November 4, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 26

Stories from the November 4, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Some professors go untrained in high-tech gear

Introductory science professor Martin Zysmilich is one of a few tech-savvy professors on campus. In addition to utilizing PowerPoint, an LCD projector, and a camera that enlarges textbook pages for his 300-student class to see, Zysmilich has taken the initiative to introduce an infrared receiver system used to answer multiple-choice questions. Before each lecture, he […]

Woolly Mammoth’s “Grace”

Imagine releasing a 5-year-old into the kitchen to make cookies for his mother. Most likely, he’d throw everything yummy into a big red plastic bowl and mash it all up: sugar, cinnamon, bananas, chocolate chips, gummi bears, frozen French fries, lollipops and Kraft Mac’n’Cheese. Similarly, “Grace,” by the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, is an absurd […]

Column: Respect for the enemy

Who ultimately pays the cost of the war in Iraq? Definitely not President Bush and Dick Cheney. The President and Vice President have only profited. “Anyone who looks at the size of the contracts acquired by the shady Bush administration-linked mega-corporations, like Halliburton and its kind,” can see it. “The real loser is you … […]

Republican students celebrate Bush win

After a late election night, Republican students celebrated a victory for President Bush Wednesday afternoon as Sen. John Kerry conceded defeat to the incumbent. The president’s victory came after votes from the battleground state of Ohio, which Bush needed to win a second term in the White House, indicated a clear victory for the president […]

Hart loses ANC bid

Incumbent Dorothy Miller defeated GW senior Kris Hart with 72 percent of the vote for a spot on a locally elected community board Tuesday. Miller will remain chair of Foggy Bottom and West End’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission despite Hart’s efforts to oust the 12-year incumbent in a write-in campaign. “I greatly appreciate the support of […]

Tuesday a night of discontent for Democrats

Watching the election in the Marvin Center Tuesday night and early into the next morning was an emotional ride for Democratic students, ending only with John Kerry’s concession of the presidential race shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday. At 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, as President Bush was leading John Kerry 193 electoral votes to 112, spirits were […]

The Bar Belle: Tom Tom

Tom Tom 2333 18th St. N.W. When choosing a bar in Adams Morgan, I typically look at two things: its proximity to a Jumbo Slice and the length of the line outside. Last Thursday, another factor entered my decision-making process – Group Therapy. The therapy to which I’m referring is the drink special at Tom […]

Some students never received ballots

Sophomore Deirdre Demers traveled three and a half hours to her hometown of Reading, Pa., to vote Tuesday after she had not received her absentee ballot. “I really knew I wanted to vote in this election,” she said. Demers is one of several students who went home to vote or paid to send their ballots […]

What’s it all about, “Alfie?”

“It doesn’t do good to become dependent on anyone in this life,” says the title character (Jude Law) early on in “Alfie” (Paramount). This is one of the many slick nuggets of advice he dispenses while narrating his bumbling life as a 30-something British bachelor in Manhattan. Alfie has it all – expensive clothes, a […]

Democratic student undergoes ups and downs of election night

At 9:21 p.m. on Tuesday night, freshman Adam Pienciak spots two students wearing Kerry-Edwards T-shirts on H Street as he heads to his room in the Hall on Virginia Avenue. “Great job, guys,” he says to the Democrats, as networks begin to call states for both President Bush and his Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry. […]