September 15, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 10

Stories from the September 15, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

A passionate portrayal

A man stands fastened to a cross, arms splayed and face contorted in agony. He is surrounded by people; some shout in triumph, while others weep with outstretched arms. Is this a scene from the latest Mel Gibson movie? No – it’s Passion Play, a Cycle, Arena Stage’s newest production by emerging playwright Sarah Ruhl. […]

‘Proof’ proves praiseworthy

Maybe it is fitting that a movie about a mathematical genius that goes insane is equally as brilliant as it is frustrating. Such is the case with “Proof” (Miramax), John Madden’s adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Auburn. The film stars Gwyneth Paltrow (collaborating with Madden for the first time since her Oscar-winning […]

Editorial: Provide a full account

Our View: The University should fully disclose the circumstances of Professor Schaffer’s dismissal to avert a PR disaster Thurston Hall is perennially rumored to be among the nation’s most sexually promiscuous residence halls. It seems, however, that not everyone at GW subscribes to such liberal attitudes about intercourse as the freshman residents of Thurston. Recently, […]

Army still unsure about more seats

The Colonial Army is awaiting a request made to the GW athletic department for an additional 200 seats in the Smith Center for the upcoming men’s and women’s basketball seasons. Memberships for all 800 seats at the Smith Center were sold out in a few hours over Sept. 6 and 7. “We’re hopeful we can […]

Column: Katrina’s concocted race card

The relentless barrage of harrowing and tragic stories coming out of the areas destroyed by Hurricane Katrina seems only to get worse. There are reports of looting, rescuers being shot at and mob control over rescue shelters. While some of this debauched behavior is to be expected in such a disaster, Katrina seems to have […]

Student-athletes paying their own way

When the men’s water polo team travels to Claremont, Calif., Oct. 4 for the annual Claremont Convergence tournament, they will do so with lighter pockets. Like many GW sports programs, the water polo squad does not get funding for such trips. Members of the squad said the team’s University funding only covers equipment and travel […]

Letters to the Editor

Gross misunderstanding In reading the column “Progressives on the Rise” (Sept 12, p. 5), I was shocked by the presumptive ignorance of the author. As president of GW College Democrats and a self-proclaimed progressive, I felt it was necessary to respond. This fall, College Democrats kicked off the year with a Progressive Student Organization fair. […]

D.C officials set up blogs

Two elected D.C. officials launched Internet-based outreach programs this summer to increase their constituents’ involvement in political affairs. Mayor Anthony Williams and Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), whose constituents include Foggy Bottom residents, have embraced new forms of political technology. Williams has introduced an online Web log – or blog – to better communicate with […]

Art ‘en plein air’

Imagine standing at the edge of a tidal basin in Seal Point, Maine, during early spring – the muddy season. In the distance, the sun peeks out over the horizon, its morning rays causing the water and mud in the harbor to pick up an unexpected array of colors. Now imagine an oil painting that […]


Thursday Fall Film Series: “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” Bring your GWorld and get to see this film for free. 7 to 11 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by Program Board Friday Display of John Walker Expressionist Landscapes The exhibition will feature 24 works including large abstract prints and small oil sketches on paper. 10 […]