The world of network news has been explored in movies, like "Network," or "Up Close and Personal," but weathermen always seem to be lost in the rush. However, in Paramount Pictures' new film "The Weather Man," directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean), the often forgotten and unrecognized weatherman is finally given his due.
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Late start for Sigma Chi The colonization of the Sigma Chi fraternity has been delayed until spring 2006, rather than this fall as originally planned. Earlier this month, the University invited Sigma Chi to begin the colonization process by recruiting members on campus.
GW alumnus and NASA astronaut Charlie Camarda, who has logged more than 333 total hours in space, shared his recent experiences aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery with students and faculty during a speech Tuesday night. About 70 students and guests attended the event in the Elliott School of International Affairs building to hear Camarda's first-hand account of his journey into space from July 26 to Aug.
GW's Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet, a research component of the Graduate School of Political Management, was recently recognized by a worldwide organization as one of the top 10 groups changing the world of Internet and politics. Of the 10 award recipients, IPDI is the only academic institution and is one of only three winners in the United States.
The I Street mall by the Foggy Bottom Metro stop was host to a film set Monday, as the new sci-fi thriller "The Visiting" began filming in D.C. A remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," "The Visiting" stars Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, and had been shooting in Baltimore until Monday, which marked the first day of shooting in Washington.
The red carpet lining the Kennedy Center's Hall of Nations looked like a Hollywood red carpet, paparazzi and all, on Sunday night. Photographers angled for a view, and autograph-seekers squirmed through the crowd as limo after limo arrived, each bearing a new celebrity - perhaps Tom Hanks, Larry David or Queen Latifah - to be blinded by flashbulbs.
If you have $5 And you're looking for a Halloween party with a costume contest and cheap beer, Continental is the place to go. On North Moore Street in Arlington, Va., the bar will have $3 drink specials and pool starting at happy hour, which goes from 6 to 9 p.
Mirabelle Buttersfield (Claire Danes) sells gloves at Saks, on a floor full of sparkling ball gowns. Day after day in the film "Shopgirl" (Touchstone Pictures), she is passed by for the glitter and sequins surrounding her. This is supposedly analogous to Mirabelle herself - having recently moved to L.
It's midway through the semester and the only thing hurting more than my liver is my bank account. These $10 martinis have been great, but there's a time and a place for them. There's also a time and a place for getting drunk for cheap without any pre-gaming necessary.
They're talented, they're twins, and they go to college together. They're the Olsen twins! Okay, they're actually David and Jonathan Kantor, two members of a bluegrass/folk quartet called the Bear Mountain Pickers. "We have an unsaid musical connection," Jonathan, who plays saxophone and clarinet in the band, said.
In the GW athletic sphere, there are always teams that get the attention. Baseball, basketball and soccer always hog the headlines. The GW men's golf team has been quietly floating below the radar since the year after World War II. Led by senior Academic All-American Brian Carroll, the Colonials have put together their strongest fall season in years, placing first or second as a team in all but one tournament thus far, and have their sights set on making their first NCAA regional appearance since 1946.
Picture this: You graduate GW with a bachelor's degree and head out into the real world. Foggy Bottom is a distant memory of drunken stupors, late nights at Pizza Italia and Lulus excursions. All of the job applications are in and it is now interview time.
Last year, when a movement mounted to add a voting student member to the Board of Trustees, this page argued in favor of such a student trustee. The argument was focused on the position of students as stakeholders in the University, and thus deserving of a representative voice in GW's highest ranking decision-making body.
It's too bad The Hatchet didn't ask me whether it was legal for the University to surreptitiously take so-called "prohibited (potentially dangerous) items" - for example, pocketknives - from dorm residents' rooms, and to dispose of them without any opportunity for the owner to contest the seizure or the disposition.
