April 26, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 62

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

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. […]

Students recount Canada protests

Five GW students encountered water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets as they protested alongside about 40,000 anarchists, socialists, union members and students from Canada and the United States outside the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City, Canada, last weekend. “It was the greatest experience of my life,” sophomore Bernard Pollack, a member of […]

Classic concert footage rekindles Marley spirit

Bob Marley fans will get a sense of nostalgia when they see Bob Marley Live in Concert, but film critics will be disappointed. There is nothing new about the film, which is featured in the TimeFrame series of the D.C. International Film Festival, until April 29. The documentary is a collection of concert footage shot […]

Press secretary presentes guest lecture

White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer described his exhausting campaign experience and daily encounters as part of President George W. Bush’s administration to 30 students Tuesday night at the Media and Public Affairs building. Visiting professor Daniel Jacobs, who invited Fleischer to speak to his U.S. constitutional law and politics class, called Fleischer “a man […]

Functioning with fears

They are the monsters in the closet. They are the shadows lurking behind the bushes. They are the thoughts that invade our mind and cause our hearts to beat faster. They are our fears, and whether they are rational or not, everyone has them. “I’m really afraid of bees, things that fly, also roaches,” senior […]

Ohio congressman addresses CRS

Freshman Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) told students Wednesday night that he originally wanted to be a professional baseball player. When that did not work out, he decided to study journalism at Ohio State University hoping to cover Major League Baseball for Sports Illustrated. His plans changed last November when voters elected Tiberi to represent Ohio’s […]