January 17, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 37

Stories from the January 17, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Statesman fire traps two students

Two Delta Gamma members were trapped in a burning Statesman apartment after waking to the smell of smoke early Tuesday morning in a blaze that destroyed most of their possessions. Lieutenant Kevin Stuart, a fireman who responded to the scene, said a cigarette or other smoking material caused the fire, and the smoke detector did […]

University hires new VP to oversee programs

Newly appointed special academic programs head Donna Scarboro will send students to the Olympics, Australia and Europe under one position at GW this year while she attempts to consolidate academic and study abroad programs. Scarboro’s office will serve as an umbrella for any academic program that involves more than one school and will examine study […]

Thieves steal instruments

Music students reported thousands of dollars worth of stolen equipment to University and Metropolitan police this week. Several students said they returned from winter break to find their Phillips Hall lockers broken into and their instruments gone. The lockers were stripped of their combination locks and left with dents that showed forced entry, students said. […]

Around Campus

Lisner hosts Ani DiFranco for charity Recording artists Ani DiFranco, Bruce Hornsby, Joe Henry, John Popper from Blues Traveler and others will take the stage Saturday night at Lisner Auditorium for charity. The concert, “An Evening of Music for Reproductive Freedom,” is sponsored by Voters for Choice and the local Revolutionary Association for the Women […]

Crime Log

Burglary – Force 12/28/01 – 1/02 – Old Main A male employee returned from vacation to find pry marks on his office door. A TV and VCR had been stolen. Referred to MPD Closed Destruction of Property 1/04 – Academic Center garage No suspects or witnesses Closed 1/15 – Aston Hall No suspects or witnesses […]

As American as the Pietasters

After almost ten years of playing on the road, DC ska band, The Pietasters continue to deliver crazy beer-fueled mayhem to the masses. The band has played with big stars and even graced the screen of MTV. They still maintain their DC residence when they’re not touring however, and manage to easily sell out DC’s […]

Jack Black plays the moron on and off the camera

After a decade of bit parts in several movies of questionable quality, a turn in the hit High Fidelity introduced movie watchers to Jack Black, whose on-screen style receives favorable comparisons to the late John Belushi. At the same time, Black’s comedy act/rock group Tenacious D has begun to make waves with its HBO appearances […]

Winter Welcome Week activities draw students

Meggie Baker (l.) and Jessica Glynn “paddle” their way through the Student Activity Center-sponsored game night at ESPN Zone Tuesday. The event was part of Winter Welcome Week. The week continues with ice skating Friday and a Sunday Mount Vernon brunch.

Portrait of a hardcore superbowl

I’ve got bruises, the left ear’s not working so well and I got kicked in the head more than a few times. Shaved heads, smelly mosh pits, testosterone-fueled anger and a whole lot of screaming – what else could you ask for on a Sunday in the nation’s capital? The 2002 Hardcore Superbowl, held at […]