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.

Monta?ana and Simmonds lead young Colonials

The GW women’s basketball team will begin practicing Saturday, and head coach Joe McKeown’s task will be tougher than in years past. McKeown has to incorporate four freshmen and five sophomores into the lineup after the loss of four seniors last spring. Two of the players, Cathy Joens and Ugo Oha, were selected in the […]

Anna in the Tropics at Arena Stage

“Anna in the Tropics,” Arena Stage’s latest production, had a praiseworthy reputation. As the 2003 winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the American Theatre Critics Association Steinberg Award, expectations were high, but scarcely met. Set in the cigar-making factories of Tampa, Fla., “Anna in the Tropics” revolves around the dramas of a family who own […]

Editorial: Federal relations

A former GW engineering professor was arrested Tuesday for allegedly embezzling over $600,000 in federal funds from a program on GW’s Virginia Campus. The University uncovered the plot and launched an internal investigation, albeit well into the scheme. After an aggressive effort to bring the alleged offender to justice, the University must make a concerted […]

Calder and Mir

Every artist has a muse, and for Alexander Calder and Joan Mir?, it was each other. Friends for the duration of their careers, these two greats of modern art are reunited in the Phillips Collection’s latest exhibit, “Calder Mir?.” Calder, a sculptor, and Mir?, a painter, met in Paris in 1928. From that point until […]

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 […]


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 […]