October 14, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 20

Stories from the October 14, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: The real activist judges

Those activist judges are back at it. What are they up to now? Taking ‘God’ out of the Pledge of Allegiance again? Overturning the ban on partial-birth abortion? No. This time it is actually serious. A wrongly convicted man is set to die because of this “judicial activism.” This time the activist judges are not […]

Christopher Walken goes “Around the Bend”

“Around the Bend” (Warner Independent Pictures) is one of those movies that has serious flaws but makes up for it with heart. Directed by first-timer Jordan Roberts, “Around the Bend” brings four generations of the Lair family men together. The cast is the heart of this movie, and the fact that this cast includes Christopher […]

Column: Just like every other college

Many students have been troubled by the negative attention the GW basketball team has recently received. Few, I believe, have been more troubled than me. At a University without a drop of credibility with regard to school spirit and invested interest in student life, we need to save our last durable thread of the authentic […]

Calendar

Thursday Miriam’s Dialogue Students meet with soup kitchen attendees to discuss poetry and literature 8:15 to 9 a.m. Miriam’s Kitchen Sponsored by Miriam’s Kitchen Showing of “Anchorman” 7 and 10 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by Program Board Saturday Octoberfest Food, games, hay rides and pumpkin painting 2 to 5 p.m. Mount Vernon Quad […]

Former professor arrested and charged with embezzlement

A former GW professor was arrested Tuesday and charged with embezzling at least $600,000 in federal funds from the University. Federal officials are accusing Nabih Bedewi, who headed GW’s National Crash Analysis Center until June, of funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into his private company. He is also suspected of using the money to […]

SA Notes

Senate considers ban on office assitants The Senate will consider legislation Tuesday that would eliminate the Student Association’s work-study office assistants and charge students a copy fee for printing test and syllabi files in the SA office. The bills, which were introduced Tuesday night, have been referred to the Senate’s Rules Committee. The proposed printing […]

Deal could expand Colonial Cash

More off-campus businesses might accept Colonial Cash now that the University has signed a multiyear contract with Blackboard that will provide the technological support needed to expand GWorld operations. The D.C.-based software company, which provides the University with electronic learning services, will manage each partner’s account and will allow more area businesses to team up […]

GW preps for Colonials Weekend

Colonials Weekend organizers anticipate this year’s festivities will draw about 7,000 parents, siblings, friends and alumni to campus. If projections are correct, the 2004 Colonials Weekend will surpass previous year’s attendance figures by several thousand. Headlining Colonials Weekend this year are performances by soul singer Patti LaBelle and comedian Dana Carvey. The three-day event will […]

Jon Stewart to appear on “Crossfire”

Jon Stewart is coming to GW. The anchor of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” will bring his news-mocking monologues to Friday’s edition of CNN’s “Crossfire,” which is filmed in GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium. Heather Clapp-Date, a programming coordinator for GW, confirmed that Stewart would be appearing on the Friday show, which will be attended by […]

Crime Log

Liquor Law Violation 10/10 – Thurston Hall – 1:10 a.m. – case closed Front desk officers called for more backup and EMeRG. when a male student was carried through the front door. A student informed University Police that the male had consumed alcohol for the first time and was having difficulty speaking and standing. As […]