November 13, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 28

Stories from the November 13, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Economy shows signs of improvement

Posted 9:30pm November 13 by Ilana Weinberg U-WIRE Washington Bureau The American economy has taken a large step towards recovery over the past month, as 126,000 new jobs were added, according to a report released last week by the U.S. Department of Labor. The unemployment rate fell from 6.1 to six percent in October, which […]

Column: Commies are the problem?

As an alumna of the GW, I was extremely concerned to read in The Washington Post that a GW junior named Doug had a sign that said “Go Home You Commies” at an anti-war march on October 25th. First, this is the type of slogan that is designed to turn off thinking (particularly critical thinking) […]

It’s not unsual…to have panties on the stage

Lisner Auditorium caught disco fever last week as 70s sex god Tom Jones took the stage. Jones’ seductive pelvic swivels and sultry vocals charmed his old-time fans and a handful of younger wannabe disco divas. The crowd erupted with cheers and female audience members swooned when Jones appeared in a studded blue shirt and sleek […]

Column: Dissent can definitely be patriotic

I think it is necessary to point out at few problems with Michael Lucinski’s column (“Dissent is not by definition patriotic,” Nov. 10, p. 4). To start with, I was astounded by Lucinski’s statement that people claiming “dissent is patriotic” do it because of a “discomfort (which) stems from their instinctive shrinking back from America’s […]

Duran Duran brings back the ’80s

In 15 or 20 years, will there be a band that brings the youth of 2003 together? A welcome back tour that will fill music clubs and concert halls and bring thousands of 38-year-olds together to jump and clap to the same beat? For those who came of age in the 1980s, that concert was […]

SJT chit chats with freshmen

Freshmen quizzed University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Tuesday night during a “fireside” chat in the Hippodrome for the annual Late Night with the President. The event was held specifically for freshmen, who submitted questions for Trachtenberg to their Community Facilitators prior to the event. Questions ranged from University policies to Trachtenberg’s thoughts on the 2004 […]

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs!

It can now be said, without question, that Karen O. is the current queen of rock ‘n’ roll. The singer and her New York-based band, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, have garnered much attention with their explosive live act for the past year and a half. Their major-label debut, Fever to Tell, is 37 minutes of […]

Faiths share iftar dinner

Jewish students joined the Muslim community Tuesday to share in a ceremonial Ramadan iftar meal. This is the second year the groups broke the Muslim fast together in an effort to promote religious tolerance on campus. During Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating and drinking during the day but break their fasts daily after sunset. Ramadan […]

Student art at the Dimock

Art is a pain-staking process. Just the other day I entered my painting class clutching a four-foot–by-four-foot canvas, ready to attack my subject. Three hours later, I stepped back from my painting and asked myself the question I fear and anticipate at the end of each class: Was today a good or bad painting day? […]

Site reveals student SSNs, grades

A professor removed a file containing more than 90 students’ Social Security numbers, names and grades this week after being informed it could be accessed on the Internet. Physics professor Frank Lee said he stored the file, which contained information from his class last semester, in a supposedly secure Internet location with files from this […]