February 9, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 42

Stories from the February 9, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW sophomore found dead in Va.

An energetic young woman whose love of international politics equaled her passion for her sorority, sophomore Jennifer Dierdorff was a motivated worker who displayed determination and maturity. Dierdorff, remembered by friends as strong-willed yet understanding and warm, was found dead in an Arlington, Va., motel room Friday afternoon. Arlington Police officials said there is no […]

GW in Brief

Comedian Dave Chapelle to perform Comedian Dave Chappelle will entertain students at the Smith Center Feb. 28. Tickets are available for $20 at Ticketmaster or for $25 online over the phone. Students can visit gwired.gwu.edu for purchasing information. Chappelle has a show called “Chappelle’s Show,” which airs on Comedy Central Sunday nights at 10 p.m. […]

SA hopefuls begin campaigning

Students can begin campaigning for the upcoming Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board elections Monday at 6:32 a.m. Although candidate petitions were due Friday evening, the University must officially certify students before they can start campaigning, said John Plack, chair of the Joint Election Committee, which oversees the election process. Elections for […]

Staff Editorial: Remembering Jenny

When young women pass away too early, the song so often played is Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind.” But to those of us who knew Jenny at The Hatchet, the analogy of her as a submissive candle being swayed by another force could not be more ill-fitting. While no particular song comes to mind, […]

Wellness Center offers more exercise classes

Students have more variety in exercise instruction this semester since the Health and Wellness Center added more classes and teachers. Officials said they are accommodating a growing interest in fitness classes. Andre Julien, assistant athletic director of Health and Wellness and Recreation Programs, said about 550 to 600 people bought passes last semester, about 150 […]

Inside our Pages: Losing one of our own

Death is one of the most difficult subjects a reporter can cover. For reporters at a student newspaper, covering an untimely, unnatural student death is even more difficult. And when those student reporters are also the close friends and colleagues of the victim, reporting on the tragedy is seemingly impossible. The Hatchet family is grieving […]


In the article “GW awaits school deal” (Feb. 2, p.1), School Without Walls Principal Sheila Mills Harris was incorrectly quoted as saying she supported GW’s proposal to buy the high school. GW has never expressed interest in buying the high school, and Harris supports a University proposal to build a new building for the magnet […]

D.C. in Brief

Toxin found in Senate office The discovery of small amounts of the poison ricin in a Senate mailroom last week has prompted an investigation into how the chemical got into the building. The toxin was found Feb. 2 in the Dirsken Senate building office of Majority Leader Bill Frist. Officials are unsure how the chemical […]

Campus Calendar

Monday “Peace Service as it Relates to Peace Studies” – discussion about peace services as a career 6 to 7:30 p.m. Academic Building room 100, Mount Vernon Campus The Kalb Report The New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller will join host Marvin Kalb 8 p.m. National Press Club, 529 14th St. N.W., 13th Floor […]