April 7, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 55

Stories from the April 7, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA Notes

Senate passes resolutions on new major, discriminations The Student Association Senate passed legislation Tuesday night calling for the creation of an Africana studies major in the Elliott School of International Affairs. Hilary Golston (CCAS-U) sponsored legislation calling for the creation of the major, which was proposed by the Faculty Senate in 1992 and already has […]

Tough guys, tougher broads

It’s a rare occurrence for graphic novels to make a successful jump to the silver screen, as film adaptations often fail to capture the verbal and visual essence of a story. But thankfully, “Frank Miller’s Sin City” (Dimension Films) was not altered in this transition. “Sin City” isn’t a perfect film, but it’s the closest […]

Hunger strike wins higher wages for Georgetown workers

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Student protestors at Georgetown University savored their success at a celebration Friday afternoon, after a hunger strike won higher wages and better benefits for some university workers. A crowd of about 200 students, staff and special guests celebrated with festivities including a lavish picnic. Speakers at the celebration included DC Delegate Eleanor […]

Greek Briefs

Sorority delivers Breakfast in Bed The Phi Sigma Sigma sorority’s sixth annual Breakfast in Bed event raised about $1,400 for the Phi Sigma Sigma foundation and the National Kidney Foundation. “It’s our signature,” Phi Sigma Sigma President Melissa Goldszer said. “Breakfast in Bed helps generate funds for our national and it’s a fun way to […]

“You do that to me!”

From its opening musical montage to The Circle of Sacred Underwear-where men do their best thinking-Rob Becker’s Defending the Caveman is full of laugh-out-loud surprises. The longest running solo play on Broadway in 1996, Caveman is a one-man show (starring Kevin Burke) about why men and women don’t get along, and why perhaps they shouldn’t. […]

Dorms will not get cooler in the next week

Cool air will not be coming to residence halls early, despite temperatures reaching into the upper 70s this week. Most dorms cannot offer both heat and air conditioning at the same time, which often leads students to complain about not being able to cool off during part of the spring. University officials said in a […]

Film review: “Oldboy”

Everyone loves a good revenge story. Quentin Tarantino’s cinematic orgy “Kill Bill,” for all its formal splendor, was driven by an all-too-simple narrative: Bill tried to kill the Bride, and now the Bride is going to kill Bill. If one were subtract that film’s cartoonish dismemberments, decapitations and smartass postmodernist references and add a convoluted, […]

Banks show gives Program Board no worries

The University will not be changing its standard security procedures for this weekend’s Spring Fling featuring rapper Lloyd Banks, planners said, despite the violence and controversy associated with his rap group. “(Banks) has had 25 to 30 college shows and had zero incidents,” said Eric Wiegand, executive vice chair of Program Board. “We definitely did […]

A seamless package

When David Sedaris entered Lisner auditorium he was greeted with wild applause. Rabid and casual fans alike came to hear him read and sign books to promote “Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim,” which was released last June. Sedaris smiled shyly, thanked the audience for coming and then launched into an hour and a […]