October 23, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 22

Stories from the October 23, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Platt and Hedges speak up about “Pieces of April”

Worried Thanksgiving Day will feel even more awkward and forced than last year? Peter Hedges’ upcoming film “Pieces of April” (United Artists) tells the story of how the holiday turns out for one troubled suburban family. The film is about those of us whose holidays can be some of the most dreaded days of the […]

The ‘Cool Factor’

There are many adjectives to describe Interpol, but just one will suffice: cool. A few months ago, Spin magazine named two members of the band among the 30 coolest people in rock. After Saturday’s sold-out show at the 9:30 Club, all the members of Interpol should be on that list. Forget The Strokes, forget The […]

Oh Whoopi, you sooooo “baaad”

Whoopi Goldberg began her comedy routine on Saturday night by warning the crowd that she is a different type of comedienne. “I tend to use different kinds of words, not everyday words,” Goldberg said, adding that she tries to teach people with words. “I think you should be able to say ‘fuck.’” According to Whoopi, […]

ReceSs: a lot like comedy, only funnier

In the multicolored universe of performance art, improvisational comedy is widely considered one of its most difficult, intricate forms. Or at least the eight members of GW’s ReceSs theater company feel that way. The ReceSs improv troupe has brought its unique variety of live comedy to the GW community for the last 13 years and […]

Thousands of protestors set to converge on D.C.

Protesters calling on President George W. Bush to end the post-war occupation of Iraq will converge on the National Mall Saturday. The demonstration, organized by International A.N.S.W.E.R. – Act Now to Stop War and End Racism – and United for Peace and Justice, will be the first major protest against the Bush administration’s policies in […]

Campus debates trimester plan

Less than two weeks before the Nov. 1 administration feedback deadline, the Student Association hosted a forum Tuesday to debate the University’s proposal for a mandatory summer session and switch to a four-course, four-credit class structure. Although organizers moved the forum from the Hippodrome to the Jack Morton Auditorium in anticipation of a large crowd, […]

SHS offers flu shots

With flu season set to begin in November, GW Student Health Services is offering vaccination clinics for students until next week. More than 400 students and faculty members received flu shots for $15 on Wednesday in the Marvin Center. Another clinic will be held Wednesday in the Mount Vernon Pub from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 […]

GW to begin SBPM construction

Construction of a new business school building will begin next month after a year of delays. The $56 million-facility, Ric and Dawn Duques Hall, will be erected between Funger and Madison halls on 22nd Street and will feature high-tech classrooms, a 115-seat auditorium and a stock trading room. The building will be connected to Funger’s […]

GW In Brief

Student group offers new political viewpoint A prospective GW student organization will bring a new view on the Middle East conflict to campus. The Middle Eastern Christian Student Alliance, which is applying for official recognition from the Student Association, promotes social awareness of Christians in the Middle East, founder Adam Ramey said. “The Christians of […]

Crime Report

Simple Assault 10/19 – Marvin Center 3:08 p.m. – case closed A male individual unaffiliated with GW approached a University Police officer on H Street complaining that two male students were making remarks about his mother. The subject then threw a cup of coffee at the students. No injuries were sustained and the subject was […]