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.

DC Diary: Prank presents at The Pleasure Place

The Pleasure Place Tuesday, Jan. 15 7 p.m. The scene: a very windy night in Georgetown with a couple of friends. The destination: some sort of sex shop. The mission: to find the perfect and funniest gag gift idea. Now, let me begin by saying that I am defifinitely not an expert when it comes […]

GW makes housing change

GW housing officials have eased off a new requirement that all sophomores live in campus housing next year by making it easy for students to claim exemptions. The University will now allow sophomores to move off campus by signing a form indicating they cannot afford to live in a residence hall or have another extenuating […]

Owls provide first test for Colonial women

Two teams enter Friday’s game with identical records, histories and expectations. Both GW and Temple, (9-6, 4-0 A-10) have been crushed by top-five teams, including Temple’s loss to No. 3 Vanderbilt University last week and GW’s loss to No. 2 Tennessee early in the season. Both teams have had success against lesser, mediocre conference teams. […]

GW unveils Mount Vernon and law school additions

Students, faculty and staff are moving into a new law school and a revamped Mount Vernon Campus residence hall this semester after months of construction delays. Officials cited weather and permit delays that postponed the completion of these projects, both of which were scheduled to open in the fall. The townhouse-style addition to the GW […]

Judge declares mistrial in Jenkins suit

A D.C. Superior Court judge declared a mistrial Dec. 19 in a discrimination suit that would have cost GW $42,000 in damages for charges against Athletic Director Jack Kvancz. Judge Joan Zeldon threw out the case because the jury issued “conflicting verdicts” in response to two key questions she issued. Jurors answered “no” to the […]

Trammell Crow begins to repair water damage

Maintenance staff in the Schenley spent this week repairing 12 radiator leaks, a sewage backup and replacing the floorboards in one sixth-floor room after students returned to find water damage after winter break. Workers from the Trammell Crow Company, who manage the Schenley residence hall through GW’s Office of Property and Real Estate, patched flaking […]

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 […]