February 20, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 45

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

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 […]

GW seeks input on sex policy

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is prepared to pass a sexual harassment policy drafted by the University in January, but first wants input from the GW community, according to an e-mail he sent to faculty members. The University drafted a revised sexual harassment policy Jan. 3, using recommendations submitted by the Faculty Senate last May […]

GW makes splash at A-10

The men and women’s swimming and diving teams finished President’s Day weekend with a second-place finish for the women and a third-place finish for the men at the Atlantic 10 Championships held in Buffalo, N.Y. The men finished the competition in third behind Massachusetts and St. Bonaventure with a score of 478 points. The GW […]

SPOTLIGHT: The beat of the blues

“The blues goes to the heart because it comes from the heart,” -Booker T. Washington. Blues music conjures up images of smoky bar rooms and soulful voices. And while the Mississippi Delta is known as the birthplace of the blues, D.C. has a history rich with blues music. Blues music first developed from black field […]

GW revokes student leases

Students living in the 2109 F Street apartment building are being told to vacate May 31 after the University sent a letter Feb. 1 informing them of plans to convert the building into a residence hall. GW owns the building, which neighbors Guthridge Hall, and reserves the right to end leases at any time. Housing […]