November 6, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 26

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

Students watch Democrats debate

Almost 200 students watched democratic primary candidates engage in a televised debate geared toward young Americans in the Hippodrome Tuesday night. Broadcast live from Boston, the debate was sponsored by CNN and Rock the Vote – a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing young voter turnout. Questions answered during the hour and a half-long debate came […]

Believe what you read?

The upcoming film “Shattered Glass”(Lions Gate Films) tells the true story of Stephen Glass. As a young journalist, Glass spent three years working for The New Republic in the late 1990s but was terminated when his editors realized he had fabricated over 27 of the 41 articles he had written for the magazine. The film […]

Beyond the ’80s

You probably remember The Romantics as that ’80s band that put out “What I Like About You,” or that ’80s band that did “Talking in Your Sleep,” a song that’s so ’80s, it puts the B-52s to shame. Either way, The Romantics have been pegged as an ’80s band and, really, until their new album, […]

Employees vote to keep union

GW housekeeping and grounds staff members voted Wednesday to maintain representation with their current union instead of bringing new representation to GW. Service Employees International Union Local 82, which has represented the GW workers for about 30 years received 91 votes, while its opposition, Local 621, received 77 votes. Local 82 is part of the […]

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 […]