April 30, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 63

Stories from the April 30, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Engineering team heads to nationals

Five GW students held up under pressure at Saturday’s regional steel bridge competition, constructing a bridge that supported more than one ton. The GW student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers swept six of seven categories at the competition, securing a spot at the national competition next month. About 60 spectators watched the […]

Date auction honors Weaver

Students danced, chanted “take it off” and contended for dates with campus celebrities Friday night in the Hippodrome during a date auction that raised $2,000 for the For Our Friend Tom Weaver Foundation. Weaver, who was co-director of political affairs for the GW College Republicans and would have been junior this year, died July 1 […]

SPOTLIGHT: `Baby chem’ professor says goodbye

Nearly everyone has heard of GW professor Nicolae Filipescu. There are many stories about his contemporary science for non-science majors class, in which students learn about everything from birth control to drugs to nuclear fission. Yet, after 38 years of teaching at GW, the “baby chem” legend is putting down his chalk and passing out […]

Fraternities dispute new charges

Fraternity presidents said they are confused at what they call unfair judicial treatment after Student Judicial Services charged Delta Tau Delta for discrimination, non-compliance and two incidents of disorderly conduct in three separate incidents this month. SJS issued Delta Tau Delta charges for an April 13 discrimination complaint after a member yelled “I hate fags” […]

Plugging in and tuning out

Although people most often picture partying when they think of the college scene, another activity is eating up time in the college schedule – playing video games. Many students said they spend their free and even not-so-free time in front of Sega or Nintendo game stations. Students said games are a good way to keep […]

Students protest World Bank

About 30 members of the GW Action Coalition joined hundreds of activists in front of World Bank headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue Sunday afternoon in a peaceful protest of the organization’s international lending policies. Metropolitan Police Department officials said no property damage was reported. “It went very well, it was very peaceful,” Metropolitan Police Department Chief […]

DCD: Play with your food

Originally Published 04/30/01 April 24, 2001 Maskereem Ethiopian Restaurant 7:20 p.m. My mother always told me not to eat with my hands or pick at my food. She taught me to sit up straight with my legs crossed and put my napkin in my lap. Lucky for me my mother is in Philadelphia, because all […]

News Brief: Students, residents join Foggy Bottom Cleanup

About 50 GW students and Foggy Bottom residents cleaned up their neighborhood Saturday during GW’s 5th annual Foggy Bottom Cleanup. Volunteers met at St. Mary’s Court residential community and tidied four intersections, from 24th and I streets to 26th and K streets. Junior Carl Benincasa, Student Association vice president of community affairs who organized the […]

Fairytale enters the digital age

Every year sees the release of action thrillers and star-studded dramas that make their bid to become the “summer blockbuster” movie. This year will be no exception, with a number of big-budget flicks vying to be the top draw. But this summer the movie that grabs the attention of most Americans may not resemble the […]

Ambassador joins ESIA

Ambassador Karl F. Inderfurth said he looks forward to teaching students with “a lot of energy and idealism” next fall, when he joins the GW Elliott School of International Affairs faculty as a Raymond and Juliet Bland Professorial Lecturer in International Affairs. “I am very excited to be teaching at GW in the fall, and […]