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.

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 […]

Former GW official dies at 73

Former GW official Ann E. Webster died of cancer Tuesday at the Washington Home Hospice. Webster worked in several administrative positions during her 30 years at the University. Webster first joined GW in 1961 and worked as director of housing and residence life until 1991 before assuming her final job as assistant vice president of […]

Faculty try to balance busy schedules

GW students are not the only ones on campus who balance busy college schedules. Between public speaking, conducting research and teaching classes, professors also perform a balancing act with their time. Professor Steven Livingston, who serves as the director of the political communication program and teaches journalism and international affairs classes, also engages in public […]

Shapiro Fellow addresses public policy

Media expert Peter Hannaford, new Shapiro Fellow for the journalism program, revealed public relations secrets to an audience of 15 faculty and students Thursday over lunch. “Reporters want stories to be about what is out of the ordinary,” Hannaford said. “Dog bites man is not a story because it happens frequently – ask any mailman. […]

Women rehearse for Vagina Monologues

“It’s not.” “It is.” “No, it’s got to be some premature pink Easter Rabbit or something.” Honey, that ain’t no bunny. The pink monolith that could be seen in the Hippodrome and masquerading in Kogan Plaza Wednesday, generating sales of $2 a customer for those who wanted to bring a photo home to show mom […]