October 20, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 20

Stories from the October 20, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEBEXTRA: Varsity roundup

Crew The GW men’s crew team began its fall season with the 2005 Occoquan Chase Regatta in Lorton, Va. The GW varsity squad placed second behind Virginia. The freshman eight beat the Hokies and Georgetown. GW returns to action at the Head of the Charles Oct. 22-23 in Boston. M. Soccer Freshman Michael Rollings was […]

Univeristy expects 5,000 to 6,000 at Colonials Weekend

University officials expect about 5,000 to 6,000 parents and alumni to congregate on campus to attend the more than 80 events associated with this year’s Colonials Weekend. Rodney Johnson, GW’s director of freshman and parent services, said he hopes the weekend will be as successful as planned. “It’s imperative we do a good job to […]

A mystery of ‘Lies’: Film ‘Separate Lies’ features sophisticated characters

There are several defining characteristics of British films that, aside from obvious differences in speech and dialect, set them apart from American productions taken from the same genre. British dramas, for example, tend to exercise more control than American dramas in their generally slow, more deliberate treatments of plots and storylines. While American television and […]

Crime Log

Liquor Law Violation 10/16 – Thurston Hall – 2:20 a.m. – case closed Complainants called to report an individual lying on the ground in a hall in the dormitory. The female, who was found throwing up in a garbage can, was identified by University Police officers and assessed by EMeRG members, who determined she needed […]

WEB EXTRA: Republican senator has harsh criticisms of party

Republican Sen. Tom Coburn made sharp, though veiled, criticisms of President Bush’s performance and more directly reproached his party’s congressional leaders in a speech at GW Monday. Without naming names, Coburn (Okla.) deplored Republicans’ actions on several hot-button domestic issues in a 20-minute speech to College Republicans in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom. Coburn, a […]

Washington may have been a presidential heartthrob

Most people associate the image of George Washington with a stiff, aged face on the front of a wrinkly dollar bill. But according to new three-dimensional images produced by the first president’s library, it appears Washington was the equivalent of an 18th century heartthrob. The Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens is performing research on Washington’s […]

The life of a rivalry: is GW vs. Georgetown dead?

Some universities have rivalries. Others have war. Last month Emory University’s Student Government Association President Amrit Dhir, donning fake military apparel, declared “war” against Washington University in St. Louis during an emergency government meeting in hopes of increasing school spirit and creating an official rivalry. Even though Washington University’s Student Union has expressed no interest […]

$5 – $10 – $20

If you have $5 It’s official – The new baby panda has been named Tai Shan, or “peaceful mountain.” Even though the little guy will not officially debut until December, the zoo is hosting a talk at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday to discuss care for young “butterstick,” as he was previously nicknamed. Though Tai Shan […]