January 16, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 39

Stories from the January 16, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW, neighbors hit ESIA snag

In a hearing that could further delay GW’s attempt to open the academic portion of the new Elliot School building, Foggy Bottom community members testified against the University before the Zoning Commission Tuesday. The main dispute revolves around a homeless feeding program GW offered the community as part of an amenities package the University was […]

A cappella group gets national recognition

With their staple style of hooded sweatshirts and sneakers, the members of GW’s newest a cappella group, Emocapella, do not take themselves too seriously. But these days, to their surprise, everyone around them seems to. Emocapella has gained national status for their innovative vocals, becoming the first college a cappella group to sing solely “emo” […]

Protests to hit District

Tens of thousands of demonstrators from across the country are expected in the District this week protesting a possible war with Iraq. Organizers said the “National March on Washington,” scheduled for Saturday, will join the anti-war movement with the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King’s birthday is Jan. 15, celebrated as a federal […]

Grad to plead insanity in murder case

A lawyer for Kirk Palmer, a GW graduate accused in the shotgun slaying of an Angolan immigrant in August, is planning an insanity defense against a charge of first-degree murder. Attorneys asked a Boulder, Co., judge on Dec. 30 to order Palmer off his medications so his sanity can be evaluated, the Associated Press reported. […]

Around Campus

Webmail looks for new name Information Systems and Services is asking students, faculty and staff to choose a new name for the GW e-mail system. Webmail, GW’s current system, will be replaced throughout the spring semester and should be finished by the end of the school year. Entries can be made until Jan. 20 by […]

Death Row is not a nice place, seriously…

“If government can’t do it right, it shouldn’t do it at all,” says actor Brian Dennahy regarding capital punishment. Dennahy (Cocoon, Gorky Park) is just one of the many big league entertainers taking a volunteer part in the D.C. production of “The Exonerated.” This theatrical experience brings the horror stories of our capital punishment system […]

Crime Report

Forgery/Counterfeit 1/2/03- Medical Faculty Associates Garage Case open Parking services contacted UPD after a counterfeit $100 bill was found in a cash register. The note was handed over to U.S. Secret Service. Referred to U.S. Secret Service Sexual Assault 12/14/02- Off Campus Case open A female student reported being sexually assaulted in an undisclosed location […]

Its art. It’s free. It’s really, really close

Many come to GW for its location in the middle of the American political arena. But politics is not the only activity going on in GW’s neighborhood. Art is a alive and well in the community, specifically at the MacFeeley Gallery just steps away on 20th and I streets. The Arts Club of Washington at […]

Loss of Miller to limit men’s basketball’s depth

Last year, the GW men’s basketball season was marked by a streak. This Saturday, the Colonials look to end one. Nearly a year after last season’s 10-ga me losing streak began, the Colonials (6-7, 0-2 Atlantic 10) will try to put a quick end to their season-high three-game losing streak when Dayton (10-3, 2-0 A-10) […]