February 2, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 40

Stories from the February 2, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Campus Calendar

Monday Fraternity spring rush kickoff event 6 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center Great Hall Members gallery spring art show Enjoy wine and cheese while mingling with the artists 4 to 8 p.m. University Club, 1918 F St. N.W. Tuesday Faces of Homelessness Learn about the homeless and what students can do to help them 8:30 […]

Nation in brief

S&M club under investigation (U-WIRE) AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University’s investigation into a campus bondage and sadomasochism club has left the fate of the group in limbo. Club president Harlan “Duane” Long Jr. said university officials informed him that the Cuffs group would not be allowed to hold its first meeting, which was scheduled […]

Asian-American groups hold Winter Cotillion

Five Asian organizations on campus held its first annual Winter Cotillion Thursday to establish unity among Asian-American students. A cotillion is a traditional Filipino coming of age ceremony for a girl around the time of her 18th birthday. Similar to a “sweet sixteen” party, a cotillion is a way of ushering a girl into adulthood […]

Column: Triumphant Western ideology

The amazing storytelling of J. R. R. Tolkien and the masterful cinematography of Peter Jackson have captivated millions of Americans. But if one examines the background of Tolkien’s classic, he will catch the undertones of World War II, when the world and civilization were under siege by the dark force of totalitarianism. The situation parallels […]

Greek orgs. prepare to recruit

Fraternity leaders said they are optimistic about recruiting new members this week, despite a decrease in some groups’ rush numbers this fall. Recruitment for the Interfraternity Council’s 13 recognized organizations begins Monday in the Marvin Center Great Hall at 6 p.m. Activities throughout the week include mingling with Hooters restaurant employees, poker, cigar smoking and […]

Letters to the Editor

Excitement and civility This is a wonderful time to be a student and a college basketball fan. The early-season games are over and the quests for conference championships begin. The Atlantic 10 Conference has always prided itself on providing the very best in intercollegiate athletics. Not just on the basketball court, not just on a […]

Honors Program weighs changes

When junior Megan Greer was accepted to the University Honors Program two years ago, she adjusted to college life while taking what was then a requirement of three Honors classes per semester. “It was initially a little scary, being a freshman,” Greer said. “But I loved it.” The Honors Program’s curriculum requirements have changed since […]

What’s Luigi famous for, anyhow?

Famous Luigi’s 1132 19th St. N.W. 202-331-7574 www.FamousLuigis.com What makes Famous Luigi’s famous? Well, fame is a funny thing. Celebrities like Jessica Simpson are only famous because they say so (and because they can create their own reality television shows), and when it comes down to it, Luigi’s is just “famous” because the owners say […]

Teaching on the side

Most students can’t take a swing at an administrator and be commended for it. But most students are not in Rodney Johnson’s racquetball class. Johnson, GW’s director of Freshman and Parent Services, teaches students in the basement of the Health and Wellness Center Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. “I would be exercising in (the Health and […]

Book Review: “The Dive from Clausen’s Pier” by Ann Packer

“Is a person an accumulation of past selves, or made new over and over again?” This is the question that plagues 23-year-old Carrie Bell, the narrator and protagonist of Ann Packer’s riveting debut novel, “The Dive from Clausen’s Pier.” Carrie and Mike have been sweethearts since high school. Now engaged, they can easily envision their […]