August 25, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 6

Stories from the August 25, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Ninjas never looked so good

Jet Li’s latest import “Hero” (Miramax) is a different sort of martial arts epic, an unexpected though certainly welcome change of pace for fans of the genre. Far from the grim spectacle of Jet Li’s earlier work or recent jaw-droppers like the “Kill Bill” films, “Hero” is a kinder, gentler kung-fu flick, concerned more with […]

Step outside for some fresh air

The first time you walk by Woodrow Wilson Plaza and hear Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” cut into the chorus of Nelly’s “Hot in Herre,” the experience can be a bit alarming. Not that it’s unusual to see a line of 20-somethings stretch across half a vital city block, but in D.C., they’re usually not so […]

MyGW replaces GWeb portal

One of GW’s most frequented Web sites received a facelift this summer. GWeb, which has been the primary information portal for the University community since 1999, was replaced by myGW on August 1. The revamped site promises personalized customization, greater convenience and more efficient communication services for students, faculty and staff. The rollout of the […]

No scrubs

To begin, let me address the freshmen reading this review: Many of you have left your hometowns for the first time, and you may be feeling a certain lonely uneasiness commonly mislabeled as homesickness. In truth, you’re experiencing the aftershocks of a realization that there really is no such thing as home anymore. Such a […]

Limited-time offers

Now is your chance to catch six different summer exhibits that cater to almost every taste in art – a great way to reacquaint yourself with D.C. galleries or explore them for the first time. But these shows won’t last forever. Exhibits at the Hirshhorn Museum, Phillips Collection, Corcoran Museum of Art and National Gallery […]

Frosh class prompts more prof. hires, sections

With the University set to welcome its largest freshmen class ever, officials have hired more professors and added extra class sections to accommodate a higher-than-expected student population. Donald Lehman, executive vice president for Academic Affairs, said extra funds have been allocated to various schools and University departments to hire more professors and open up new […]

Baseball on the horizon in D.C.

GW alumnus Bill Collins hopes the Washington, D.C. area will have a Major League Baseball team by next spring. But right now he’s playing the waiting game. “I don’t know if we can use the words ‘cautiously optimistic,’ but we’ve provided what major league baseball has needed,” said Collins, the Chairman and C.E.O. of the […]


It seemed that “Alien Vs. Predator” (20th Century Fox) had all the luck of a 3-legged dog. Before it had a chance to live, it faced a destiny as a punch line for movie snobs or, really, anyone whose EEG readout isn’t a flatline. After direction from renowned filmmakers like Ridley Scott, James Cameron, David […]

A new year, new dining venues

Students venturing into the Marvin Center and other campus buildings this fall will find a variety of new dining venues with late-night hours. GW gave the green light to a complete renovation of J Street and the Marvin Center’s ground floor over the summer and opened new shops in the Ivory Tower. In addition, the […]

Sports Briefs

Carroll fails to make the cut at U.S. Amateur GW golfer Brian Carroll is having a strong summer on the links, despite not making the cut at the U.S. Amateur Championships. He shot a respectable 79 and 72 in the first and second rounds, only missing the cut by one stroke. The event was held […]