April 3, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 58

Stories from the April 3, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Kalb talks war coverage

Pentagon spokeswoman Torie Clark and New York Times White House Correspondent David Sanger headlined a discussion on the media’s coverage of the war Monday at the GW-sponsored Kalb Report. About 350 people, including many students, packed the National Press Club for the event, “The War in Iraq: Journalism’s Role and Responsibilities.” Bill Plante of CBS […]

SEAS Professor Feldman wins Trachtenberg award

School of Engineering and Applied Science professor Michael Feldman said he reels his students in with stories and quotations. Taking the advice of his wife, a writer, to “hook ’em with a quote,” Feldman applies the philosophy to get students interested in classroom discussion. “So many of these stories are funny, and people tend to […]


CORE spokesman Niger Innia (l.) and former District official Bernard Demczuk discuss affirmative action at a forum Wednesday night cosponsered by the College Republicans and the Black Student Union.

Affirmative action supporters demonstrate at Supreme Court

Thousands rallied in support of affirmative action at the U.S. Supreme Court and the Lincoln Memorial Tuesday, calling on the Court to uphold the practice of giving preferential treatment to minorities in college admissions. The court heard oral arguments in two cases challenging the University of Michigan’s use of race as a factor in admissions, […]

Blood, lust, revenge: Noam Chomsky deconstructs U.S. terrorism

“There can’t be a war against terrorism … it’s a logical impossibility … The thesis is 1) that we are total hypocrites on any issue relating to terrorism and 2) that the first thesis is so obvious, it takes real effort to dismiss it.” If one thinks back to a time before “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” […]

Exercise Science program becomes department

GW’s exercise science program became the third department of its kind in the country when it received full departmental status in late March. A program becomes a department once it has distinguished itself academically within its school, officials said. “The elevation of a program to departmental status is an action that is not taken lightly,” […]

A pantheon of politicized porcelin

Let’s just call it what it is-a joke-and be happy that we’re in on it. John Aaron’s “Pantheon of Scoundrels,” a small but strong collection of porcelain demi-dioramas, is now on display at the Zenith Gallery. Few members of the Republican party come away unscathed. The artist John Aaron depicts various governmental figures who, as […]

AT THE MOVIES: Very Dirty Dancing

Assassination Tango Andrew Phillips 3.5 Hatchets So OK, I’m that guy who kept stepping on the girl’s toes during the spring dance. Needless to say, the tango is well beyond my comprehension. Watching the screen, the dance seems a magical manifestation of beauty, desire and sex. It has an elusive nature and a definite mystique. […]

Let’s see that smile: National’s 42nd Street is a little too cheeky

Prodigious professionalism is no substitute for a heartfelt performance. There’s something uncomfortably chilly about the few dozen chorus members in “42nd Street,” who don’t blink while they mechanically go through their dances like a bevy of mannequins possessed by the spirit of Ginger Rodgers’ legs. It’s as if they each have a personal Mama Rose […]

What’s it about? The baby…oh yeah and naked people, too

The sign out front says to expect “nudity and adult themes.” Inside a young couple runs around, chasing each other, naked and giggling as the slapping sound of genitalia against flesh rings through the room. “Oh yeah” I think, “this is a play by Edward Albee.” Albees’ “The Play About the Baby” is currently playing […]