March 14, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 53

Stories from the March 14, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Saving the sunshine for a rainy day

What ever happened to beauty being skin deep? With artificial tanning, it can be. Many GW students tan their wintery skin at Casa del Sol, a tanning salon at 3210 Grace St., behind Georgetown Park Mall. At the salon, student packages run five tans for $30. Regular clients normally tan two to three times a […]

Letter: Classes must stay

I was at a loss for words on March 11 when I read in The Hatchet that GW has canceled all American Sign Language courses (“GW cancels sign language classes”). As a speech and hearing science major who has completed all three levels of ASL, enjoying every second of it, I am shocked that the […]

DC Diary: Jazzing it up

HR-57 1610 14th St. Thursday, March 7 8 p.m. If there was any doubt in your mind about the future of jazz and blues, it is thriving in Washington at HR-57, the Center for the Preservation of Jazz and Blues on 1610 14th St. Accompanied by my friend, I somewhat reluctantly headed toward Dupont Circle […]

Column: SA: Don’t forget the graduates

The Hatchet’s staff editorial (“Avoid Rancor”) March 11 was right on target. Now that another bitter and bizarre election is behind us, it is time for students to unite behind Phil Robinson, whose goals of inclusion, diversity, openness and accountability are certainly worthy of our attention, not the neglect of prior administrations. Somehow lost in […]

Melting Pot offers fondue, but with long wait and lots of work

The Melting Pot 1110 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, Va. (703) 243-4490 2 Hatchets Attire: wear a bib Price: $40 for two people Reservations: a good idea, weekends are busy and meals are long As one diner put it, “you need a drop-cloth to eat here.” The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant in Arlington, Va., and […]

Around Campus

GW to host Daniel Pearl memorial The University will host a Wall Street Journal memorial for late foreign correspondent Daniel Pearl Friday 10 a.m. in the Marvin Center Dorothy Betts theatre. Pearl was missing in Pakistan for several months before he was confirmed deceased after U.S. officials obtained a video of his murder. University awards […]

Letter: Let us know

In the past few weeks, there have been some pretty startling stories from GW – most of them were unsurprising to the student body that is now inundated by administrative screw-ups and cover-ups. First we learned that some rooms in New Hall, a supposedly strictly sophomore-free hall, had double-assigned rooms. Why is this? Because GW, […]

U-Wire: UPenn teaches ASL class

(U-WIRE) PHILADELPHIA – The students watch attentively as their professor teaches them a foreign language. New words are learned and questions are asked. But not a word is spoken. This is no ordinary class. This is the American Sign Language class, where speaking is strictly prohibited. From the first day of class, students are instructed […]

Column: A historic moment for the SA

There is something to say about being a part of history. No one can deny that the past two weeks have been nothing short of amazing. For the first time while I have been at GW, students finally seemed to care about their student government. This is evident by the sheer number of people who […]

CCAS expresses interest in ASL classes

University officials disagree whether the Graduate School of Education and Human Development canceled next year’s American sign language classes because of a budget change. But no matter the explanation, GSEHD Dean Mary Futrell said the school can no longer afford to offer the courses. The Columbian College Speech and Hearing Science department has expressed interest […]