feb. 20 at James Madison Feb. 23 at UNC-Charlotte Feb. 24 at UNC-Charlotte Feb. 25 at UNC-Charlotte

Les Claypool leaps into the jam music scene

Since the mid-’80s, Les Claypool has etched his mark on a variety of musical genres. He tried out for Metallica, but was turned away by lead-singer James Hetfield for being “too good.” He made guest appearances on albums by the gravel-voiced cult icon Tom Waits. Claypool’s longtime band, Primus, came into the public eye in […]

Staff editorial: Just vote

In what has been an excruciating process, the Board of Zoning Adjustment delayed a vote on the GW campus plan for a second time Wednesday. Citing a need to review additional testimony and exhibits submitted by GW and the mayor’s Office of Planning, the board members will reconvene Feb. 13 to render a verdict on […]

Sun is the star of Aurora/2001

An unusual mix of dance, technology and music descends on GW’s Lisner Auditorium this week as Aurora/2001: Dance of the Auroras – Fire in the Sky makes its nationwide debut. The show, which plays Thursday and Friday, is a collaborative effort of choreographer Maida Withers and artists from around the world. Professor David Liban, director […]

SPOTLIGHT: Vocal groups crescendo on campus

The halls are alive with sound of music, with the songs they have sung for a hundred years . . . The campus is alive with the sound of music . . . and will sing once more. GW has returned to its musically active past after decades of supporting only a few singing ensembles. […]

Library, financial aide get boosts

The 4.4 percent tuition and fees increase GW announced last week will allow more funding for the Honors Program, Gelman Library, the Law School, financial aid and technology, University officials said. Daniel Small, director of Student Financial Aid, said an extra $6 million in funding will be put into the general pool for financial aid […]

DCD: Gallery hopping on a Friday night

February 2, 2001 R Street, NW 7 p.m. Having lived in the city for almost two years and seriously contemplated an art major, I was ashamed to say that I was unfamiliar with the term “First Friday.” All I knew was that it marked the first day of partying every month. I was informed that […]

Popular programs disappoint

More than half of GW freshmen participate in living and learning programs. Interest in a particular topic, a desire to fit in with a group and the security of housing are among the top justifications for student participation in the different communities. While membership is high – 60 percent of freshmen participate, according to the […]

GWUnited aims to diversify SA

Charging that Student Association senators are out of touch with the student body, students formed the GWUnited coalition to run candidates in the upcoming SA elections on a platform that aims to reform the way the SA operates. The GWUnited coalition members said they drew support from about 20 student groups, mostly cultural organizations, and […]