February 12, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 43

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

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 […]

Rush provides fraternity boost

Fraternity members said last week’s Spring Rush was successful despite a recent decline in interest for Greek-letter organizations on campus. “I think it’s hard to spark interest,” said Seth Rosenzeig, vice president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, whose G Street house was condemned in August. Jason Grunes, sergeant at arms for Phi Kappa Si, said fraternities […]

GW dukes out victory with Duquesne

The GW men’s basketball team responded to Thursday’s blowout loss at Temple with a dominating 92-66 win over Duquesne Sunday at the Smith Center. The Colonials win was marred by a fight that broke out with 13:45 remaining in the second half that saw ejections of GW’s Chris Monroe and Duquesne’s Kevin Forney – both […]

Diverse crowd performs at Hillel

Students gathered in GW’s Hillel Center to celebrate an evening of creativity, inspiration and diversity at the second annual Flavors of the World Thursday. The coffee house, organized by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and the Multicultural Intercollegiate Career Committee, featured contests, mingling, and an open-mic segment in which students offered different perspectives on diversity. […]

Column: Going deep inside the corn wars

At Taco Bell, an inconspicuous sign reading “Due to a national shortage of yellow corn we are temporarily substituting white corn shells for our tacos and tostadas” casts a long shadow over the pseudo-ethnic cuisine. The dark recesses of that shadow, in fact, encompass the entire GW community and a nation in crisis. A silent […]