November 6, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 26

Stories from the November 6, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Colonials set for exhibition

The GW men’s basketball team will play the first of two home exhibition games Saturday in preparation for its season-opener against the University of North Carolina-Charlotte on Nov. 21. The Colonials will host the Universal All-Stars, a traveling exhibition squad, in the Smith Center at 7:30 p.m. Now in their third week of practices, the […]

In stores and on sale

Artist: Limp Bizkit Album: Results May Vary Genre:Pop/Rock Label: Interscope/Geffen Dear Mr. Fred Durst, Thank you for providing listeners with this 68-minute crash course on how not to make a record. You left no base untouched, alternating between laughable holier-than-thou rants and painfully bad ballads with your trademark seventh-grade poetic talents (“I’d love to sniff […]

Organizations oppose calendar changes

Two major campus organizations issued reports opposing an alternative academic calendar proposal until more research is done. GW is considering adding a mandatory summer session for rising juniors and a four-credit four-class system in a few years. The Student Association and Joint Committee of Faculty and Students cited a lack of detail about the execution […]

Column: Russia moves against the oligarchs

Mother Russia simply cannot help itself. Ever since the years of Peter the Great, it has birthed men who rule with iron fists. The latest autocrat, Vladimir Putin, is taking on imperial tradition in true Russian form. In the last two years, all political opposition coming from the economic sector – former Yeltsin-supporting billionaire magnates […]

Broadway, Baby!

The lobby bustled with prospectors, all atwitter over the treasure of a new Stephen Sondheim musical, the first to surface in nearly a decade, and the first Sondheim ever intended to write. He got the idea for “Bounce” in 1952 after reading several articles about the eccentric Mizner brothers. He shelved it, though, and went […]

GW debt reaches $680 million

GW has taken out about $45 million to finance construction of its new business school building, causing the University’s debt to climb to $680 million. The University’s debt is up 4 percent from last year, which officials attribute to the building of new facilities. “We’ve had significant construction recently,” said Donald Boselovic, associate vice president […]

Forum: Baseless accusation

Is rebuilding Iraq worth spending $87 billion? The political leak from the White House has all the elements of a classic Washington scandal, playing perfectly into the game plan of the compulsive Bush-hating Democratic hacks who thirst for political blood. And this is not to mention their willing accomplices in the national media who will […]

Watch out for that tree

Seeing “The Apple Tree” is akin to biting into the season’s finest candy apple: at times sticky, often too sweet, but entirely enjoyable. The musical, which opened Wednesday in the Betts Marvin Theatre, portrays three different stories with the common themes of love, temptation and sex. Produced by the GW Department of Theatre and Dance, […]

Man poses as GW professor, requests money

University Police are looking for a street hustler who tells passersby that he is a GW professor and then asks them for money. In the last month, a black male has asked people on at least two separate occasions to borrow money with the assurance that he will pay them back if they visit his […]

Greek Briefs

TKE to host Turkey Bowl The Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity will host its annual flag football Turkey Bowl on Nov. 22. The event has been the fraternity’s main fall philanthropy event for at least nine years. Members said seven of GW’s eight sororities registered to compete in the tournament on a field at Constitution and […]