January 20, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 36

Stories from the January 20, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Romeo Revamped

The two star-crossed lovers of Romeo and Juliet receive a flashy and digital extreme makeover in The Folger Theatre’s latest production. Director P.J. Paparelli brings authenticity to Shakespeare’s tragedy; for once, Romeo (Graham Hamilton) and Juliet (Nicole Lowrance) are the whiny, self-centered, melodramatic teens that they’re supposed to be. Combine that with a perfectly cast […]

Andy Rooney to speak at May Commencement

Longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent Andy Rooney will keynote the University’s May 22 Commencement ceremony on The Ellipse. President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg called the CBS journalist a “man at the peak of a long and interesting career who has devoted himself to thinking out complex issues and sharing them with the rest of the country.” “I […]

Editorial: A crisis ignored

The Southeast Asian tsunami is a terrible disaster, and is justifiably generating significant media coverage. While natural disasters generate compelling human stories, it is imperative the media, and world citizens in general, not forget the world’s human disasters. Currently, while a venerable army of reporters camps out in Southeast Asia, there is little if any […]

HOVA’s future in limbo

The University may turn the Hall on Virginia Avenue into an upperclassman dorm or sell the property following a recent city order that prevents freshmen from living there after August 2006. University officials said they do not know what will happen after 2006 when HOVA cannot house freshmen. If GW sold the 454-bed hall, they […]

Column: (Still) striving for prestige

They blew it last year. The most applications in GW history and instead of cutting down on the number they accepted, they took the largest class ever, and dropped GW’s ranking to 52nd in the nation. Now, with the recently announced drop in Early Decision I applications, we’re seeing the long-term results of decisions that […]

GW Loses to Richmond 70-59

Updated 10:24 P.M., Saturday RICHMOND, V.A. – As ice and snow blanketed the ground of the University of Richmond campus, the GW men’s basketball team couldn’t stay warm. The Colonials suffered their second loss in three games Saturday afternoon, a 70-59 defeat at the hands of the Spiders. The Colonials sloppy play induced a season-high […]

Column: A “Crossfire” alternative

Ironic, the school named “most politically active” was the site of the downfall for one of the most well known political talk shows. Perhaps you remember the Friday of Colonials Weekend, when “Crossfire’s” guest was Jon Stewart. In what became one of the most well-known episodes of “Crossfire,” Stewart went on a lengthy diatribe against […]


Thursday Tsunami Disaster Relief Fundraiser Eat at Baja Fresh and proceeds will be donated to the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children 4 to 9 p.m. Baja Fresh, 20th and I streets Sponsored by GW Satyam GW Inaugural Ball 8 p.m. to midnight Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, N.W. Tickets: $75 Friday Fondue […]

SA Notes

Senators criticize Woodard’s JEC nominees Several Student Association senators questioned the experience of President Omar Woodard’s three nominees for the 2005 Joint Elections Committee at Tuesday night’s Senate meeting. Woodard nominated sophomores Kathryn Lux and Alexandra Valenti and graduate student Chris Jenkins to sit on the body, which will oversee the election of a new […]