December 10, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 35

Stories from the December 10, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

HOVA sprinklers flood rooms

About 440 Hall on Virginia Avenue residents were left homeless for about seven hours Friday after a sprinkler and several fire alarms went off at 5:14 a.m. Alarms went off after a sprinkler outside room 718 was reportedly tampered with, said Michael Peller, managing director for Business Services. “We hope that investigation and surveillance tapes […]

Letter to the Editor: Regulate vendors

All at once, GW icon Manouch is being forced off of campus while food trucks foul up the area outside Kogan Plaza and its million dollar gates. GW and the D.C. government should follow New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s example in setting up marketplaces for vendors. Managing public space should be a shared issue […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Former trainer takes GW to court

Posted 1:30 a.m. Dec. 13- Court proceeding began this week in a sexual discrimination case against GW. Former head trainer Jacquelyn Jenkins is suing the University in D.C. Superior Court because she was not allowed to work with the men’s basketball team for the 1999-2000 season, her first year at the post. Jenkins alleges that […]

Nation in Brief

Civil Rights panel criticizes Bush The government’s civil rights commission and the White House went head to head last week as the group’s leader denounced President George W. Bush’s choice of a new member. Commission Chairwoman Mary Frances Berry wants committee member Victoria Wilson to stay in her seat and serve a full term of […]

Colonials stage a successful comeback, again

The Colonials stormed back and erased a 12-point halftime deficit to beat Providence College 83-77 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Saturday. The win, the Colonials’ third in which they trailed by 12 points or more at the break, moved GW to 7-3, its best start in five seasons. Chris Monroe led all scorers with 23 […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: GW must house 70% of students

Posted 1:35 a.m. Dec. 13-City zoning officials Tuesday finalized the language of an order that requires GW to house 70 percent of its undergraduates on campus and outside Foggy Bottom by next fall. University lawyers have said since October, when the order was drafted, that GW is 1,400 beds short and will be unable to […]

Colonials host weak A-10 teams

The Colonials play five games over winter break, including their first four Atlantic 10 Conference games. Three of those games are against weak A-10 teams, giving GW ample opportunity to start its conference season strong. With its win over Providence College Saturday, GW (7-3) is off to its best start since 1996. That year GW, […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: J Street employees stop work in protest

Posted 1:50 a.m. Dec. 13-Chanting together and displaying union pins, J Street workers left their work stations and stopped working for one minute at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to protest what they call unfair labor practices. About 15 students, mostly members of the Progressive Student Union, joined about 25 J Street workers near Starbuck’s to protest […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: SA referendum draws low voter turnout

Posted 1:40 a.m. Dec. 13-Fewer than 300 students turned out to vote Tuesday on possible changes to the SA and student behavior policies. SA members said short notice prevented many students from hearing about the election. Students voted on three proposals: to add one more non-voting freshman senator, to review the Code of Student Conduct […]