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.

Volleyball tops crosstown foe

The volleyball team earned city bragging rights Tuesday by rallying to topple Georgetown at the Hoyas’ McDonough Gymnasium. It was the team’s third straight win. GW dropped the first game 28-30 despite their late offensive surge before taking the next three games 31-29, 30-23 and 30-22 over two hours and two minutes. “It doesn’t matter […]

DJ’s Fastbreak overcharged students without their knowledge

The University has forced DJ’s Fastbreak, a popular on-campus eatery, to stop charging customers a fee for using Colonial Cash, a GW official said Tuesday. The counter-service restaurant located at 22nd and G streets has been adding a five-cent surcharge on all Colonial Cash purchases for at least a month, and possibly as many as […]

Alumni make noise in October

With the New York Yankees’ exit in the first round of the Major League Baseball playoffs, no GW alumni will be taking the field the rest of October. Despite the loss, two GW graduates are still making news in the baseball world. Sam Perlozzo was named manager of the Baltimore Orioles Oct. 12. Perlozzo was […]

A-List Anchor: Jon Stewart joins the Boston Pops for Colonials Weekend

The last time Jon Stewart was on campus, it was Colonials weekend – and the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” certainly shook up GW’s political climate. His appearance on Crossfire, in which he accused the hosts of the show of “hurting America,” caused CNN to rethink the mission of the program, ultimately canceling […]

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 […]