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.

Who am I?

You are probably wondering two things right now. Who am I? And what happened to The Hatchet’s old opinions editor? I was asked by those managing the paper to assume the responsibilities of the opinions editor after my predecessor, Drew Holland, graduated in December. Perhaps a brief introduction is in order. My past experience with […]

Between the Lines:The Hobbs work ethic is working

This time last year, the Colonials made national headlines after turning a charity game with the University of Tennessee into a WWF bout. A slew of bad news followed: a sexual assault conviction, a phone card scandal, the subsequent resignation of a head coach and an defunct trip to the NBA by a shooting guard. […]

Chandler boosts GW past La Salle

The Colonials earned a win they needed against La Salle Sunday afternoon, given the blowout they were coming off and the challenge they now face. Xavier rolls into town Thursday in what is typically the fiercest game of the season with a history that goes back to Shawnta Rogers’s buzzer-beater four years ago. Nothing was […]

Georgetown University halts student internet cheating

(U-WIRE) D.C. – Georgetown University has taken steps to halt plagiarism throughout the academic year with the implementation of new anti-cheating software from Turnitin.com. Used by all California State universities and many other institutions nationwide, the software was created in 1996. The plagiarism prevention system identifies content taken from internet sources, which enables a professor […]

Around Campus

GW constructs new shuttle stop outside Fulbright Hall GW is constructing a handicapped-accessible shuttle bus stop next to Fulbright Hall to transport community members throughout Foggy Bottom. The stop will be the first sheltered station the University has built on campus. Scheduled for a late January opening, the 144-square foot metal bus enclosure will be […]

BRIEF: GW junior runs Olympic torch

Junior Jordan Usdan participated in the national ceremonial Olympic Torch running Dec. 21, when he ran the torch two-tenths of a mile in Georgetown. Usdan was among 14 torch runners from the District, including Washington Fire Chief Ronnie Few, and ran down Wisconsin Avenue from P Street to Prospect Street. The International Olympic Committee and […]

BZA finalizes housing requirement

City zoning officials last month finalized the language of a Dec. 11 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 the order was drafted in October that GW is 1,400 beds short of meeting the goal and will […]

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 […]