January 14, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 36

Stories from the January 14, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Professor’s drama takes center stage

Allyson Currin may be the creative mind behind the Charter Theatre’s new play, “Church of the Open Mind,” but that doesn’t mean she’s unwilling to do some grunt work. In addition to her role as a prominent D.C. playwright, Currin balances her job as an actress by grading GW student papers for her Introduction to […]

Nation In Brief

Bush Signs New Education Law President George W. Bush signed new education legislation last week, to increase federal funding for public schools. The education package requires annual math and science testing for students in grades three to eight beginning in 2005. School districts must submit annual reports of test scores for individual public schools broken […]

Hanks and Fisk are famous by association

Colin Hanks and Schuyler Fisk may not have many film credentials. But as far as lineage goes, these stars from the new comedy Orange County have more than a slight advantage. As the son of Tom Hanks and the daughter of Sissy Spacek, the two young actors each carry their Oscar-winning parents as a Hollywood […]

SA vote fails to draw turnout

Fewer than 300 students voted on the Dec. 11 Student Association referendum that saw the passage of all three issues on the ballot, including the addition of a third, non-voting freshman senator. SA members said short notice prevented many students from hearing about the election. Students passed all three proposals by significant majorities: to add […]

A New Year, a new opportunity

“Five, four, three, two, one, happy new year!” The crowd erupts with cheers in Times Square and sleepy neighborhoods come alive with the banging of pots and pans. As observed in the United States and other parts of the world, the new year begins with celebrations and traditions. When a person thinks of New Year’s […]

GW to revamp crisis strategy

Former Naval Commander John Petrie said he is eager to talk with students and administrators regarding security concerns after being named the assistant vice president for Public Safety and Emergency Management. GW officials announced the creation of the new post in December, calling for an examination of the current system and a person to oversee […]

Inside our pages

It is unfortunate that the words “family values” have become political speak setting off stale political arguments for the right and left. Republicans make it running mantra that family is number one, and Democrats struggle to include similar philosophies in their arguments while attempting not to sound too much like their Republican opponents. The fact […]

Students travel to Israel despite security risks

Watching from atop the last Jewish stronghold during the Roman conquest 2,000 years ago, 13 GW students watched the first sunrise of 2002 glisten off the Dead Sea and light up the Jordan Valley. This years’ GW Birthright Israel group, significantly smaller than last year’s total, traveled to Israel to show solidarity with the Jewish […]

Colonial women are back on track

The last time the Colonial women posted back-to-back victories came more than a month ago when, after a sloppy loss to Georgetown, the Colonials beat De Paul on Dec. 9 and Rutgers Dec 12. A disappointing loss to George Mason followed, which characterized the start of the Colonials season – tough losses scattered among a […]

Residents return to soaked rooms

Several students returned from winter break last weekend to find fallen ceilings and flooded floors in their Schenley rooms. GW has placed at least two in temporary housing. “It’s quite a present to come back to,” said sophomore Stevie Rousey, who lives on the sixth floor of the Schenley. Rousey, who returned to GW Saturday, […]