March 10, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 50

Stories from the March 10, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Special Arabic program renewed for second year

After a successful debut last year, the Margaret and Edward W. Gnehm, Jr. Summer Honors Program in Arabic Language Studies is returning to GW for a second year. Named after the GW graduate and former ambassador to Jordan, the 12-week Arabic intensive program is being offered tuition-free to students who have a strong commitment to […]

GW women rally to advance in NCAA tourney

Start the slideshow! Posted Sunday, March 20, 11:32 p.m. Updated Monday, March 21, 2:17 a.m. CHAPEL HILL, N.C.-The GW women’s basketball team’s 60-57 first round NCAA Tournament victory over Mississippi Sunday night helped define the term “March Madness.” The Colonials trailed by as many as 14 points in the second half but used a nine-minute, […]

Catering prices may force Senior Prom scaleback

For the past two years, GW’s Senior Prom has brought students and low-income elderly citizens together for a night of dinner and dancing on the house. But this year, attendees may have to go without the free meal. Some Student Association senators said they are reluctant to foot a $6,000 bill imposed on the charity […]

The Bar Belle

Helix Lounge 1430 Rhode Island Ave. Even you seasoned carousers, prepare to be shocked by the following information: Adam’s Morgan, Georgetown and McFadden’s are not the only places to get drunk and pretend to have a social life in D.C. Fine, go to Faddies on Tuesday and Tom Tom’s on Thursday, but use at least […]

GW women set to face UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.-As you walk on to the floor at the Dean E. Smith Center, your eyes are immediately drawn to the ceiling, where banners honoring almost 40 retired North Carolina legends hang. And even if Michael Jordan’s or James Worthy’s jersey were removed, the arena is still intimidating for visitors, with it sea of […]

SJT’s son to tie the knot in the Marvin Center

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will be in the Marvin Center on Sunday, but he won’t be conducting business. He will be attending the marriage of his younger son Ben. Ben, who will graduate from Columbia Law School later this year, will exchange vows with bride Joanna Winslade in the building’s Betts Theatre on the […]

Something like a Menomena

Just walk into any hipster hangout and you’ll see it. Far and above, the most popular debate amongst fans of so-called Indie rock is about the lack of originality in a growing number of copy-cat bands, a strange phenomena in a genre that was once (and presumably still is) built around experimentation and uniqueness. But […]

Interview with “In My Country” director John Boorman

Hatchet: In the movie it seems that Juliette Binoche’s character was against apartheid but didn’t take a very active role. Why is that? Boorman: Well, the thing is, what can anyone actually do? That was the problem for people in the Apartheid period. You could protest, and you could get arrested, or whatever. Or if […]

Black students make their run

If junior Audai Shakour is elected Student Association president, he would become the fourth black student in six years to win the top position of a student body that is 7.9 percent black. This year, three black candidates – Lamar Thorpe, Audai Shakour and C.J. Calloway – threw their hats in the ring for SA […]

Theatre Review: Equal-oppurtunity love

The lights go up on a spacious, contemporary living room with modern art, black-trimmed wood furniture and stunning red carpeting. By the time they go down, the art has been smashed, and the wood furniture lies skewed across the room. In between, a man tries explaining his extramarital affair with a goat. So evolves Arena […]