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.

Reality television reaches Iraq

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Broken widows, blasted walls and falling roofs are common sites at homes in today’s war torn Iraq. But, help has arrived for some needy families that comes in a form familiar to many Americans: Reality television. “Labor and Materials,” the country’s first reality show, is Iraq’s answer to “Extreme Home Makeover.” On […]

Suicide plagues university campuses

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – During the first week of classes, three student deaths have occurred at prominent east coast universities, two of which have been confirmed as suicides. These deaths have occurred after a string of student suicides over the past year, particularly on the campuses of New York University and the George Washington University. Joann […]

Crime Log

Harassment 9/14 – Hall on Virginia Avenue – case closed A student called University Police when he discovered a derogatory statement written on the message board mounted on his door. The student had erased the board before UPD arrived. No suspects Drug Law Violation 9/14 – HOVA – case closed Community Living and Learning Center […]

RuPaul Red Hot

In the 7th grade, RuPaul read a book that had a profound affect on him: George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” “It gave me a good understanding of how politics work,” he said. Almost 40 years later, it is this understanding, in part, that has caused the 6-foot-four-inch drag diva to step back into the public spotlight. […]

Campus groups registering students across country

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – With the presidential election less than two months away, college students across the country are mobilizing their peers to vote. Nearly twice as many college students are expected to vote in the November presidential election than four years ago. According to the Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, about 36 percent of Americans […]

Lambda moves into house

The former Delta Tau Delta house, once a site of raucous parties, is now home to a new fraternity: Lambda Chi Alpha. Lambda Chi Alpha moved into the former fraternity’s townhouse after Delta Tau Delta members were forced to leave following the closing of their chapter. In February, University officials found Delta Tau Delta guilty […]

This week at the 9:30 Club

Thursday, Sept. 23 – The Walkmen Legend has it the current incarnation of the Walkmen found its genesis when vocalist Hamilton Leithauser saw a different singer audition for the band and promptly informed him that he sucked. Say what you will for tact, but brashness seems to have paid off. Every member of the band […]

PBS anchor blasts Rather at Kalb report

PBS news anchor Jim Lehrer criticized rival network CBS for practicing “careless, sloppy and unprofessional” journalism following a disputed report on President Bush’s National Guard service. Lehrer’s comments came at Monday night’s Kalb Report at the National Press Club, just hours after CBS News anchor Dan Rather apologized for showing documents supposedly indicating that Bush […]

Vandalism still plagues Ivory Tower

Acts of vandalism at GW’s newest residence hall continued last week despite increased University Police patrols, 40 hours of investigation and an increased Community Living and Learning staff presence. Destruction at the Ivory Tower first occurred on Aug. 29 when an air conditioning unit, elevator and bulletin boards were damaged. Since then, three similar though […]

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 […]