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.

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 […]

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, […]