September 6, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 9

Stories from the September 6, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Local talents outshine celebrity in “The Oedipus Plays”

By placing Avery Brooks in the title role of “The Oedipus Plays,” the Shakespeare Theatre may have assured themselves of successful ticket sales. But what they earn in name recognition they lose in overall quality. Brooks, probably known best for his recurring role as Captain Sisko on the television series “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” […]

Quote of the Week

GW women’s soccer head coach Tanya Vogel on the new Mount Vernon athletic field: “It’s huge to be 1-0. Having the field is huge, having the fans is awesome. We’re pumped.”

Sala Thai lets diners down

For some odd reason, there seem to be a lot of Thai restaurants in Washington, D.C. Although Thai cuisine has never received the notoriety achieved by Ethiopian or Vietnamese, its popularity has spread like wildfire. I had high expectations for one Thai restaurant, Sala Thai, because it has survived many years of competition in its […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Foggy Bottom shuts down for protests

Posted 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6- GW will cancel classes and evacuate residence halls Sept. 27 to Oct. 2 during anticipated demonstrations surrounding World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings that will be held that weekend, the University announced this morning. Although the meetings are scheduled for Sept. 29-30, GW’s Foggy Bottom campus will close […]

Bar Belle: Modern

Where: M Street Getting in: carded at the door 21+ Prices: tres expensive Dancing: yep Pluses: random threesomes This past weekend was a roughie. The Bar Belle completed the rare quadruple – she went out every night of the weekend. While her friends began to peter out, the Bar Belle pushed herself through exhaustion, ignoring […]


Corrections A quotation in “Student Alleges MPD Assault,” (Sept. 4, p.1) was wrongly attributed to the student who gave information anonymously. The statement is a paraphrase of the student’s remarks, not a direct quotation. A caption for the bottom-right photograph in “The University Club offers elegance,” (Sept. 4, p. 9) mislabels the room pictured. It […]

GW adds more professors

At a time when residence halls, J Street and classrooms are teeming with students, GW administrators are trying to prevent overcrowding problems in academics. “Every seat is filled in most of my classes, but (they are) not necessarily overcrowded,” freshman Emily Appleman said. After learning that 300 more freshmen chose to attend GW than expected, […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Students react to campus closing

Posted 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7- A coalition of student protesters attracted national media to Kogan Plaza today, protesting GW’s decision to shut down its Foggy Bottom campus during International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings later this month. The University cancelled classes and is closing all Foggy Bottom campus buildings, including residence halls, Sept. […]

Shark attacks, injures GW grad student

GW graduate student Natalia Slobodskaya was critically injured in a shark attack off the coast of North Carolina Monday. Her fiance, Sergei Zaloukaev, 27, was also attacked and died shortly after the incident of massive blood loss. Slobonskaya, a 23-year-old Russian national, was treated in the trauma unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Virginia […]

Staff Editorial: Closing campus

“You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.” While not delivered so succinctly, this was essentially the message relayed by GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg in an e-mail to all students, faculty and staff regarding the University’s decision to close Sept. 29 to Oct 2 during protests against the International Monetary Fund […]