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.

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 […]

Retrievers hound men’s soccer

The GW men’s soccer team lost its third game in a row, a 3-0 shutout to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County on Wednesday. The Colonials (1-4-1) started off strong and came close to scoring on a breakaway two minutes into the game. But the Retrievers went up 2-0, converting both of their shots in the […]

Facebook faces lawsuit

The founders of an online social networking Web site filed a lawsuit against thefacebook.com, seeking to shut down the popular site and take away most of its profits. ConnectU.com, which was started by twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and Divya Narendra, has accused thefacebook.com founder Mark Zuckerberg of basing his site on their original […]

Report on student deaths: Counseling Center inadequately funded

The University Counseling Center does not have enough resources to address students’ mental health needs, according to an investigation of GW’s response to student deaths. The finding was one of many included in a report compiled by a 21-member commission charged with analyzing the University’s response to student deaths. Six GW students have died since […]

Editorial: J Street a bust

In a staff editorial at the beginning of the year, this page joined many students in expressing optimism that Aramark’s $4.5 million renovation of J Street would improve the quality of food service for students. Given time to reflect on the impact of the renovation after the first weeks of school, it is clear such […]