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.

D.C. bans use of phones while driving

Student-drivers accustomed to talking on their cell phones behind the wheel may soon see financial penalties that have nothing to do with their monthly minutes. The Distracted Driving Safety Act, which was passed by the City Council in January and took effect this summer, prohibits drivers from talking directly into mobile phones and other electronic […]

GW in brief

Student among finalists vying to speak at GOP convention Sophomore Nathan Imperiale was named one of ten finalists in an essay contest to select a young speaker to give a primetime speech at the Republican National Convention in September. While Imperiale was not picked to speak at the convention, he will be attending next week’s […]

Film receives Emmy bid

GW’s Documentary Center received television’s highest honor in July with a Best Director Emmy nomination for its founder, Nina Gilden Seavey. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will announce whether the film is the winner of the Best Director for a news feature or documentary at the Emmy Awards on Sept. 13. Seavey’s […]

U.S. News ranks GW No. 52

For the sixth consecutive year, GW has failed to place in U.S. News and World Report’s top 50 national universities rankings. GW, which was ranked No. 51 last year, dropped a notch, tying Pepperdine and Syracuse universities in the 52nd spot. The University ranked 46th in 1998, and despite becoming more selective and building new […]

GW is ‘hottest school’

If students needed more evidence that GW is full of aspiring congressmen, they got it earlier this month when Kaplan and Newsweek named the University the “hottest for political junkies.” The University, which heavily advertises its hosting of CNN’s “Crossfire” and proximity to the nation’s power corridor, is being featured in the 2005 “How to […]

GW nears deal for SWW lot

The University is one step closer to building a new residence hall after working out a tentative deal with the D.C. Board of Education to purchase the parking lot adjacent to School Without Walls High School. If GW and the Board of Education reach an agreement, the University would pay the city a minimum of […]

Summer Changes

Students may be forgiven if they don’t recognize parts of the campus they left in May. During the summer, GW initiated many changes – some major, others minor – that may take a returning sophomore or junior by surprise. Throughout the summer, The Hatchet kept track of these changes and has included them in a […]

Nation in brief

Bush against legacy factor in college admissions (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – President Bush said last month that he opposes the consideration of a student’s “legacy” status as a factor in college admissions. Bush’s comments came during a session on college admissions and diversity with journalists at the 2004 Unity Conference, which was held in D.C. The […]

A Warped Sense of Technology

Ever been too busy to attend a concert? Or loved a band’s live sound much more than canned studio tracks? Receiving a recent push from the ever-evolving Vans Warped Tour, the latest digital technology has enabled artists to sort and legally release high-quality audio and video downloads of live performances, B-sides and other rare content. […]

Concert Chronicles: Summer 2004

The Curiosa Festival The Cure, Interpol, Muse, Auf Der Maur, the Rapture, Mogwai With most dates sold near capacity, the Cure once again proved its ability to unite. But instead of going solo to promote the release of its first self-titled album, the Goth-innovators decided to prop up multiple acts all with one name: Curiosa. […]