September 25, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 14

Stories from the September 25, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: GW’s last experiment with trimesters

On the National Archives building, there reads a famous verse: “the past is prologue; study the past.” The issue of trimesters, recently the subject of an Alternative Academic Calendar Report released in June, demands a look into the annals of GW history, revealing a temporary experiment with trimesters from 1941 to 1945. Had the Committee […]

Robert Redford interviews The Hatchet

I’ve done my fair share of interviews, and in every one of them I felt like the interviewer, but this was not the case as I sat down with Robert Redford. As I settled in something became clear: Redford was interviewing me. “Take a seat. It’s all right. I would rather talk with you than […]

Tucker Carlson promotes new book

Tucker Carlson, the conservative host of CNN’s “Crossfire,” spoke about the television industry, politics and his new book Tuesday night at Barnes and Noble in Georgetown. Carlson, dressed in his trademark bowtie and jacket, began his comments by recounting how he became a talk show host and the downfall of his first show, “The Spin […]

Column: An encouraging case of Hoya paranoia

At least two students from Georgetown University went around Thurston Hall last weekend with a blue marker and wrote several variations of “GW sucks” inside the building. Let’s clarify that. These kids weren’t doodling on someone’s marker board. This was a systematic defacement of five floors, an elevator and a stairwell that someone must have […]

Students converge on GW for Democracy Day

About 65 student leaders gathered at GW last week to learn about the inner workings of the democratic process at the second annual Democracy Day. The event featured a variety of government officials, media writers and experts on terrorism. The day also included a panel debate between students about youth empowerment, skyrocketing college tuition and […]

Shakespeare Spoofs Hollywood

As Madonna claims in her recent hit, everybody comes to Hollywood. Even, on occasion, Shakespearean characters. Complete with the Bard’s staple plot element – confused cross-dressing – “Shakespeare in Hollywood” is a wonderfully clever new play. Ken Ludwig’s (“Crazy for You”) tale about the making of the Warner Brothers’ 1935 movie version of Shakespeare’s “A […]

GW in Brief

Web site offers free restaurant food Students can get free food from popular local restaurants delivered to their residence halls for the next two weeks just by placing their order on the Web. is introducing its Web site to campus this week by offering free meals from local restaurants, including the Little Cafe, Philadelphia […]

African History Manifests Artistry

“As a Negro … I do not need to go looking for ‘happenings,’ the absurd or the surreal because I have seen things that neither Dali, Beckett, Ionesco, nor any of the others could have thought possible.” – Romare Bearden The artist Romare Bearden lived through the Harlem Renaissance and modern Civil Rights Movement. For […]