The cultists are at our door and they make no attempt to hide themselves. They stand on the sidewalk distributing pamphlets and booklets with such titles as "Soldiers of Satan" and "Earth's Next Fifty Years." They are the recruiters and propagators of the conspiracies, hate and demagoguery of Lyndon LaRouche.
Dupont Circle's 17th Street flooded with cross-dressers and spectators Tuesday night as more than 30 drag queens came out despite the cold and drizzly weather to participate in an October tradition. D.C.'s annual High Heel Race takes place each year on the Tuesday night before Halloween, allowing men to dress in short skirts and strap on their high heels while they prepare to sprint down 17th Street between P and Q streets.
In surveys, students said the effectiveness of the 3-year-old University Writing Program, designed to promote undergraduates' writing and critical thinking skills, is inconclusive. But University officials are pleased with the program's results. According to student evaluations from spring 2005 published on the University Writing Program's Web site (http://www.
Chipotle is one of several venues the University is considering to install in the vacant Quigley's building at 21st and G streets. Workers will start renovations on Quigley's in January to transform it into a new food venue and GWorld partner. A Chipotle spokesman confirmed that the restaurant is one of the companies that has been in touch with GW.
A new student organization is trying to persuade GW to lessen its penalties for drug violations, particularly for students who lose housing after being caught with marijuana in their dorms.
In the event of a terrorist attack or major national disaster, GW officials have long recognized the need to protect University network and computing systems. But in the disastrous wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, colleges around the country are evaluating the safety of their own technology services.
Macedonian Ambassador Nkola Dimitrov is supposed to be the foremost emissary of his country to America, but it was his fellow countryman, pianist Simon Trpceski, who stole the show Tuesday night at the Jack Morton Auditorium. Trpceski gave an electrifying performance before a crowd of approximately 240 students, Washington, D.
Associated Press President and CEO Tom Curley said Tuesday night that despite his own organization's decrease in profits in 2004, and a myriad of problems facing the industry, he thinks the journalism business is not in trouble. "(We) need a standard-bearer, and AP provides that," Curley said in his hour talk with journalist and scholar Marvin Kalb at "The Kalb Report," a National Press Club event sponsored by GW and Harvard University's Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy.
Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) said Tuesday night in the Marvin Center that if Sen. Jon Corzine wins the race for New Jersey governor, he might run for the vacant U.S. Senate seat. Before a crowd of about 50 people in the Marvin Center Amphitheatre, Holt spoke about a variety of issues from the ongoing CIA leak investigation to how to improve national security.
Court rules for full financial transparency The Student Association court ruled Tuesday night that financial records detailing SA President Audai Shakour's summer spending must be open to the public. The court ruled in favor of plaintiff Brandon Sherr, a junior, who filed suit because he was denied full access to the Shakour administration's financial records from summer transactions.
Andrew McMahon, frontman of contemporary rockers Something Corporate and newly formed Jack's Mannequin, proved to be a quiet warrior as an inevitably righteous California rocker. Recovering from a battle with leukemia, Andrew said that he hopes to be back on tour ". as soon as my doctors say it's healthy.
"Ushpizin" (Picturehouse Films) is a unique and rare collaboration between the secular and orthodox Jewish communities in Israel. The fusion of these two very different backgrounds creates an objective and honest portrayal of the orthodox community. The secular director, Gidi Dar, was friends with actor-screenwriter Shuli Rand when Rand was a famous Israeli actor, before he became an orthodox Jew and left the movie industry.
Zorro is back once again in "The Legend of Zorro" - this time, to save California as it joins the United States of America. It appears as if all hope is lost when Alejandro de la Vega (Antonio Banderas) considers giving up the mask and becoming a full-time family man.
Outside a two-story country estate, two couples pledge their lifelong commitments to one another. The women stare into their lovers' eyes and begin a dance of merriment. Friends and family join the festivities. Servants dance with their masters. Fathers dance with their daughters.
Posted Oct. 28, 2005 at 4:39 p.m. Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara will speak at the May 21 Commencement ceremony, the University announced Friday.