April 24, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 64

Stories from the April 24, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: Pre- and post-war perspective from abroad

Pre-war opinion American patriotism falls flat in a country far from the red, white and blue. As an American abroad, I ask how can I hold my head up high when the stomachs of my British neighbors churn at the thought of fighting our battles? Propaganda runs rampant, and I’m scared to open my mouth […]

The Vagina comes again

Somewhere, deep inside, my vagina has a really, really smart brain.” Eve Ensler’s play (it’s actually a staged reading) “The Vagina Monologues” may be the first of its kind to actually encourage keeping one’s mind in their pants. It’s a call to women everywhere to embrace their true center, which happens to be about two […]

Letters to the editor

Don’t end alumni e-mail I was quite disappointed to learn that our (alumni) e-mail accounts, which we were told we would have for life, would be deleted on June 2. This has been my sole e-mail address and frankly, I liked it that way. I think that the University should have discontinued the service beginning […]

Georgetown gallery gives artistic voice to an “Age of Unreason”

Forget your preconceptions of dullness. Forget the stereotypes that shadow the world of art. Pure expression, unyielding honesty, total engagement with reality; such things that have made art powerful in the past are now resurrected in the present with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Georgetown. Directors M.V. Clark and Felicity Hogan collection of works […]

MVC shuttle to up hours

University officials said they might add more Mount Vernon shuttle vans next year after use of the service increased by 70 percent over the past year. Officials are also looking into possibly making the shuttle a 24-hour service, as the campus is set to house strictly freshmen next year. John Kane, operations manager for the […]

At the Movies

The Real Cancun by Lauren Spitzer Didn’t get enough sex and alcohol on spring break? Miss the warm weather and intense action of a tropical location? Have no fear. The producers of MTV’s “The Real World” packed enough sex, drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll into their 97-minute ‘real’ spring break video, to last you well […]

GW weighs new academic plans

Several students and faculty members are expressing concern about significant academic changes, including a mandatory summer session and a new course structure, under investigation by a University taskforce. The taskforce, dubbed the Alternative Academic Calendar Committee, is “strong(ly) leaning” toward converting to a four-credit, four-course-per-semester curriculum, said Douglas Jones, a member of the committee and […]

BAR BELLE: The authentic Irish experience is found

Kelly’s Irish Times Where: 14 F St., NW Dress: Slinky sleeveless or slobby t-shirt, you’ll have fun either way Cover: None Carded: At the door Belle Rating: 5 Bells M STREET, 12 a.m. – Friday night, for the fourth time in one week, I found myself trapped inside Madhatter. Thoughts of suicide consumed my brain. […]

CCAS cuts language department

International student Rafet Kahraman said his friends in Turkey are no longer planning on applying to GW after the University decided earlier this semester to cut the Department of English as a Foreign Language. “Unfortunately, they will not be able come here,” he said. Kahraman said his future at GW is also questionable depending on […]