July 9, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 5

Stories from the July 9, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Laborers stage protest

About 100 D.C. workers and supporters carried a giant rat through GW’s campus and rallied outside the president’s office June 27 to draw attention to labor practices of a GW building contractor. Miller & Long Co., a Bethesda-based concrete firm GW hired to work on the new Elliott School of International Affairs building, works for […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: GW student reported missing

A GW student has been reported missing in Massachusetts after police found his car in another state Tuesday. The student, sophomore Jon Rizzo, was last seen at his job Friday, friends said. Rizzo, a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, finished his shift at the Weathervane Restaurant in Plymouth, Mass., and drove to pick up […]

Going abroad presents tough choices

Click. Double click: “Italy-Edu-Study Abroad.” I imagined it. Sitting in a piazza surrounded by narrow cobblestone streets lined with small, outdoor cafes and cooled by a Mediterranean breeze. A dark, olive-skinned waiter leans over to take my order, as perfect Italian flows from my lips. I am going to study abroad in Italy next spring, […]

D.C. seeks dismissal

D.C. hopes to end a legal battle with GW over campus plan restrictions before it starts. District lawyers filed a motion June 22 requesting a summary judgement to dismiss charges that restrictions imposed when the city passed its campus plan are unconstitutional. GW filed suit against D.C. in U.S. District Court April 25, about a […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: GW graduate commits suicide

A 24-year-old GW graduate was found dead in the trunk of her car July 25 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., apparently after committing suicide. The Miami Herald reported that Jamie Moore ingested prescription pills before crawling into the trunk of her white Audi Quattro to avoid discovery. Police found the car in a parking lot behind […]

Inside underground cinema

As the 4th of July rolls by, the initial summer-movie hype is beginning to fizzle out. So, it may be true. The Fast and the Furious is an OK movie, and Crazy/Beautiful did have its high points. But where are the movies with depth, the unsung heroes of the summer season? They’re out there, just […]

GW leases hotel

GW entered a 15-year lease to occupy all rooms in the St. James Suites June 29, keeping a promise not to buy off-campus properties for school use while securing enough beds for a freshman class one-fourth larger than last year. With the luxury hotel suites, the University has added 779 new beds for on-campus housing […]

Movies 8-3 to 8-9

AMC Courthouse Plaza Arlington, VA 703-243-4950 All times are for 8-3 to 8-9 unless noted Jurassic Park III (PG-13) (1:15, 3:05), 5:15, 7:05, 7:45, 9:35, 10:00, 11:50 Legally Blonde (PG-13) (1:30, 3:20), 4:15, 6:05, 7:15, 9:05, 9:30, 11:20 Princess Diaries (G) (1:15, 3:25), 4:00, 6:10, 7:00, 9:10, 9:45, 11:55 Rush Hour II (PG-13) (1:00, 1:30, […]

Letter: GW’s good fight

In your June 11 editorial entitled “Admitting too much,” you cite the projected increase in the number of freshmen students this fall and assert that in making admissions decisions GW administrators could not have been “blindsided” by the Board of Zoning Adjustment “enrollment cap” imposed in the Campus Plan Order dated March 29. Unfortunately, your […]

GW sends grads to White House

President George W. Bush appointed more alumni from GW graduate schools than from almost any other university, according to National Journal statistics released last month. Nine Bush appointees are from GW graduate schools, tying GW with Georgetown University and ranking second to Harvard University, which produced 40 appointees. Four members of Bush’s staff were GW […]