February 19, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 46

Stories from the February 19, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Arts: Rufus Wainwright burns the 9:30 Club to flames

Rufus Wainwright has performed at D.C.’s 9:30 Club several times over the past year, and each time the stage has been shortened and the dance floor expanded to accommodate an ever-growing audience. If his following keeps growing, Wainwright told a packed house Saturday night, he soon will perform outside the club. Wainwright’s success deserves its […]

Column: Hatchet, GW fail to improve understanding of diversity

As a black woman and member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, I found The Hatchet article (“Greek policies split groups”) on Feb. 14 to be an outrage. I believe the article was a true offense to the black Greek-letter organizations, and all black students here. The article seriously lacked significant content and offered absolutely no […]

GW to unveil improved web site

When students log on to the GW Web page Feb. 22, they will see an updated site with more organized content, said officials in GW’s Interactive Multimedia Application Group. The new page will have a sharper, blue background and will now fit all screen sizes, IMAG officials said. Steven Chang, senior designer of IMAG, said […]

MOVIE BUFFS: crazy like a coconut

Long Story Short: Jack Nicholson goes to a mental hospital. Finally. Alan Says : The amount of space we have to write will not do this movie justice. Many consider One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Fantasy Films), based on Ken Kesey’s novel, to be one of the greatest movies of all time. The film […]

Column: Metro camera sees all

The Wall Street Journal reported Feb. 13: “Washington police are building what will be the nation’s biggest network of surveillance cameras to monitor shopping areas, streets, monuments and other public places in the U.S. Capitol, a move that worries civil libertarians.” Foggy Bottom Metro station camera inaugural Feb. 15 log entries: 8:30 a.m. – Large […]

Israeli immigrants share Aliyah stories

About 25 students listened to two Jewish immigrants tell their personal stories about their aliyahs, or immigrations to Israel, Wednesday night at Hillel. Ethiopian immigrant Tsaga Melaku and Ukrainian Ronnie Vinnikov discussed the anti-Semitism they faced in their home countries before moving to the Jewish state in a discussion sponsored by the Jewish Agency and […]

Man alleges student sent internet threats

A 39-year-old substitute teacher from Brooklyn, N.Y., claims a GW student has been threatening him through postings to an internet newsgroup and violating University internet usage policy. The man, who requested to remain anonymous because of ongoing legal proceedings, said he sent a complaint to Information Systems and Services last month but GW officials failed […]

Between The Lines: Bite your tongue, not your fist

If one defines a team’s success by how many games it wins or loses, by where it finishes in the standings or by how well it competes with teams like Temple and Xavier, then it is more than fair to say GW has had a pretty bad year. The Colonials (10-14, 3-10 A-10) dropped into […]

Brief: RHA wins “School of the year”

The GW Residence Hall Association won “School of the Year” at the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls conference in Cleveland Saturday. Emily Naden, national communication coordinator for the RHA, Blythe Purdin, chair of the national residence hall honorary, and Tara Wolfson, Community Director for Thurston Hall, attended the conference. GW has […]

Nation In Brief

Campaign finance bill muscles through house Lawmakers in the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill last Thursday that bans “soft money” political contributions 240-189. The bill, sponsored by Reps. Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) and Marty Meehan (D-Mass.), intends to prevent corporations like energy-giant Enron, which donated $3.5 million to politicians since 1990, from buying political […]