February 21, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 47

Stories from the February 21, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Streep recounts acting career

Actress Meryl Streep told a sold-out Lisner Auditorium audience Monday night she once thought acting was “not a serious way to spend your life.” Streep talked about her life achievements in film, television and theater at the Smithsonian Associates-sponsored lecture, which also promoted her two new films scheduled for release in 2002. Michael Kahn, director […]

Tickets for gala undersell

With two days left until the Foggy Bottom Ball, the University has sold about 700 tickets to the function. That is enough to fill 65 percent of the function room’s 1,100-person capacity. Although officials compared the event to last year’s Inaugural Ball, the function is aimed at drawing a slightly smaller crowd. Last year’s ball […]

4-RIDE demand grows despite waits

University Police report student 4-RIDE use continues to increase this semester despite complaints of slow response times and a hijacked van incident last semester. Freshman Joel Nori, who lives in the Hall on Virginia Avenue, said he calls 4-RIDE about six times a week but ends up leaving before the van arrives about half of […]

Sorting methods cause mail delays

Late payment of bills, stale cupcakes and missed application deadlines are just some of the misfortunes GW students report this year because of late mail. “I don’t get my mail on time at all,” said sophomore Colleen O’Gara, a Strong Hall resident. “Anything sent to me as overnight mail takes at least four to five […]

SA voting goes online

Joint Elections Committee members said they expect voting in next week’s student government elections to be easier and more efficient than past years, when the ballot process was described as time consuming and disorganized. Students will vote online for Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board candidates Wednesday and Thursday, allowing them to […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Worker stabbed at Marvin Center

Posted 2:35 p.m. Feb. 21 — A construction worker was admitted to GW Hospital early Thursday morning after a co-worker reportedly stabbed him repeatedly in the chest in front of the Marvin Center, according to GW and police officials. The suspect has been identified but not apprehended, a Metropolitan Police Department spokesman said. According to […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Man arrested for MC stabbing

Posted 4:10 p.m. Feb. 21 — Metropolitan Police arrested Clifford Williams at about 3 p.m. for allegedly stabbing another construction worker in front of the Marvin Center early Thursday morning. GW and Follett officials confirmed that the men were temporary employees working on renovations to the GW Bookstore. Williams was charged with assault with intent […]

Oscar Nominees 2001

Here are the nominations for the Oscars, which air on March 24th. Actors in a Leading Role Russell Crowe (A Beautiful Mind) Sean Penn (I Am Sam) Will Smith (Ali) Denzel Washington (Training Day) Tom Wilkinson (In the Bedroom) Actor in a Supporting Role Jim Broadbent (Iris) Ethan Hawke (Training Day) Ben Kingsley (Sexy Beast) […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Tenth straight hurts most

Posted 3:30 p.m. Feb. 22 — The frustration of a team that suffered its 10th-straight loss was apparent Thursday night in GW’s 89-59 loss to visiting Dayton, the Colonials worst loss this season. Struggling three-point specialist Greg Collucci was handed a technical with 13 minutes remaining in the game for complaining he was fouled on […]