January 22, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 38

Stories from the January 22, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Poor timing

The recent proposal by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s right wing government to allow Jews to once again visit the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem should not be implemented at this time. You would be hard pressed to find a more ardent supporter of Israel than I am, but this plan would […]

Nation in Brief

Tape containing alleged terrorists released A videotape containing apparent “martyrdom messages” from five men linked to the al Qaeda terrorist organization was released last week by the Justice Department. The tape was recovered in the rubble left from the home of top Osama bin Laden aide Muhammad Atef, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced during a […]

Stealing music

In the light of the recent thefts of musical instruments on the GW campus, the administration must face several important questions. How will the University compensate the music department and the students who have had instruments stolen? In The Hatchet’s Jan. 17 article, “Thieves Steal Instruments,” UPD Director Dolores Stafford said that Risk Management would […]

Right ads?

In its continuing attempt to test the waters of tolerance in the community it claims to serve, The GW Hatchet has once again acted in an intolerably irresponsible manner. For once, this act was not a written article or opinion. Instead, it was a glossy, color-filled pamphlet contained within the Jan. 17 edition advertising Lulu’s […]

Around Campus

ANC to vote on HWC time restrictions Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Jeff Marootian, a GW graduate student, hopes to introduce legislation Wednesday that would eliminate the biggest obstacle to allowing GW to keep the fitness center open later and allow more people to use the facility. The legislation, on Wednesday’s temporary agenda, would reverse the group’s […]

Avantgarde solo artists miss mark

John Scofield comes highly recommended. His back catalog includes work with Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis. Uberjam (Verve), his most recent effort, is an eclectic mix of world-jazz tunes brought to the fore by an energetic backing band. Scofield is a talented man indeed, but he may have misplaced his ability on this […]

Veteran piano men team up to take D.C.

True musicians are marked by their resilience. The ability to endure the ever-changing trends of time is what distinguishes career artists from ones who simply fade away. On Friday night at the MCI Center, Billy Joel and Elton John collaborated in a performance of grand proportions, demonstrating the true meaning of talent. If Friday was […]

Features: Burying the Hatchet

I’m considering moving to be closer to my boyfriend of six months. I’ve always thought it was a bad idea to make major life decisions based on someone you’re dating, but I have other reasons for moving. Somehow I know that this time it’s right, and I’ve never felt this way about anyone before. Is […]

Colonial women remain only undefeated team in A-10 conference

A serious injury to GW forward Elena Vishniakova overshadowed a strong performance by the women’s team this weekend that leaves GW as the only remaining undefeated Atlantic-10 team. Vishniakova, the A-10 Player of the Week, sustained what looks to be a tear to her right her Anterior Cruciate Ligament against St. Joseph’s. The Colonial women […]

Major Decisions

Leafing through 300 pages of the extensive University Bulletin, sophomore Ajaire Odu finally found something that sounded interesting to make her major. But for Odu, finding the right major involved many players beside herself. She asked a friend to help look through the bulletin to find something that sounded like it would interest her. The […]