February 20, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 45

Stories from the February 20, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Column: GW’s PR conspiracies

GW has had a number of claims to fame recently: inaugural activities, a celebrity basketball game, hospitalizing Vice President Dick Cheney, and then a few weeks later the White House gunman, and the usual campus activities. Since GW serves as a central location and is the second-largest property owner in the District, its facilities frequently […]

DCD: Schmoozing with the Bergs

February 15, 2001 GW President Trachtenberg’s house 6 p.m. “President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and Francine Zorn Trachtenberg request the pleasure of your company.” Wow, a week ago Trachtenberg was just a guy I’d talked to a few times for some quotes, now he was inviting me, an assistant news editor, to his house for a […]

Column: The reality of the AIDS epidemic

Despite new treatments, a wide understanding of how it is spread and a collective sense that the worst is behind us, the AIDS crisis is by no means over. The horrors of AIDS could only be beginning. Nowhere is the AIDS crisis more acute than in the slums and refugee camps of sub-Saharan Africa, the […]

GW defense smoothes over a rough shooting performance

While neither team shot particularly well in the Colonials’ 58-41 win over conference rival Massachusetts Friday night at the Smith Center, it was GW’s strong defense that made the difference. The defense forced 25 turnovers for easy transition baskets and held UMass’ Kathy Coyner to just six points. Despite guards Kristeena Alexander and Corrin Reid […]

Staff Editorial: Resigned to shortages

Sixteen of this year’s 82 Community Facilitators resigned their posts this year – the Community Living and Learning Center is no longer dealing with a coincidence. GW has a problem on its hands. So far, four more CFs have resigned this year than during all of last year, and there are still three months left […]

Rocked early, GW falls in rubber game

The GW men’s baseball team lost two of three games to host UNC-Wilmington at Brooks Field last weekend. The Colonials lost an 8-4 rubber match Sunday afternoon after splitting a Saturday doubleheader with the Seahawks. The opening weekend was the start of the team’s seven-game road trip to begin the season. The Colonials face James […]

Sweet November leaves sour taste

A good romance draws tears, but in the case of Sweet November (Warner Bros.), the dominant emotion the audience feels is nausea. The overwrought sentimentality of cute, cuddly animals and fatherless children combine with a by-the-numbers style that contributes to its ultimate downfall. Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) plays Nelson Moss, a work-obsessed San Francisco advertising […]

Staff Editorial: Policy politics

University administrators and faculty have been busy filling in the details of the latest proposal for a sexual harassment policy covering all members of the GW community. This process, which has dragged on for years, has finally produced a result. The new draft policy is a move in the right direction because it includes a […]

Polo scores a win on last-second goal

The GW women’s water polo team (2-2) beat Bucknell University and host Villanova University in two close games Saturday, but were beaten badly by defending Eastern Conference champion Princeton University. The thriller of the weekend came in GW’s 10-9 win over Bucknell, when freshman Vanessa Fravel scored with seven-tenths of a second remaining to defeat […]

Thiebaud gets just desserts

Serving up thickly painted cakes, pies and slices of past Americana culture, Californian artist Wayne Thiebaud tempts art and dessert lovers alike in a new exhibit, “Wayne Thiebaud: A Paintings Retrospective,” showing at The Phillips Collection through April 29. Famous for his still-life paintings of toys, candies and confections, Thiebaud offers visitors a wide variety […]