November 19, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 31

Stories from the November 19, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Sigma Phi Epsilon bids on house

Sigma Phi Epsilon placed a bid on a brownstone house a few blocks from campus Wednesday. Members said the fraternity bid more than the $799,000 asking price for the 1016 22nd St. house. This is the fourth time Sigma Phi Epsilon has tried to purchase a house. If the bid wins, more than 10 fraternity […]

Students stress over exams

Drowning in a sea of poor midterm grades and swamped with reading to finish before finals, some students may give up hope for their GPAs. But University counselors say it is not too late to “save your semester” through hard work and determination. While some students diligently make flash cards before every test, others find […]

Homeless Walk raises $6M

About 65,000 walkers joined tennis star Serena Williams on a three-mile tour of the national monuments to help the homeless Saturday. The 14th annual Help the Homeless Walk raised $6 million for local homeless and at-risk families. The event raised $5.5 million last year. Williams, honorary chair of the walk, is a past Wimbledon and […]

Campus in Brief

GW receives final test results The main GW mailroom on F Street and the Mount Vernon Campus mailroom both tested negative for anthrax, University officials said Friday. Director of Media Relations Gretchen King said GW considered having another firm test the facilities after waiting three weeks for results from MasiMax Resources Inc., professional health consultants. […]

Scholar calls for Islamic Reform

Israeli terrorism expert Yigal Carmon’s remarks about the religious roots of terrorism met opposition from some in a standing room-only crowd in the Marvin Center Wednesday night. “What happened on September 11 is a mystery to many,” he said to a crowd of about 100 people, which included Jewish and Muslim students. “What happened on […]

Nation in Brief

Condit receives grand jury subpoena A federal grand jury has subpoenaed Rep. Gary A. Condit (D-Calif.) for documents related to his relationship with missing intern Chandra Levy. Sources close to the investigation told The Washington Post that federal officials are looking into the possible obstruction of justice by Condit and want to examine everything from […]

‘Of Mice and Men’ potrays honest emotion

Arena Stage’s “Of Mice and Men” overcomes the obstacle of telling a story that everyone has heard by maintaining suspense throughout. Director Liz Diamond creates conflict with a unique juxtaposition of complex human emotions. Unfortunately, Diamond pays far too much attention to conflicts among supporting characters and distracts the audience from the central themes of […]

Inside our pages: What’s on the inside counts, too

While The Hatchet is usually a manageable size – 12 to 16 pages – sometimes you have to dig a little to find the news you want your student paper to cover. This was the case with the charity ball that GW’s Class Council, a student group that represents each class to promote unity on […]

Spotlight: TAs balance busy schedules, low pay

For many students, graduate school brings a heavy course load and demand for research. But for grad students who also work as undergraduate teaching assistants, it brings a host of other duties, too. Many TAs interviewed said they have found balancing their own course work along with demands from the classes they help teach the […]

Brief: Hiscock, Fanitzi win title

Juniors Joshua Hiscock and Christina Fanitzi were named Mr. and Miss All-Around Campus by the GW Blitz Thursday night at the Hippodrome. They were nominated in late October with five other GW men and women for the title. The winners received a trophy and a $100 gift certificate to D.C. restaurants. Voting was conducted online […]