April 21, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 59

Stories from the April 21, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW tries to cut red tape

When freshman Alex Riley did not get the sophomore housing arrangement she had hoped for in early March, her mother called the Office of Parent Services. The office directed her to a Community Living and Learning Center representative who told Riley that her problem would likely be solved within a few weeks. One month later […]

Day to perform at The Vern

Howie Day will be performing at the Mount Vernon Campus’ Fountain Day on April 30. Program Board, the Mount Vernon Programming Council and Class Council sponsor the annual event. Program Board officials have been keeping the identity of the performer secret, but Day’s management confirmed Tuesday afternoon that he would be playing at GW despite […]

Film Review: “The Interpreter”

Every day, United Nations speeches are translated into hundreds of different languages. Those unsung workers get their moment of glory in “The Interpreter,” Sydney Pollack’s (“The Firm”) political thriller. Unfortunately, UN interpretation turns out to be about as interesting as you thought it would be, even when murder is involved. Translator Silvia Broome (Nicole Kidman) […]

Greek Briefs

Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity raises funds for soldier care packages The Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity raised about $300 in donations and member contributions to fund care packages for soldiers in Iraq at a free barbecue last week. The fraternity gave the money to My Soldier’s Angel, an organization that sends care packages to U.S. soldiers […]

Column: Looking to the future

I am humbled by the opportunity that you have given me to serve as your Student Association president. As I enter the official transition period toward assuming my duties, I am determined to keep the faith of those who voted for me and to earn the trust of those who did not. Now that the […]

Students, workers join forces for labor rights

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – When demanding better labor conditions, workers in many industries often have only limited means of support. But at many colleges and universities, school employees are teaming up with a potentially invaluable ally: The students they serve on a daily basis. At schools across the country a growing number of student activists are […]

Does survey say GW best to work for?

For the past several weeks, the University has circulated a petition to its workers in hopes that it will be nominated the best place to work in greater D.C. by the Washington Business Journal. But some employees have failed to receive the memo. Part-time faculty, who have complained about receiving low wages and no benefits […]

Bathed in controversy

This film is about Israel, a particularly controversial country. A lot of people have very strong opinions on it; some people don’t. If you are one of the latter, you will really enjoy “Walk on Water” (Samuel Goldwyn Films) for its riveting storyline, complex characters, sharp cinematography and solid pacing; if you are one of […]

Cookie Monster eating fewer cookies to combat child obesity epidemic

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – “Sesame Street”‘s infamous Cookie Monster is eating fewer cookies, and his Internet home page now features a “healthy habits” section, picturing the familiar blue, furry monster eating — an apple? Yes, “Sesame Street” rang in its 36th season last week, featuring a segment for its new health initiative at the beginning of […]

Fraternity to dunk students, staff for charity

The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity will hold its second annual Dunkin’ for Disabilities philanthropy event Friday in Kogan Plaza from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students and faculty will have the chance to dunk well-known GW community members such as men’s basketball team players Mike Hall and J.R. Pinnock, Student Association President-elect Audai Shakour, Hatchet […]