September 30, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 16

Stories from the September 30, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Editorial: Baseball’s back

With a bevy of baseball clich?s, Mayor Anthony Williams marked the return of baseball to Washington, D.C. after a 33-year absence at a press conference Wednesday at the City Museum. Many students and District residents are justifiably exuberant about baseball’s return; a new ball club offers more choices in an already burgeoning catalogue of social […]

Visions Cinema closes due to financial woes

After four years of operation in Dupont Circle, the Visions Cinema and Bistro Lounge closed last Thursday due to a year and a half of financial losses. During its lifetime, Visions’ showbills were comprised strictly of independent, foreign and cult films. Every Friday night the theater held midnight screenings for customers of all ages of […]

Corcoran architecture exhibit unveils future plans for building

In today’s modern world, two interesting phenomena seem to be occurring: To begin, there is a new preoccupation with design. Households that were once decorated with mundane browns and nauseating retro-shades of green and yellow have now been changed to an aesthetic in bold patterns and daring colors, courtesy of mega-chain stores such as Target […]

Calendar

Thursday “Palestine: Four Years of Uprising or 56 Years of Dispossession” Diana Buttu, legal advisor to the Palestine Liberation Organization, speaking 7 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater Sponsored by the Students for Justice in Palestine Latin American Film Festival Showing of the Colombian movie “Malamor” Meet at the Marvin Center Concierge 5:45 to 8 p.m. Kennedy […]

Greek Briefs

Kappa Sigma pulls plane for Special Olympics The Kappa Sigma fraternity pulled a 150,000 pound airplane to benefit the Special Olympics of Virginia in the annual Plane Pull on Sept. 23. The competition required teams to haul a FedEx 747 plane a distance of 12 feet. The fraternity’s 30-person team pulled the plane in 7.52 […]

Sen. Kennedy blasts Bush in GW speech

Sen. Edward Kennedy said America faces a higher risk of nuclear attack because of President Bush’s policies in a Monday speech at GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium. In his 30-minute, nationally televised speech, the Massachusetts Democrat gave the audience a 13-point list of the president’s failings in both the invasion and rebuilding of Iraq and the […]

SA Notes

Senate chief of staff resigns Justin Neidig resigned as chief of staff at the Senate’s second meeting of the year Tuesday night. “I care much too much about the SA and the Senate to attach my name to an organization that I no longer believe in,” said Neidig, who as the chief of staff researches […]

HWC not keeping longer hours

by Katie Rooney Senior Staff Writer The Health and Wellness Center has yet to extend its hours of operation despite a June ruling that allows the gym to remain open until 11:30 p.m. nightly. The University must wait for the D.C. Zoning Commission, which approved the extended hours at a June 14 hearing, to formally […]

Correction

The article “Campaigning full-time” (Sept. 27, p.1) misspelled the name of sophomore Jamie Hennigan.

SA audits clubs ahead of allocation funds

The Student Association will continue an audit of on-campus student groups this week in an effort to better allocate its funding. All GW student organizations submitted their budgets to the SA’s Finance Committee Friday and will receive funding based on past spending. SA officials, who are in the process of reviewing last year’s budgets, said […]