April 26, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 62

Stories from the April 26, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Forum: Reality TV reflects modern morality

Anybody who has tuned into prime-time television in the last 10 months knows that a new trend has conquered the medium. No, this explosion of new series is not another cluster of “Friends” copied sitcoms, but rather a reality television craze that has been echoed on several different major networks. Led by the pioneer program […]

GW runners set personal records

GW runners Matt Kascak and David Talbird turned in personal record performances Saturday at a Towson University meet. Talbird finished the 5,000-meter event in 15:43, just three seconds ahead of Kascak’s 15:46. David Azari finished the 1,500-meter run in 4:10, just three seconds shy of the school record. The record was set two weekends ago […]

Baseball hangs on for two

The GW baseball team held on for an extra-inning victory over the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Wednesday afternoon. The win comes one day after a two-out, four-run inning lifted the Colonials over George Mason Tuesday at Barcroft Park. Big two-out rallies by the Colonials made the difference in both games providing the team with an […]

Upcoming Games

Thursday- no games scheduled Friday- no games scheduled Saturday- Baseball at Rhode Island noon Women’s water polo vs. Hartwick noon Golf at Penn State Invitational All Day Rowing at A-10s Camden, NJ All Day Sunday- Baseball at Rhode Island noon Women’s water polo at Eastern Championships TBA Golf at Penn State Invitational All Day Rowing […]

Columbia Plaza fails to attract students

GW opened the new Columbia Plaza housing option to rising sophomores after it failed to draw enough rising juniors and seniors to fill 160 spaces after the upperclassman housing selection, said Robert Chernak, vice president for Student Academic and Support Services. The Community Living and Learning Center plans to place 160 students in 80 Columbia […]

GW contests campus plan in U.S. court

GW filed suit against D.C. in U.S. District Court Wednesday claiming restrictions placed on the University’s campus plan approved last month by the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment are unconstitutional. The conditions violate GW’s constitutional right to academic freedom, property rights and due process of the law, University Senior Counsel Charles Barber said. “We challenge […]

Movie drives action genre to new level of mediocrity

Driven boasts a nonstop string of action and car crashes that look almost as painful as it feels sitting through two hours of the film’s corny storyline and excessive cleavage shots. Sylvester Stallone plays Joe Tanto, a former racecar driver lured back by Carl Henry (Burt Reynolds) to help a rookie in a rough spot. […]

Ex-employee sues for discrimination

Former head athletic trainer Jacquelyn Jenkins is suing GW for sexual discrimination, claiming Athletic Director Jack Kvancz told her in 1999 she could not work with the men’s basketball team, according to court documents. A D.C. Superior Court judge will decide to hear the case or issue a summary judgment that GW applied for in […]

“Jacques Brel” exceeds expectations of student theatre

College musicals are often noted as mediocre productions. Praise for such musicals often come with an asterisk, that denotes a successful performance, considering it was run by students. The Theater and Dance Department’s production of “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” hardly deserves to be noted simply as a student play. […]