March 29, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 54

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

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 […]

NOW president presents agenda

Patricia Ireland, president of the National Organization for Women, spoke to about 130 GW students Wednesday night to rally support for an April feminist rally and address the role of student activism in combating President George W. Bush’s administration. Ireland encouraged students to organize to protect women’s rights to safe abortions. “We need to cause […]

Bar Belle

Bar: The Front Page Prices: moderate Dancing: ’80s and ’90s music Pick-ups: search and you may find Minuses: no Saturday specials, and it was small Location: 1333 New Hampshire Ave. NW After dabbling her toes in foreign waters, the Bar Belle decided to hit the D.C. scene once again. The night was to be low […]

SA survey eases registration

The Student Association launched its fall 2001 Academic Update Wednesday, after the Web site crashed last week following its initial launch. The Academic Update, designed to help students pick classes by showing how other students rated professors and courses, now offers redesigned features such as easier-to-read and fast-loading tables and classes that are cross-referenced by […]

Alumnae represent GW at Miss USA Pageant

Through the halls of the Genesis Center at the Miss USA Pageant in Gary, Ind., GW alumnae Liane Angus and Ivette Fernandez walked around proud to be Miss Washington, D.C., and Miss Alaska, singing GW’s fight song. For three weeks Angus and Fernandez spent time rehearsing for the pageant in the small town traditionally populated […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Campus Uproar Continues Over Controversial Ad

College campuses across the nation have been rocked by controversy over a paid advertisement that has appeared in their campus papers in the past two months. The ad, “10 Reasons Why Reparations For Slavery Is A Bad Idea – And Racist Too” is paid for and written by conservative columnist David Horowitz. According to Horowitz’s […]