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.

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 […]

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 […]