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.

Ex-admissions official fights recruiting practices

It’s almost that time of year again when some high school seniors apply to colleges through the “early decision” process, making binding commitments to attend a single school if that school admits them. But according to former admissions officer Lloyd Thacker, early decision enrollments and other aspects of admissions to American universities are symptoms of […]

Orioles manager, a GW alumnus, is at home in the trenches

BALTIMORE – In one seemingly thoughtless motion, Sam Perlozzo stands up from the bench and leans against the railing facing the finely manicured turf of Camden Yards. The number two shows prominently on the back of his orange practice jersey and in parentheses under the brim of his hat, to separate his gear from the […]

CMJ Music Marathon 2005: Overheard at CMJ

“I think some of you will share my view that music right now is pretty bad, that music on the radio is shitty.” Brad Lee, Loud and Clear Records “Hipsters get old and they go and get married.” Dan Rutherford, Morning After Records “This is another one off our first records, but I doubt any […]

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 […]