October 18, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 21

Stories from the October 18, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Arts: Engaging characters reign in ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’

“Glengarry Glen Ross” hits the ground running. Beginning mid-sentence, mid-argument, the tension that is evident when the lights first come up helps make this a darkly funny play to the very end. The first act, set in a Chinese restaurant, presents a series of dining pairs. Each pair connects to the same real estate firm, […]

GW maintains solid freshmen retention

With GW parents fresh off a visit during Family Weekend, GW officials are examining how to keep their children happy enough to return for another year. They are looking to improve on a trend of above-average retention numbers in recent years. GW reported that 91 percent of last year’s freshman class returned this year – […]

Indie film L.I.E. delves into delicate subjects

Homosexuality and molestation are about as serious of topics as you can get, leaving one to ask how it is possible to discuss such issues in a even-handed and comfortable way? Director Michael Cuesta finds a way in his new film L.I.E. While the title L.I.E. seems to hint to something simple, the films content […]

SA issues group funds

At the annual Student Association allocation meeting, student groups traditionally flood in to complain about a lack of funds. But this year, the SA seems to have pleased all but one group by sharing the wealth of a 25 percent overall budget increase. The SA gave virtually an across-the-board 25 percent increase to the more […]

Staff Editorial: Sluggish SA

The Student Association has yet to accomplish much beyond allocating money to student organizations this year. We are willing to give them the benefit of the doubt on disruptions caused by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but the excuses are over. The SA says it has plans to do more than dole out money, including […]

DC Diary: Clarendon Day

The sun shined brightly as autumn leaves drifted from branches onto the street. It was a day of recovery for Americans in Arlington, Va., at the Clarendon Day festival, and my friends and I decided to take advantage of the free trip on the Metro to check it out. This yearly festival greeted us with […]

Staff Editorial: Rising retention

GW administrators are understandably excited that the University’s retention rate continues to climb. They attribute this success to a high level of student satisfaction with the services GW provides. While this may be true – no hard data exists to support or refute this claim – the issue of student retention is much more complicated […]

Ringing in on college memories

A ticket to a GW basketball game: $0. GW shot glass: $5.99. Blue GW pennant: $17.99. GW letter jacket: $230. The Watergate room at HOVA: $6,500 a year. Personalized GW class rings: priceless. Or are they? Every year, juniors and seniors have to decide whether or not class rings are worth the investment. A university […]

Golf places eighth at Lehigh Stabler

Thomas Blankvoort led the GW golf team to an eighth-place finish out of a field of 20 teams at last weekend’s Lehigh Stabler Invitational. Blankvoort’s six-over-par 150 (74-76) at the par-72, 6,500-yard Center Valley Golf Club, tied him for 14th overall. Lehigh University’s Bowden Osborn won the tournament with a five-under-par 139 (69-70). Host Lehigh […]

DC Diary: Venturing into Annapolis

Thanks to the canceled IMF meetings, my roommate and I decided to make an adventure out of our weekend and take a short trip to the United States Naval Academy to visit some friends. I was really excited because I had never before seen either the Naval Academy or Annapolis. Unfortunately, Annapolis is not easy […]