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.

Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy Team up for action/comedy

Eddie Murphy and Robert De Niro, together? It’s crazy – so crazy it might work. Warner Brothers’ Showtime, which teams up the two legendary actors, is quite enjoyable. Although hampered by a predictable script, Showtime has fresh jokes and quality acting. De Niro (15 Minutes) stars as Mitch Preston, a no-nonsense cop. Murphy (Shrek) plays […]

Staff editorial: Security sense

With two more instruments stolen from the music department, it is clear University Police failed to do enough to secure expensive student equipment after the first wave of instrument thefts over Winter Break. Despite GW’s apparent inaction, at least Risk Management has agreed to cover the costs of stolen instruments not picked up by student […]

Staff editorial: GW’s hearing problems

The decision to cut all American Sign Language courses at GW is wrong. While the Graduate School of Education and Human Development makes the understandable argument that it is losing money to classes mostly filled by undergraduates, Columbian College officials who have been advocating to take the reasonable alternative. Clearly there is demand for these […]

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, […]