September 11, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 10

Stories from the September 11, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Workers set to raze old hospital

With demolition of the former GW Hospital beginning this week, a new facility built on the cleared site could include academic, residential and commercial space, University officials said The building, located across the street from the new hospital, is being razed with a wrecking ball and claw. Demolition will last until December. While GW officials […]

Condemned by Gravity’s Pull

It has been said that no photograph accurately depicted the mysterious allure of ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. The cameras of his time were too slow to capture the height of his leap, and stationary images couldn’t reveal the sensual line in his steps. In comparison with his peers-manly acrobats whose role was to support their […]

Greek Briefs

Townhouse Row residents applaud communal living Despite several initial facilities problems, residents of Townhouse Row said they are pleased with the new housing option. During the first week students could live in Townhouse Row, the basements of four townhouses flooded because of a large amount of precipitation in a short period of time. Officials said […]

Protest halts SMPA lecture

Union workers stormed into Professor Jarol Manheim’s class Wednesday morning to protest his role as a consultant for Verizon Communications. At 9:45 a.m., more than 25 people, some of them students and others members of the Communication Workers of America, interrupted Manheim’s Strategic Political Communications class. The demonstrators wore red T-shirts and distributed pamphlets titled […]

In and on sale…

Artist: Rancid Album: Indestructible Genre: Punk Label: Hellcat Records Following a three-year hiatus from independent projects, Rancid reconvenes with the album “Indestructible,” refining the band’s sound rather than altering it. Despite the lack of promotion, “Indestructible” attempts to salvage listeners on the fringes of the group’s fan base who may have found the previous album […]

Bush judicial nominee drops out

Posted 9:50pm September 11 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau After two years of partisan wrangling over his appointment, Miguel Estrada, the Bush administration’s nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, withdrew his nomination last Thursday. Estrada stated in a letter to President George W. Bush, “I believe […]

Internet worm hinders GWMail

University technology officials said the recent rash of Internet-based computer worms and viruses may have been the root cause of Tuesday’s e-mail delivery delays, which left GWMail system users receiving e-mails hours after they had been sent. Although the direct cause of the slowdown was linked to a memory failure on the University’s e-mail server, […]

Cinema Sinner: Man Bites Dog

Everywhere I go, students are talking about “reality television” shows, from the kids skipping class at Kogan Plaza to the bastion of intellectually devoid speech – the Mount Vernon shuttle bus. First it was MTV’s annoying “Real World,” then came “Survivor” and now the suicide-inducing “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” One must paradoxically turn […]

District tourism recovers after attacks

Travel to the District is returning to pre-September 11 levels after an initial tourist drought cost the city millions of dollars a day. But experts are reporting an uneven recovery as many families, prompted by terrorist alerts, have stayed away from the city in large numbers. Immediately following Sept. 11, 2001, closed attractions, tighter security […]

Bar Belle: Black Cat

Where: 1811 14th St. NW Getting in: carded at the door, “x’d” if under 21 Prices: Concerts $5 to $15, the red room acess is free Dress: Indie rocker Belle rating: 3 bells It’s been said that the word hipster has replaced yuppie as the past decade’s most overused pop culture idiom. That being said, […]