December 2, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 32

Stories from the December 2, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Bridging the gap

Performers from around the world collaborate with GW students for the D.C. 10th International Improvisation Festival, which began Wednesday and runs through Dec. 12. The festival features more than 75 dancers, musicians and actors who improvise their performances while on stage. “(Improv) is fascinating to the audience because they feel that they’re an immediate part […]

MPAA chief discusses file-sharing suits

Dan Glickman, president and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, defended the lawsuits his organization launched against file-sharers in a speech at GW Wednesday. Glickman, a GW alumnus, spoke at the Jack Morton Auditorium just weeks after the MPAA launched a series of copyright suits. In its effort to enforce intellectual property laws, […]

Automatic Art

For some D.C. locals, the task of developing an artistic community has proven itself quite the undertaking. “Unfortunately D.C. is a very apathetic town. Often people come here for a job, and because they’re here transiently, they don’t get involved in D.C. culture,” said GW alumnus Eric Boucher, who is also the editor-in-chief of, […]

Site eases registration for students studying abroad

A new State Department website allows students to get direct assistance from the federal government while spending a semester abroad. By visiting, travelers can alert the government of their whereabouts in case they require special assistance. In the past, students had to wait in long lines and fill out paperwork at American embassies and […]

“A Very Long Engagement”

If you wish to see writer-director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and lead actress Audrey Tautou together in a sweet, dreamlike fairy tale like their previous outing “Amelie,” you will be sorely disappointed in the pair’s new film. The rest of us will be able to enjoy a sweeping, deeply affecting love story underpinned by the madness and […]

Court postpones former professor’s trial

Federal court officials postponed a preliminary hearing for a former GW professor charged with embezzling federal funds from the University. Nabih Bedewi, who headed GW’s National Crash Analysis Center in Ashburn, Va., is accused of funneling more than $600,000 to his private company. Bedewi’s preliminary hearing had been scheduled for Monday morning at the U.S. […]

Editorial: Expand C-Cash

Earlier in the semester, this page called on University administrators to expand its innovative Colonial Cash program to the nearly 85 establishments on its waitlist. After signing a contract with Blackboard – which will be responsible for handling all Colonial Cash transactions – GW now has the ability to expand the program without the additional […]

In Stores & On Sale

Artist: Cake Album: Pressure Chief Label: Columbia Central to Cake’s genius is the fact that their brilliance lies in an understatement. The band had an ability to convey scenes and ideas using razor-sharp images set to a tune by lead singer John McCrea’s deadpan drawl. However, on their most recent study effort, that transparent lyrical […]

Column: Eliminating dissent at the State Dept.

There was little to celebrate after President Bush’s re-election. There was, however, a glimmer of hope that some of the most embarrassing members of his cabinet would leave – as is the regular practice in a re-elected administration. Many cheered uber-conservative Attorney General John Ashcroft’s quick resignation but were disappointed with Bush’s selection of White […]

Concert Previews

Brooklyn’s finest: Mos Def brings The New Danger to D.C. Wed. Dec. 8 9:30 Club Mos Def finally got off Broadway prosceniums and Hollywood soundstages long enough to grace the populace with another album. Excuse the bitterness, but it’s been five years since Black on Both Sides, the Universal Magnetic’s seminal debut. Fans have been […]