February 7, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 43

Stories from the February 7, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students say MVC is safe

Mount Vernon residents said they feel safe and that security is a “non-problem,” even though many said Somers Hall is easy to get into. Mount Vernon officials and residents cited a safe neighborhood, University Police presence and a “tight” community as reasons the Mount Vernon Campus seems safer than Foggy Bottom. “The campus as a […]

Review: Monster’s Ball

A good deal of Billy Bob Thornton’s on-screen demeanor in the recent The Man Who Wasn’t There remains in his part of the new film Monster’s Ball (Lion’s Gate Films). His weathered face bears the same stolid, pained look, and his eyes still hold a wary fearfulness. But thankfully in this new role Thornton actually […]

Hatchet Entertainment Listings (2/8-2/14)

Movies AMC Union Station AMC Courthouse Plaza Cineplex Odeon Dupont Circle Cineplex Odeon Foundry Cineplex Odeon Inner Circle Cineplex Odeon Uptown Lowes Pentagon City 6 Music 9:30 Club Black Cat Theater Kennedy Center AMC Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave. N.E. (703) 998-4262 Black Hawk Down (R) Fri-Sun – 12:50, 4:00, 7:20, 10:30 Mon-Thurs – 1:30, […]

Worker robs students

Two students are missing about $1,300 worth of property allegedly stolen from Somers Hall at the Mount Vernon Campus by a maintenance worker last semester. Four Somers Hall residents suspect the maintenance worker, who had keys to all rooms in the residence hall, stole more than $3,000 worth of property from their rooms. Freshman Kate […]

Vampire kin makes move on literary world

One menacingly stormy night, in the dead of winter, a professor’s wife plummets to her death after running through a bridge’s guardrail on the outskirts of Atherton. And so begins the story of a fictional city, created by Christopher Rice in his new novel The Snow Garden. What follows the mysterious accident is an engrossing […]

Teaching with impact

GW graduate Alexandra Pardo always thought she would go to law school after graduation. But she had always known she would teach at some point in her life, if only for a few years. “In high school, my psychology teacher told me to come back and take her to dinner when I became a teacher,” […]

Correspondents of past, present tell war stories

War correspondents discussed the difficulty of reporting on the military and the declining quality of news coverage abroad Monday night at a crowded Kalb Report. The discussion in the national Press Club featured seven journalists including Morley Safer from CBS’s “60 Minutes” and Colin Soloway, Newsweek contributing editor who found “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh, […]

Sports: Forget redemption, Colonials want a win

About a month ago it appeared the overachieving Colonials could have been the favorite going up against host Temple this Saturday. Temple was heading into January on a six-game losing streak, while GW had just beaten St. Bonaventure for its first conference win. Now, with GW (10-11, 3-7 Atlantic 10) staggering into the game on […]

SJT affirms professors’ free speech

GW professors with radical ideas who have been following the pending firing of a Florida professor can breathe a sigh of relief. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said he disagrees with the way the University of South Florida is treating a tenured professor who has brought international attention to campus for saying “death to Israel” […]

Staff Editorial: Unprotected speech

Whether hearing the chant “Death to Israel” and “Jihad is our path” boils your blood or gives you comfort, one thing is clear — such speech is protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. But in the eyes of the University of South Florida, a speech made 10 years ago is enough to […]