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.

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. […]

Hospital site awaits plans

Plans are in the works to construct a multi-use facility on the former GW Hospital site, but officials said they are still unsure what the final construction proposal will entail. The site, located on 22nd Street between I Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, contains one million square feet of vacant land and has been eyed by […]

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 […]