November 22, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 31

Stories from the November 22, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Arafat’s death may pave way to peace, professor says

A post-Yasser Arafat Palestinian government may bring new hope for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, Florida Atlantic University professor Walid Phares told students in the Marvin Center Thursday night. Phares, a doctor who has appeared on television as an expert on Middle East conflicts, told his 10-member audience that a new cabinet formed in the […]

Column: The Sticky Jelly Situation

by Recently I decided to go on my annual vintage shopping spree, otherwise known as rummaging through my old clothing in storage. Aside from my sweet bellbottom Levi’s and baby doll shirts, I came across a bag of old accessories. Included in this bag of rhinestones and butterfly rings were my favorite bangles circa sixth […]

Men’s soccer beats UNC in NCAA Tournament

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The GW men’s soccer team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history Friday night, defeating the University of North Carolina 1-0 at Fetzer Stadium. The Colonials’ last Tournament win came in 1989. GW has not lost in 10 straight games this season, […]

Eleven years later, Seinfeld proudly displays puffy shirt

In a 1993 episode of “Seinfeld,” Jerry Seinfeld dons a puffy white shirt during a television appearance and is the butt of Bryant Gumbel’s jokes. But on Thursday night, Seinfeld – the real Jerry Seinfeld, that is – had the last laugh, as the shirt became a part of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American […]

Editorial: Better planning

Administration officials are receiving the ire of professors angry over the poor planning and implementation of next semester’s schedule of classes. Citing a large number of classes without assigned space days before the original registration period was supposed to begin, University officials asked department supervisors to schedule the “homeless classes” at irregular times. While necessary […]

Column: GW’s Secret Society

It’s not that they don’t like you, you just aren’t invited. It’s not that they don’t trust you, you just aren’t special. Special students at GW get to be members of the Order of the Hippo, our very own secret society. Although the nature of such an organization makes it hard to gather reliable information […]

Some students will spend Thanksgiving in Foggy Bottom

While most students will head home this week for Thanksgiving, sophomore Katie Hendricks will head back to her room in The Schenley to relax and catch up on work. “It’s just going to be a nice, boring, relaxing weekend,” Hendricks said. An Oregon native, Hendricks said she spent almost two full days of her four-day […]

Aramark changes venue hours

Aramark amended the hours of operation Monday for several of its dining venues, which will now stay open until midnight. When the newly renovated J Street opened in August, Aramark officials boasted new late-night dining hours for many of its venues. Until last week, some venues, such as Baja Sol and Subway, remained open until […]

Letters to the Editor

Not academic? I always enjoy reading The Hatchet and Jason Kane’s article in the Nov. 15 issue was no exception. A couple of questions come to mind. Mr. Kane writes, “Former University President Lloyd Elliott fell under harsh criticism for being more interested in real estate than education. In his 28-year presidency, Elliott presided over […]

Director dicusses punk scene

Filmmaker James Spooner screened his celebrated movie about black presence in punk music at the Elliott School of International Affairs building to an enthusiastic 70-person audience Thursday night. Featuring interviews and concert footage from black musicians and fans, Spooner’s documentary, “Afro-Punk,” focused on blacks being accepted into the modern punk music scene. Inspired by his […]