April 5, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 56

Stories from the April 5, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Lottery leaves 400 homeless

More than 400 rising juniors left Saturday’s housing lottery homeless for next year after the room selection ended 10 numbers into the process. All 588 seniors with numbers chose housing, but rising junior numbers, which go from 1,000 to 1,999, stopped at 1,010. The Student Association joined Change for Students to organize an overnight protest […]

Bhangra Blowout packs auditorium

Almost 4,000 cheering fans packed a sold-out Constitution Hall Saturday night for the eighth annual Bhangra Blowout. The event, sponsored by GW’s South Asian Society, was the highlight of daylong festivities that drew students from around the world. Organizers said that Bhangra Blowout, a competition featuring traditional Indian dances, was a great success. SAS sold […]

GW settles MVC suit

Former Mount Vernon College professors reached a settlement with GW out of court Saturday to receive compensation for losing their jobs when GW took over the women’s college. The settlement prevented a court battle scheduled to begin this week. Declining to disclose details of the deal, the plaintiff’s lawyer Michael Kane said the professors originally […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: NPR personality addresses students at MPA building

National Public Radio foreign correspondent Linda Gradstein recounted her experiences reporting from Israel and the West Bank and expressed pessimism about the current situation Wednesday night in GW’s Media and Public Affairs building. “I don’t see a peace agreement in the near future, but I hope I’m proven wrong,” Gradstein said to about 60 GW […]

Group fights sweatshops

A coalition of students and labor activists protested outside Rice Hall Wednesday demanding that GW join a labor watchdog group to ensure that GW apparel is not made in sweatshops. Students later met with GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg to urge him to join 76 other universities in the Worker Rights Consortium. Trachtenberg told students […]

George Washington U. panel debates drug war

By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau April 6, 2001 “We are losing the drug war. If, as they say, we were winning the drug war why are they increasing the budget for it?” said Kevin Zees, a GW Law School graduate and president of Common Sense for Drug Policy, as he sat on a panel […]

The Dish looks lightly at the ’60s space race

Audiences looking for a little space nostalgia and impressive editing effects will find a treasure in The Dish, which tells the story of an Australian satellite dish crew working during the historic Apollo 11 moonwalk in 1969. Introducing viewers to the operators of the Parkes radio telescope, Director Rob Sitch creates a realistic film with […]

Grad schools rank high

Two of GW’s graduate schools placed in the top 50 of U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” rankings released Monday, as the Law School tied for 23rd and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development took the number 25 spot. The Law School held the same rank as last year, tied […]

Forbidden Planet fuses comedy and tragedy

Forbidden Planet Production introduces “To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday,” a play that deals with death, grief and, as director Michelle Coyle puts it, the idea of, “celebrating someone else’s life by living your own,” on Thursday. The play is no pick-me-up after a stressful week, but it offers a touching story, particularly for anyone […]

Former Real World star highlights night of service

Joe Patane, star of MTV’s “Real World, Miami” spoke to more than 60 students at the third floor of the Marvin Center Friday night as a part of “A Night to Give Back,” a program to celebrate philanthropy and community service. “You may not be aware of how much potential you have as an individual […]