March 29, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 54

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

Op-Ed: Use communication to stop violence

Suggesting we arm our children’s teachers to eliminate school violence as Brian Schoeneman wrote March 15 (“Gun bans not always right answer,” p. 4) is like saying: our cities are crowded, so we should start deporting the excess population. Both proposals defy sensibility and pain the logical mind. In a refusal to recognize that some […]

Man robs New Hall room

A student reported a burglary after a man entered her New Hall room and sifted through her and her roommate’s belongings before she saw him leave the room March 17, University Police Director Dolores Stafford said. A jewelry box was later reported missing, Stafford said. The student said she entered her living room at about […]

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, […]