November 6, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 26

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

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 […]

Also at the movies…

Elephant by Maura Judkis The high school depicted in the film “Elephant” (HBO Films and Fine Line Features) can only be described as painfully normal. Like any school in the nation, it has its stereotypical cliques of jocks, popular girls, Goths, suffering artists, thespians, geeks, skateboarders and loners. And the movie proceeds just as a […]

SA Notes

SA investigates unlimited Metro pass A coalition of D.C. student leaders is floating a plan that would allow students to purchase unlimited Metrorail passes through their universities. The D.C. Metro University Student Alliance is researching a proposal that would give students the option of adding an extra fee to their tuition bill in exchange for […]