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.

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 […]

New, cheaper satellites allow student space research

Space may be the final frontier, but it’s no longer a frontier off limits to college students. “CubeSat,” a program developed at Stanford University and California Polytechnic State University, now offers students and companies the chance to build and launch tiny cube-shaped satellites to conduct research in low-orbit space above the Earth’s atmosphere. At about […]

Volleyball tops GMU

Fairfax, Va., is a bit closer to home than Ohio. Maybe that’s why the GW volleyball team was able to get back on a winning track. The squad won its second straight match 3-1 Tuesday night against George Mason. The Colonials (4-7) outscored the Patriots (3-7) 30-20, 27-30, 30-21, 30-23 in a two-hour match that […]