February 11, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 44

Stories from the February 11, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Flaenco festival proves to be a fiery exchange

The red spotlight burns and a distinct aura of passion fills the stage, lit like a fuse. A building eruption waiting for release. In rapid succession comes a disciplined clapping and, with the utterance of a single chant, the stage explodes giving birth to a language of its own. The dance speaks for itself, telling […]

GW trustees approve 4.9% tuition increase

GW’s Board of Trustees approved a 4.9 percent tuition hike Friday, raising tuition and fees to $27,820. The majority of the extra money will pay back facilities debts and staff pay raises. When added to room and board, the GW pricetag is now $36,930 for incoming freshmen and sophomores and is set to top $40,000 […]

Arts: Hatchet talks with Margaret Cho

Though her act in the Smith Center Saturday night focused on topics like menstruation and colon hydrotherapy, in person comedian Margaret Cho is serious and soft-spoken. In an interview with The Hatchet, the 33-year old comedienne talked about her act, her message and some things on the horizon. Cho has tackled several forms of media, […]

Panel plans SJS review

SA Executive Vice President Josh Singer said there are “a ton of problems inherent in the judicial system” at GW and asked the Joint Committee of Faculty and Students to begin a process of reforming the Student Code of Conduct at a Friday meeting. “I want to see a fundamental change in the total procedures […]


Long Story Short: They call him the Daywalker. He’s half man, half vampire. He’s dedicated his life to hunting the latter. Unfortunately for Blade (Wesley Snipes), his job is about to get a lot harder. Unfortunately for the vampires, Blade has a really cool sword. Alan Says: For the past four years, people have been […]

Web unfit for housing

When students log on to GWeb Feb. 24 to choose housing for next year, they might not be able to pick the exact room they want, GW officials told the Residence Hall Association Friday. RHA President Noel Frame said Housing Services Director Andrew Sonn told her Friday that BannerWeb will only allow students to select […]

Planning for Spring Break

The weather is getting slightly warmer. The sun is beginning to stay out a little longer. And there is a somewhat restless feeling on campus. This can only mean one thing: Spring Break is near. Whether going home or jaunting off to another country or part of America, GW students are anticipating the impending week […]

Column: What about the Afghans?

When U2 performed during the halftime show of this year’s Super Bowl, my eyes welled up with tears, especially when the names of the victims of Sept. 11 were projected onto a giant screen stretching into the sky. In some strange way, halftime seemed natural and even necessary, like one big national exhalation of relief. […]

Spotlight: A shuttle ride away

Mount Vernon College holds the tradition of schooling smart and talented women. Hope Diamond owner Evelyn Walsh McLean, Radcliffe College President Ada Louise Comstock and Elizabeth Harris, co-founder of Ms. Magazine, are only a few among a list of leading alumnae. “Friends” star Courtney Cox even attended for a year before pursuing her acting career. […]

Inside Our Pages: Tuition no secret matter

The Hatchet reported last Thursday that GW would propose a 4.9 percent tuition increase to the Board of Trustees the next day. Since the question has come up in conversation with numerous administrators, I’d like to clarify why we found it important to report this news as soon as we had received it. Newspapers function […]