March 29, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 54

Stories from the March 29, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Quote of the Week

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg on the lawsuit brought by former Mount Vernon College faculty members who were fired when GW took over the financially struggling school: “I can feel bad for people but that doesn’t mean I have to employ everyone who needs a job.”

Fired MVC faculty sue for compensation

Former Mount Vernon College professors will seek compensation from GW in D.C. Superior Court Monday, charging that their contracts were violated when GW took over the campus in 1999. Filing suit against Mount Vernon College, which now exists only as a corporate entity with no financial assets, the professors seek about $5 million in lost […]

Construction delays continue on campus

A partial opening of the Health and Wellness Center originally scheduled for April 1 may never happen because of construction delays that have plagued projects at the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses throughout the academic year. The University awaits a partial occupancy permit that will allow it to open the weight room and racquetball […]

MPD seeks released thief

After releasing the suspect of a January robbery of a student in Corcoran Hall because of insufficient evidence, Metropolitan Police are again searching for 57-year-old Horace Lynwood Wyatt for his alleged involvement in the crime. MPD issued a March 8 warrant for the arrest of Wyatt, who police first captured several days earlier when officers […]

Senator presents Democratic tax plan

Former vice presidential candidate Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) detailed a plan to continue economic growth into the next decade to a crowd of about 300 GW students, administrators and faculty at a packed Media and Public Affairs auditorium Monday. The third-term senator criticized President George W. Bush’s tax plan in the speech televised nationally on […]

Generic gives a lesson in high comedy

Starting Thursday night, Lisner Downstage will host the Generic Theatre Company’s laudable interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s Importance of Being Earnest. Unfolding her director’s chair for the second time at GW, sophomore director Lisa Suben pulls a handsome cast together, presenting an amusing evening of entertainment. “It’s a different type of theater,” Suben said. “It’s just […]

Man assaults student in Mitchell Hall

University Police are looking for a man who entered two Mitchell Hall rooms, assaulted one female student and harassed another female resident March 14, said Dolores Stafford, director of University Police. In the Mitchell Hall incident, a man first entered a woman’s unlocked room at 2:30 p.m., while she was sleeping. She reported that she […]

Nelly Furtado gives pop music a much-needed boost

If the manufactured sound and played-out style of today’s pop music is getting you down, the arrival of 22-year-old Nelly Furtado should come as a refreshing change. Like a crisp winter wind, this young starlet hails from Canada, but her effervescent smile and daring musical style carries a vitality reminiscent of much warmer locales. Furtado, […]

Rollberg wins Trachtenberg teaching award

German-born professor Peter Rollberg followed in his father’s footsteps by becoming a teacher. Only his teaching career started a world away in the United States. The chairman of the German and Slavic Languages and Literatures Department, Rollberg adds another accolade to a diverse career: the 2001 Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Teaching award. Rollberg will receive […]

Spy Kids makes for movie mediocrity

Many critics argue that Hollywood blockbusters often follow a set formula. That may be true, but what about the formula for mediocre movies? Combine a director with great music, an odd script taken directly from a James Bond film and moral lessons from none other than Cheech Marin (Tin Cup). Add excellent visual effects, some […]