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Marvin Center accepts requests for space

All student, academic, and administrative groups will be able to sign up for Marvin Center and outdoor meeting space at the Event Services Fair Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. in the Marvin Center Ballroom.

The first-ever event was planned after groups were unable to reserve meeting space last year because the Marvin Center was under renovation, said Damask Hansen, Marvin Center event planner.

“We’re anticipating a lot of people because we’ve given everyone the magical date of Sept. 1,” Hansen said.

She said because they expect a large showing, event organizers have tried to make the process more fun.

The Marvin Center will only take requests for the fall semester and requests for the first three days after the fair will get a response Wednesday night or Thursday morning, Hansen said.

Hansen said if the fair works well, they may consider holding a similar event for the spring semester.

“If groups come registered and prepared with their paper work, they can be in and out in 10 minutes,” Hansen said.

-Margaret Magee

SA extends allocations deadline

The deadline for student groups wishing to apply for Student Association funding for the fall semester has been extended from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1.

Forms are available on the fourth floor of the Marvin Center in the Student Association office and are also available online at

Any student leaders who have questions should contact SA Senate Finance Chairman David Burt at [email protected].-Theresa Crapanzano

Sholl’s Colonial Cafeteria will remain open

Sholl’s Colonial Cafeteria was saved from a 25 percent rent increase, which would have put the restaurant on the corner of K and 20th streets out of business.

The new lease, which was presented Aug. 19, called for a seven percent increase in the first year, followed by a 2 percent increase each year for the next nine years, according to an article in The Washington Post.

“We can survive with these numbers,” George Fleishell, Sholl’s co-owner, told The Post. “It might mean a slight increase in prices.”

-Theresa Crapanzano

Lambda Chi Alpha wins recruitment award

The GW chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha received the Membership Recruitment Award at a national leadership seminar in Bowling Green, Ohio late August.

The award, which was given to 14 of more than 200 Lambda Chi Alpha chapters around the country, recognizes top recruiting chapters with high ratios of men who are initiated and show consistent growth.

-Russ Rizzo

MTV searches for next stars

The creators of MTV’s docu-dramas “The Real World” and “Road Rules” will hold open-call interviews Wednesday at Champions, 1206 Wisconsin Ave., in Georgetown from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Interviews will also be held at Bridges, 10560 Main St. in Fairfax, Va., at the same time.

“We look for characters from real life,” Jonathan Murray, an executive producer for both shows, said. “People with strong personalities who are unafraid to speak their minds.”

The shows’ new casts will be culled from thousands of video applicants and those interviewed at open calls across the country.

This ninth season of MTV’s “The Real World” begins production in January 2000, according to a press release from Bunim/Murray Productions. Though the upcoming cast’s location remains undisclosed, past shows chronicling the everyday activities of seven strangers-turned-roommates, have been set in locations such as Seattle, London and Hawaii.

“Road Rules,” the real-life road-trip series which has traveled through Europe, Latin America, and most recently the world’s major oceans, will return to the U.S. for its ninth mystery trek, according to the press release.

-Gayle Horwitz

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