November 21, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 33

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

University, high school work together to teach politics

Students at 21 D.C.-area high schools are currently preparing for a post-mayoral election civics fair, after studying the Washington mayoral race this semester. GW School of Media and Public Affairs assistant professor Sean Aday heads the D.C. chapter of the Student Voices program, which was started to inform teenagers of their voting rights and help […]

ROTC, University policies differ

Although GW’s anti-discrimination policy prohibits bias based on sexual orientation “in any University-recognized area of student life,” a federal law against homosexual conduct in the armed services gives the Reserve Officer Training Corps an exemption from the rule. Universities that interfere with ROTC recruiting regulations upholding the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue, don’t […]

Theater and Dance department performs “Danceworks”

A single female dancer in a red dress appeared onstage at the Dorothy Betts Marvin Center Wednesday night and began to perform. Moving around the floor and miming, senior Kate Gorney opened up the Theater and Dance department’s semi-annual Danceworks Concert. Gorney participated in “Arrangement in Glass, Sculpture and Painting,” one of six student and […]

GW considers old hospital’s future

GW officials said they plan to tear down the former GW hospital and begin plans for a new building within the next nine months that could include a combination of commercial, retail, academic and residential uses. Facilities management officials have been cleaning out equipment and machinery from the building since the hospital moved from its […]

INTERVIEW: Dave Attell drinks like it’s his job

Insomnia – an abnormal inability to sleep. Drunkard – a person who often gets drunk. It’s 2 a.m., the TV is on and the demented clown music begins, shortly thereafter the show of drunken freaks, fetish femme fatales and graveyard shift dockworkers floods the screen. Not that there’s anything uncommon about these occurrences – they […]

Wide weekend of sports: Women to start fresh in opener

Last year, the Howard women’s basketball team finished first in the Mid-East Athletic Conference but were knocked out in the second round of their conference tournament, erasing their hopes of an NCAA berth. Sound familiar? The Colonials shared the Bison’s fate in their own conference last season, finishing first in the Atlantic 10 only to […]

PORN RETURNS: Slutty and safe? You decide.

“John Q. Public thinks that we all beat our wives, have sex with our children and that we’re extremely liberal Democrats who are atheists,” talent agent Jim South explains in between phone calls. While South’s claim overstates people’s beliefs quite a bit, the fact remains that public perception of the world of pornography is not […]

Man jumps from local hotel, MPD investigates

An individual jumped from the Allen Lee Hotel on F Street in an apparent suicide Wednesday afternoon. Metropolitan Police officials said they are investigating the incident, in which an “older-looking” male jumped to his death around 3:30 p.m. Police taped off the Virginia Avenue side of the 2224 F St. hotel between 23rd and 22nd […]

INTERVIEW: Center Stage star Amanda Schull brings west coast ballet to DC

Watching Sandpaper Ballet, a collection of delectably witty gambols, is like bursting open a box of truffles onstage. And like the sugary confections, picking the sweetest piece is next to impossible. The San Francisco Ballet’s touring program is, without question, the best theatrical performance of the holiday season. And with tickets selling for $26 to […]

National lobbying group opens GW chapter

GW students hoping to bring a new level of activism to campus recently started a University chapter of the national political lobbying group Common Cause in Foggy Bottom. The organization, which is supported by a number of politicians, including Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), works to combat political corruption and to get big money out of […]