October 21, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 22

Stories from the October 21, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA Notes

Senate welcomes new members The Student Association Senate welcomed seven new senators at its Oct. 12 meeting. The Senate filled four seats for the Elliott School of International Affairs and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development; it also appointed three non-voting freshman senators. The Senate approved Ryan DeMerlis (ESIA-U) after the Rules Committee […]

Editorial: Release receipts

Our View: President Woodard should release receipts from his extravagant summer dinner at the Sequoia restaurant in the interest of transparency. Last year, few were more enthusiastic than this page about Omar Woodard’s candidacy for Student Association President. After years of scandal, Woodard seemed poised to change the tone of the SA and return it […]

Music, television stars urge students to ‘get out and vote’

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – With the 2004 presidential election just around the corner, music and television superstars hit the road this week with hopes of encouraging college students across the country to get out and vote. The two-week road tour sponsored by the Kerry-Edwards Campaign, brought together entertainment sensations including: Scott Wolf of “Party of Five,” […]

Female Phallic: Ana Mendieta’s performance art

To accurately analyze the works of Ana Mendieta, one thing needs to be defined: The female equivalent to the word “phallic.” The artist, whose career retrospective recently opened at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, was not only that of a performance artist, but also an enthusiastic feminist. Her artwork involves spiritual themes and distinctly […]

Houston boosts big men

A few weeks ago, sophomore center Jaaron Greene walked down the street like he normally would. Assistant coach Roland Houston, starting his first year on the Colonials’ staff, saw the six-foot-eleven-inch Greene and let the player know how he felt about his gait. “You have to walk like a big man,” Houston said. “Stand up […]

Merriweather Post Pavilion to stay open through 2005 season

Merriweather Post Pavilion, the outdoor amphitheater in Columbia, Md., will stay open at least through the 2005 season, according to officials at IMP Productions. IMP, which also own D.C.’s 9:30 Club, took over the venue’s promotion, management and booking last November. Merriweather’s future was put into question when owners the Rouse Company offered to sell […]

Column: A re-birth for women’s squad

I really hate to say this, but the GW women’s basketball team has been given a raw deal so far this school year. As practices began Oct. 16, the women’s team did not appear to garner the same attention as in years past. However, the outlook is not bleak for the one of the University’s […]

Roger Fenton’s International Photo Art

In contemporary society, photography is often marginalized, featuring large spreads of people in compromising positions in order to sell clothing – or lack thereof. Whether we pick up a magazine or pass a billboard on the street, we are confronted with visual images that lend themselves to consumer purchase. That is why the new exhibition […]

Red Sox fans celebrate ALCS win on H Street

Kogan Plaza became a sea of blue and red when nearly 1,000 Boston Red Sox fans flooded H Street following their team’s victory over the New York Yankees early Thursday morning. “I don’t think the rest of the country knows what this means to Boston fans … it’s surreal,” junior Jay Jentz said. Boston’s victory […]

More students study abroad

The number of GW students studying abroad this semester is up 27 percent from last fall despite increased threats of terrorism abroad. Last fall, 230 students participated in study abroad programs. This fall, there are 290 participants, and about 700 applicants have filed to study in a foreign country for the spring semester. “Participation is […]