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.

WEB EXTRA: Suspcious package prompts Marvin Center evacuation

Posted Tuesday, Oct. 17, 10:40 p.m. Occupants of the Marvin Center were sent out into the chilly weather Monday night as University Police urgently evacuated the student center at about 9:23 p.m. because of a suspicious package. Tracy Schario, director of media relations, said a black bag was found inside a BMW car with its […]


In the story “Facebook rival has 500 at GW” (Oct 17., p. 3), the name of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg was spelled incorrectly. Freshman Megan Norden was incorrectly identified as her mother, Cindy, in the photo caption for the story “Pulling Away at the Polls” (Oct. 17 p. 7).

Canadian rockers hit ‘Scene’: Album review of Broken Social Scene

Toronto’s Broken Social Scene’s latest self-titled and third full-length album presents an energetic and upbeat aural wonderland to bring delight to the ears of music listeners of all stripes. The album presents a mixture of a wide variety of instruments, and the massive ensemble comprises 18 musicians, many of whom hail from other famed Canadian […]


Thursday Movie: “Madagascar” Two free screenings of this summer’s hit animated movie. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by the Program Board Friday Ray Valdez Art Exhibit: Native Ceremonies Ray Valdez with unveil his art, followed by a question-and-answer session and a dessert reception. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eckles Library, Mount […]

Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

Disclosing Sex-ed dismissal information Thumbs up to University officials for disclosing the information surrounding former sex-ed professor Michael Schaffer’s dismissal from the University. The almost-scandal fizzled quickly once the facts came out. As is often the case, the perception of the events surrounding Schaffer’s departure after 17 years was much worse than the reality. Colonial […]

Hanson is MMMBack and (mostly) grown up

The lights dim. The crowd erupts. Three shaggy-haired men take the stage, launching into a driving backbeat reminiscent of a beer-soaked bar band. “Hello, Melbourne!” cries the singer. The crowd erupts again. The band croons a melancholy vocal harmony, their tortured souls bared to the thousands of onlookers. Black Crowes? Rolling Stones? Hell naw. That’s […]

Kevan Duve: Perceptions matter for GW administration

Unless you work in Rice Hall, you’re likely well-acquainted with GW’s unofficial reputation – the campus vibe, so to speak – a muted variation of boisterous ANC declarations which gets circulated in our corridors, classrooms and offices. It’s a wink-wink, nudge-nudge mentality almost universally shared among students and faculty alike, so ingrained that it usually […]

University, SA asking for student input on 20-year development plan

It may not be a crystal ball, but it could be a glimpse into the future of GW. The University has released a 20-year campus development plan outlining possible sites that will add 2 million square feet of academic buildings and student housing. The development plan, which can be found at http://neighborhood.gwu.edu, shows 18 separate […]