September 23, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 14

Stories from the September 23, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The bar belle: M Street Bar and Grill

2033 M St. N.W. (at St. Gregory Hotel) After spending last weekend at a real college and engaging in the debauchery associated with college towns at large state schools (namely, tailgating, co-ed filled bars and frat guys buying you round after round of drinks) I realized that there is one thing that these party connoisseurs […]

MPD keeps high-profile presence on campus

Ninety days after Washington raised its terror alert level to high, Metropolitan Police officials still have no timeline for when vehicle checkpoints will be removed from campus. MPD officials remained tightlipped about their security protocol surrounding the World Bank and IMF last week, calling the activity a “basic surveillance of the area.” In August, University […]

Staff gives to Democrats

Recent polls indicate that Americans are almost evenly divided on the 2004 presidential election, but GW’s staff is leaning heavily in one direction. University employees have donated three times more money to Sen. John Kerry than to President Bush, according to public donations records. Staff members contributed more than $97,000 to political causes during 2004 […]

SA notes

Senate adds Elliott School seat The Student Association will add a seat to the Senate to accommodate the growing undergraduate population of the Elliott School of International Affairs. There are more than 2,000 undergraduate students in the school this year. Applications for the position are available on the SA Web site,, or in the […]

A Damn Dirty Shame

What do a water bottle put in an inappropriate place, an absurdly large pair of breasts and David Hasselhoff all have in common? They’re all key elements of writer-director John Waters’ new NC-17 rated romp “A Dirty Shame” (City Lights Pictures). A fever is consuming the tranquil Harford Road area of Baltimore, MD, causing sex […]

Brokaw, Rubin discuss U.S. economic problems at Lisner

Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin told NBC anchor Tom Brokaw that America may be “facing serious economic problems” in a discussion at Lisner Auditorium Tuesday night. The conversation, which was organized by the Smithsonian Institution, focused on topics ranging from recent tax cuts to environmental and health concerns. Rubin, now head of Citigroup’s executive committee, […]

A Comedy With Guts

They have ghastly pale complexions. They have horrific jaws that can tear you apart in seconds. They appear human, but are really just soulless shells or vacant bodies. They are British people. And they’re being attacked by zombies. “Shaun of the Dead” stars co-writer Simon Pegg as the titular Shaun, a 30 year-old loser who […]

Letters to the Editor

More than one religion Mark Harris writes to The Hatchet (“Conditional religious freedom,” Sept. 19, p. 5) that a joint ad by Western Presbyterian Church and the GW Hillel condemning the proselytizing efforts of Jews for Jesus is “anti-Christian.” Since our congregation has been spreading the Gospel for 149 years, I find that charge almost […]

Embattled Peruvian President receives GW award

Before giving the inauguration speech at the National Museum of the American Indian, the president of Peru, Alejandro Toledo, came to GW Tuesday to accept the Presidential Award. Toledo was recognized for exemplary leadership four years after he ascended from what GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg called a “struggle against adversity” and poverty as a […]