October 4, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 17

Stories from the October 4, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

SEAS enrollment jumps 36 percent

Enrollment in the School of Engineering and Applied Science jumped 36 percent this year after the school offered more scholarships and improved recruitment efforts, SEAS Dean Timothy W. Tong said. The engineering school enrolled 150 freshmen in 2001, compared to 110 last year after years of decreased enrollment, Tong said. Tong took over last September […]

Good cop bad cop: Stars team up for Training Day

You want to root for the good guys, but it’s hard to know who they are when the cops begin to resemble the people they pursue. One of the questions the new release Training Day brings up is just how close pursuers come to the pursued. Elevated above the standard cops-and-robbers fare, Training Day (Warner […]

Chinese author promotes new book

For most Westerners, daily life in communist China remains a mystery hidden by political and cultural red tape. The same ignorance exists the other way, as most Chinese living under communist government are prevented from knowing much about the reality of Western culture. But for filmmaker Dai Sijie, author of Balzac and the Little Chinese […]

Movie/Entertainment Listings (Oct 5 – 11)

Movies AMC Union Station AMC Courthouse Plaza Cineplex Odeon Dupont Circle Cineplex Odeon Foundry Cineplex Odeon Inner Circle Cineplex Odeon Uptown Lowes Pentagon City 6 Music 9:30 Club Black Cat AMC Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave. N.E. (703) 998-4262 Don’t Say a Word (R) 1:40, 4:40, 7:30, 10:10 The Glass House (PG-13) 1:10 Hardball (PG-13) […]

Dispatch singer speaks with Hatchet

It’s a cutthroat business trying to make it in the independent music world. Thousands of bands tour the country tirelessly in hopes of gaining the modest success only few can achieve. The boys in Dispatch have been at it for six years and are only now beginning to see the fruits of their labor. The […]

Blair offers Taliban ultimatum

Posted 11:30 p.m. Oct. 4 MANCHESTER, England – British Prime Minister Tony Blair called on Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban government to “surrender the terrorists or surrender power,” firing the latest salvo in a ever-growing assault of words against the government harboring accused terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden. Blair spoke to his Labor party at their annual […]

Arts: Serendipity offers impressive story

New Miramax release Serendipity evokes all the emotions that come to mind when the title crosses one’s lips: it’s cute, charming and almost magical. Stars John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale take their chances with destiny in the film, and the result is a romantic comedy about life’s happy accidents. Attraction hits main characters Jonathan (Cusack) […]

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. launches strikes on Taliban, al Qaeda

Posted 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7 The United States began a targeted military campaign against the Taliban and al Qaeda terrorist network Sunday. U-WIRE’s Washington Bureau and International Desk is following the story and will have complete coverage as events unfold. Editors can expect reaction from Washington and news from our reporters abroad in Britain, Germany, […]

GW looks to re-zone Health and Wellness Center

The University has not yet acted on a promise to appeal a zoning decision that restricts the new Health and Wellness Center from staying open past 10 p.m. and allowing non-GW users in the new building, campus officials said. University officials said last spring the property’s zoning classification prohibits GW from allowing people who are […]

Riding the bus

I love being a college student. Over the past year I have developed an independence that I cherish and never want to give up. But I still find it comforting to go home every once in a while. When the University announced the closing of campus and a gave notice to move out for the […]