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.

GW misses chance to get Afghan speaker

An Afghan embassy spokesman said a University spokesman’s “lukewarm” response caused new Afghanistan leader Hamid Karzai to switch a speaking engagement to Georgetown University last week. “GW was ideal in many cases; it just wasn’t very amenable,” Afghan embassy spokesman Tom Lauria said about GW’s response to hosting Karzai’s speech during his first official visit […]

University proposes 4.9% tuition increase

GW officials said in a meeting with student leaders Wednesday they will propose a 4.9 percent tuition increase to the Board of Trustees this week. If the proposal passes, it will end 13 years of consecutive declines in tuition jumps. Last year’s increase was 4.4 percent. Student Association President Roger Kapoor said the break in […]

Around Campus: Briefs

40 women to perform Vagina Monologues A cast of more than 40 GW women will perform “The Vagina Monologues” to raise money for local charities this weekend. The event is sponsored by the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance and will run 8-10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at the Dorothy Marvin Betts theatre. Tickets are […]

Bar Belle: The University Club

Food: yup Dancing: negative Pluses: cheap and way fun Minuses: watch out kiddies – they card! The Bar Belle, with great regret, must make a confession. It is time for her to buck up and talk about her favorite Thursday spot. Every Thursday with the ring of 5 p.m., she and a favorite friend head […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 2/03 – Thurston Hall A University Police officer on duty in Thurston observed a male student spitting on the floor in the Thurston lobby and asked him about it. The student denied the charge. Referred to SJS Closed 2/03 – Lisner Auditorium An intoxicated patron of an event at Lisner Auditorium refused to […]

Restaurant review: Filomena Ristorante

Filomena Ristorante 1063 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. (between K and M streets) (202) 338-8800 Entrees: $14.95-$32.95 Reservations: a must for Valentine’s Day Attire: leave jeans and sneakers at home, but no need for a suit Attention gentlemen, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and reservation lists are nearing their capacities. It’s time to pick up […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Super Bowl Thoughts: Happy new year!

The Super Bowl isn’t just about football. And as a sportswriter, I could have watched this game and given the same mindless analysis you could read anywhere. Instead, I thought I’d analyze the other stuff. Some pre-game, some halftime and some commercials. So here it is, the thoughts inside my head. 5:40 p.m. – They […]

Review: Collateral Damage

Yes of course, Arnold’s back! He’s always back, he never dies and guess what, in this flick he kills people. But don’t worry, they were all bad . or at least ill tempered. So it goes, in his newly released movie Collateral Damage (Warner Bros.) Arnold Schwarzenegger plays yet another action hero, this time by […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Temple shreds GW on nat’l TV

Posted 2 a.m. Feb. 10 — The Colonials gave ESPN viewers and the Smith Center crowd of more than 3,000 little to get excited about on Saturday as they fell to Temple 80-58 in GW’s first and final national television appearance this season. The loss extended GW’s losing streak to seven games, its longest since […]

Arts: Hatchet chats with Sevendust

Surprised, vocalist Lajon Witherspoon from Sevendust stopped singing for a few seconds in awe of the voices that sang above his. With hundreds of screaming fans chanting word-for-word to the band’s recent hit single “Angel’s Son” at the 9:30 Club last Thursday, the band is hardly falling apart, as this month’s article in Spin magazine […]