December 8, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 33

Stories from the December 8, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Campus Calendar

Emocapella show and CD release Free show, group will be selling new CD, I’m Sorry, for $10 9 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom A debate on slavery reparations moderated by attorney Johnnie Cochran 8 to 9 p.m. Jack Morton Auditorium, Media and Public Affairs Building Young Women of Color – D.C. study break Free food […]

BREAKING NEWS: Jury sentences Rizzo’s killer to death

Posted Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1 p.m. After ten hours of deliberation, a federal jury sentenced the confessed murderer of GW student Jonathan Michael Rizzo to death Tuesday. In September, Gary Sampson confessed to killing Rizzo and two other men in separate incidents in July 2001. The trial, which started earlier this year, revolved around whether […]


In the article “GW to fund external SA audit” (Dec. 4, p. 1), The Hatchet reported that the Student Association Senate rejected a bill to call for “independent financial review of the (SA).” The bill was referred to committee for review. A photograph of the band Hot Hot Heat was mistakenly identified as a picture […]

BREAKING NEWS: Authorities investigate student’s death

Posted: Wednesday, Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. — D.C. officials are still investigating the death of GW Law School student Chris Bartok, whose lifeless body was found in the Potomac River two weeks ago. Adrian Lavallee, general counsel for the D.C. Medical Examiner’s Office, would not comment on the circumstances surrounding Bartok’s death, but said it […]

Students perform holiday concert

The gothic-inspired style of The United Church stands out amidst the commercial buildings of 20th and G streets. Inside, GW’s Chamber Choir performed its holiday concert Friday and Saturday nights. The 31 members of the GW Chamber Choir, led by conductor and Director of Choral Activities Matthew Mehaffey, sang Hanukkah and Christmas. Students performed pieces […]

Big Fish, Big Fun

“Big Fish” may be the strangest, most dazzling, whimsical, downright gorgeous film of the year. Director Time Burton (“Batman”) returns to form with a quirky, delightfully impossible fable about Ed Bloom, (Albert Finney, “Erin Brockovich”) a dying old man who spun his whole life into an elaborate tall tale. The film deals with the attempts […]

Staff Editorial: A good first step

The Office of Housing Services recently released its guidelines for the housing selection process for the 2004-05 school year. These guidelines represent many positive departures from the controversial plan Housing Services presented to students last year, but officials must still address chronic problems in this year’s housing selection process. This year, it appears Housing Services […]

Putting your best foot forward

Woody Allen once quipped, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” He may not have meant showing up at the GW Career Center, but he would have been right if he had. Allen’s comment sums up the Career Center’s mission fairly well. Figuring out when and where one should start looking for employment opportunities is […]

CADE reviews alcohol campaign

Although GW’s alcohol-related hospitalizations dropped slightly this semester, the University may discontinue its three-year-old anti-binge drinking campaign at the end of the spring. There were 39 alcohol-related hospitalizations since September, down from 44 at this time in 2002, according to Student Judicial Services. Hospitalizations also fell from seven to three over Halloween weekend. Director of […]

Women’s basketball opens Atlantic 10 play with two wins in Ohio

Posted Monday, Jan. 5, 11:40 p.m. The GW women’s basketball team continued its dominance over Dayton in an easy 71-51 victory Monday night in Dayton, Ohio. The Colonials moved to 16-0 against the Flyers all-time, 8-4 overall and 2-0 in the Atlantic 10. GW overpowered the short bench of Dayton (2-11, 0-2 A-10) in convincing […]