April 25, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 60

Stories from the April 25, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: Changing the papacy

In recent weeks the media spotlight has focused its harsh and unyielding beam on global Catholicism – softening its glare just a bit for the mourning period. The death of Pope John Paul II saddened world citizens of all creeds not only because of the pope’s considerable human strengths but also because he made a […]

Column: Film major more than a dream

When world-renowned French film director Bertrand Tavernier was approached by the American Film Institute to attend a screening of his newest film “Holy Lola,” he agreed, but also wanted to meet with the group of people that the former Motion Picture Association of America president Jack Valenti once called “the future of the film business” […]

SJS targets APES, Sigma Alpha Epsilon with Facebook

Click here to read the full text of a letter sent to APES members Student Judicial Services is using Facebook, the popular online social network used by thousands of students, to search for and identify members of unrecognized fraternities. Citing complaints they have received about unrecognized groups in past years, GW officials recently sent out […]

Freshman burned in fire out of ICU

A month after being severely burned in a fire in his Thurston Hall room, freshman Kevin McLaughlin was moved out of the intensive care unit at the Washington Burn Center last week. McLaughlin’s father, Timothy McLaughlin, said in an interview last week that his son is in a “step-down” unit, an area that has less […]

University names additional Commencement speakers

Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Mildred Dresselhaus, Miami Herald publisher Alberto Ibarguen and former Army doctor Philip Russel will join CBS correspondent Andy Rooney in speaking at Commencement on May 22. “It’s an interesting group of people,” University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said. “Any one of those people you’d be happy to have dinner with.” […]

The spiritual generation

“Today’s college campuses are hotbeds of religiosity and prayer,” according to a 2005 study conducted at the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California. The survey, which included 112,232 current freshmen attending 236 colleges and universities, found that 85 percent of the participants responded with an interest in spirituality and that eight students […]

A leap of faith

Behind a desk littered with papers in English and Arabic, Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr leans back in his chair and touches the tips of his fingers together. He is pondering a question often asked to men of his prominence: What is your greatest accomplishment? Professor Nasr’s mind may be flickering through some of his life’s […]

Spirituality 101

Senior Rebecca Lankin vividly recalls her strategy for surviving the deluge of college mail that flooded her Philadelphia home four years ago. “I had this book that Hillel puts out each year and every time I got information from a school, I would look them up. If they didn’t have a big enough Jewish community […]

Rosenblat powers offense

Senior Brad Rosenblat is making the most of his last year at GW. He led the baseball team’s offensive machine, which scored 10 runs on 14 hits Sunday to take the rubber game of a three-game set with Duquesne. The Colonials, who split Saturday’s doubleheader, have won three consecutive Atlantic 10 series and 12 of […]

Cultivating cooperation

Despite any theological disagreements that GW’s religious communities may harbor, they all agree on one thing: they should get together more often. The various religious communities do not interact with one another as much as they would like for many reasons. Therese Bermpohl, director of Newman Catholic Student Center, said she thinks the religious groups […]