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.

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 […]

Who’s ‘The Man’?

New Line Cinema’s “The Man” is classified as an action-comedy, though it seems to lack both characteristics. The premise unfolds as federal agent Derrick Vann (Samuel L. Jackson) is investigating the murder of his partner. Meanwhile, Andy Fiddler (Eugene Levy) is in town to speak at a dental suppliers convention. Their paths unite through an […]

SA Notes

SA passes one Student Court nominee, two to go The Student Association Senate approved junior Oliver Tobias to be a judge on the SA Student Court Tuesday night at a meeting on the Mount Vernon Campus. The court still has two vacancies to fill. Tobias was confirmed by the Senate Rules Committee last Wednesday and […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s Basketball Schedule completed The GW men’s basketball team will play three games on the ESPN family of channels during the 2005-2006 season. The Colonials will meet N.C. State on Dec. 31 on Fox Sports at noon. On Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. the Colonials will face Xavier in Cincinnati on ESPN2. On Feb. 11, […]

Greek Briefs

Sigma Phi Epsilon recognizes local chapter For the third consecutive year, GW’s Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has been recognized as an outstanding chapter by its national organization. Sigma Phi Epsilon returned from its national leadership conference in Nashville, Tenn., last month with the Buchanan Cup, an award given every two years to recognize undergraduate chapters […]