September 22, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 12

Stories from the September 22, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Kucinich discusses Iraq, Department of Peace with students

GW’s College Democrats welcomed U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich to campus Tuesday night, where nearly 300 students from both ends of the political spectrum showed up to hear one the country’s most liberal leaders. Kucinich spoke about issues ranging from his opposition to the war in Iraq to his proposal for a U.S. Department of Peace […]

‘Flightplan’ Stays On Course

There is one thing I learned from Imagine Entertainment’s “Flightplan” – don’t mess with Jodie Foster. “Flightplan” is the first major motion picture from German director Robert Schwentke, and he tackles the incredibly tricky task of staging a full-scale, action-packed thriller in the confining space of an airliner. However, the featured aircraft is a “2474,” […]

Kevan Duve: Critique ‘sexuality’ course

Before this campus makes a martyr of former professor Michael Schaffer, it would do well to consider whether his human sexuality course was as academically sensible as it was popular. In the fracas surrounding Schaffer’s dismissal, the two have been easily equated. They shouldn’t be. A professor’s popularity is not a reliable barometer of his […]

A ‘Number’ of shortcomings

A man stands, wide-eyed and frozen, with nowhere to turn. The unspeakable horror of the knowledge he has just received begins to set in. His entire life has been a lie; he attempts to grapple with the fact that nothing, including himself, is who or what he thought. He is … a clone. Yawn. What […]

Curtis Whatley: ‘West Wing’ addiction

Since arriving back to GW, my roommates have watched not one, not two, but three seasons of “The West Wing.” Rather than pooling money together for rum and coke, they reach into their wallets to buy one more season on DVD. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen people close to me suffer from “West […]


Thursday Fall Film Series: “Batman Begins” 7 to 11 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by the Program Board Folk Arts Rajasthan, Inc. performance The group’s members will share their Indian heritage and culture through performance art 8 to 10 p.m. The Hand Chapel, Mount Vernon Campus Sponsored by the Women’s Leadership Program Friday Coffeehouse […]

Lennon tour bus stop at Mount Vernon

When the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus visited the Mount Vernon Campus Wednesday to allow students to tour the mobile recording studio, it was an Indian dance group performance that stole the show, students said. The bus, sponsored by the Program Board, invited Folk Art Rajasthan, a foreign group that was practicing nearby and is […]

SA Notes

Student orgs can apply for initial allocations Student organization budgets are due to the Student Association Finance Committee by Friday at 5 p.m. in its Marvin Center 424 office. “Student organizations should find out about the allocations they receive by late Sunday or early Monday,” Finance Committee Chair Michelle Tanney, a senior, said. The SA […]

Law targeting student drug offenders stirs debate

When Prewitt Witham, a former student at the New England Institute of Technology in Warwick, R.I., was caught with marijuana in his system while driving, he knew he was in legal trouble. What he didn’t realize at the time was that the offense would end up costing him his education. Under an obscure federal law […]

Greek Briefs

Tau Kappa Epsilon takes home awards, gets criminal law charge dropped Tau Kappa Epsilon returned from its national conclave in July with five awards given to the top fraternities within the organization. GW’s Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter received awards for outstanding recruitment, initiation rates, community service, extracurricular involvement and alumni relations. “(Tau Kappa Epsilon) is […]