August 30, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 7

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

Staff Editorial: Balancing Justice

He murdered 19-year-old GW student Jonathan Rizzo and two other men in a multi-state New England crime spree. He confessed to the crimes and has shown no remorse. He is unrepentant and definitely guilty. Gary L. Sampson is the perfect candidate for execution. But Massachusetts, the state where Sampson killed Rizzo and 69-year-old Phillip McCloskey, […]

Wellness Center opens

GW officially introduced its new Health and Wellness Center to the student community Wednesday with a non-traditional cutting of a basketball net in place of the usual ribbon, and an offer of a free membership for President George W. Bush. The opening drew praise from eight-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney, who called the facility “the […]

Jeepers Creepers goes back to the B-movie basics

Urban legends have the potential to make truly terrifying movies. Such films have in past decades made countless people afraid to go out in the dark, pick up a telephone or even take a walk in the woods. Horror film Jeepers Creepers (MGM) does not instill terror in its viewers as much as pure disgust. […]

GW dining gets a face lift

The University is rolling out new dining features around campus, including food venues and Web cameras for students to monitor J Street traffic. In a few weeks students will be able to plan their J Street runs by checking out how long lines with Web cams that show live feeds at, said Lyle Vaughan, […]


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Sigma Alpha Epsilon renews house, image

After an absence of almost a year, 14 members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity returned to their house on 2034 G St. Aug. 15. The house, owned by a corporation of Sigma Alpha Epsilon brothers and alumni, was condemned last August after an unannounced inspection by D.C. fire officials, who cited a number of […]

Student safety addressed

Residents of GW’s two new residence halls said they are concerned about their safety living off campus in buildings that offer less protection than other GW living. University Police Department officers will not staff the Pennsylvania House and have not decided whether GWorld card scanners will be installed there, said Dolores Stafford, director of the […]

Movie Listings for Aug. 31 -Sep. 6

AMC Union Station AMC Courthouse Plaza Cineplex Odeon Foundry Cineplex Odeon Dupont Circle Cineplex Odeon Inner Circle Cineplex Odeon Uptown 1 Cineplex Odeon Pentagon City 6 9:30 club AMC Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave. N.E. (703) 998-4262 Jeepers Creepers (R) 1:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:30 pm The Princess Diaries (G) 1:40 pm, 4:40 […]

Freshman serves community well

GW freshman Duane Jackson’s experience as a leader and community activist has earned him an invitation to discuss community issues at the White House. Jackson joined the 11-10-02 Foundation when he was a high school student. Also known as, it is a community service-based organization that links professionals with Chicago school children. Because of […]