October 31, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 27

Stories from the October 31, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW employee killed in police gunfire

Police shot and killed GW employee Odetta Emanuel during a botched arrest in Northeast Washington Thursday night. A plainclothes officer and the suspect were also shot and wounded, according to Metropolitan Police reports. The vehicle Emanuel was driving had been stopped by a plainclothes officer attempting to execute an arrest warrant for her companion, William […]

Man of La Mancha charactrerized by vapid fragility, also it stinks

It’s been a decade since the theatre’s most beloved feckless knight melted audiences’ hearts. The latest revival of “The Man of La Mancha,” the first not to star Richard Kiley (who originated the role), is a case of casting discordance. The new production, starring Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, is another […]

Men’s basketball preps for exhibition

Four returning scholarship players will join seven freshmen in the GW men’s basketball team’s first game Sunday, giving these new teammates their first chance to play in an official game together. The Colonials will host the E.A. Sports All Stars in an exhibition game at the Smith Center. The Colonials have been practicing since Oct. […]

Crews place high in two races

The GW men’ s and women’s crew teams returned strong finishes in two different races last weekend, Sunday’s Princeton Chase and Saturday’s Head of the Schuylkill. Both races proved the respective team’s strengths as they train for the spring season, coaches said. “This was a long but unbelievably successful weekend for both the men’s and […]

Nursing shortage hits GW

National nursing shortages are hitting the GW hospital hard, exhausting the existing nursing staff and compromising patient care, GW doctors say. John Williams, dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, told University trustees Oct. 18 that the hospital is worried about nurse “burnout” and looking to hire at least 120 new nurses. “There […]

SJT shmoozes with freshmen

More 400 freshmen chatted with President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg on issues ranging from his first kiss to tuition increases Wednesday night in the Hippodrome. The annual “late night with the president” offered freshmen the opportunity to ask Trachtenberg questions and a chance to win a pizza party with the president. Lafayette Hall, which had 47 […]

Two groups perform ‘Rocky’

While most students would think to look outside campus grounds to find women, men and transvestites stripping, the Marvin Center will play host to multiple performances of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” this week, a play that eclectically mixes sex, drugs and rock and roll. Student theater groups Forbidden Planets Productions and Absolute Pleasures Productions […]

Crime Report

Drug Law Violation 10/28 – Francis Scott Key Hall 9:30 p.m. Case closed A UPD officer patrolling the hallway smelled marijuana coming from a room. An administrative search of the room produced marijuana. Referred to SJS 10/25 – New Hall 1:28 a.m. Case closed A UPD officer patrolling the hallway smelled a suspicious odor in […]

Greek briefs

Phi Sigma Sigma makes gift bags The Phi Sigma Sigma sorority took part in “Make A Difference Day” Saturday by putting together toiletry and cosmetic gift bags for women at My Sister’s Place, a shelter for battered women. My Sister’s Place is the sorority’s local philanthropy site. Additionally, on Nov. 8 and 9, the sorority […]

SA Notes

The SA Senate passed more than seven pieces of legislation this week, including a revision of the fiscal bylaw amendments. SA President Phil Robinson sued the legislative branch for overriding his veto of financial legislation two weeks ago. At Tuesday’s meeting, Robinson noted he believed the legislative and executive branches could “turn things around” despite […]