October 18, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 21

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

Student slated to run Olympic torch

It is a tradition that dates back to the first Olympics and a responsibility not entrusted to many. It is also an honor given to GW junior Jordan Usdan – the opportunity to carry the Olympic torch through the nation’s capital as it continues its 65 day route through 46 states to Salt Lake City, […]

Military movies’ last stand

The Last Castle (Dreamworks) is not your typical war flick. In a genre largely pervaded by formulaic plots, the film presents an interesting twist. Both sides are fighting for the red, white and blue, or so they would have you believe. Robert Redford plays the role of Eugene R. Irwin, revered United States Army general […]

Greek-letter briefs

Greek Week begins at Six Flags Greek Week kicks off Oct. 21 with an all-day trip to Six Flags America. The week includes a variety of events, including entertainment and community service projects. Greek Week is historically a week of activities that involve all recognized Greek-letter organizations. Other student groups are encouraged to participate as […]

New exhibit offers quick retrospective of artistry

A retrospective exhibit is like a conversation with the life of an artist.Walking through the galleries of the museum, you are able to see where they came from stylistically and how they develop and mature. This is the sensation one gets walking through the National Gallery of Art’s new sculpture exhibit by Henry Moore. Moore […]

Kapoor delivers state of SA

Student Association President Roger Kapoor said the SA this year has a hand in virtually all aspects of student life, from academics to contraceptives, rather than setting its sights on one main issue. Delivering his “State of the SA” speech to the Senate Tuesday in Thurston Hall, Kapoor said the SA has reacted to student […]

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 […]