October 27, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 22

Stories from the October 27, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB EXTRA: Film Review – The orthodox side of life

“Ushpizin” (Picturehouse Films) is a unique and rare collaboration between the secular and orthodox Jewish communities in Israel. The fusion of these two very different backgrounds creates an objective and honest portrayal of the orthodox community. The secular director, Gidi Dar, was friends with actor-screenwriter Shuli Rand when Rand was a famous Israeli actor, before […]

WEB EXTRA: Film Review – The mask is back

Zorro is back once again in “The Legend of Zorro” – this time, to save California as it joins the United States of America. It appears as if all hope is lost when Alejandro de la Vega (Antonio Banderas) considers giving up the mask and becoming a full-time family man. A rift between de la […]

Students unsure of University Writing Program

In surveys, students said the effectiveness of the 3-year-old University Writing Program, designed to promote undergraduates’ writing and critical thinking skills, is inconclusive. But University officials are pleased with the program’s results. According to student evaluations from spring 2005 published on the University Writing Program’s Web site (http://www.gwu.edu/~uwp/), about 75 percent of students in UW20 […]

WEB EXTRA: Shakespeare’s ‘perfect comedy’

Outside a two-story country estate, two couples pledge their lifelong commitments to one another. The women stare into their lovers’ eyes and begin a dance of merriment. Friends and family join the festivities. Servants dance with their masters. Fathers dance with their daughters. Without a partner, the friar makes the best of his situation and […]

Chipotle may come to Quigley’s

Chipotle is one of several venues the University is considering to install in the vacant Quigley’s building at 21st and G streets. Workers will start renovations on Quigley’s in January to transform it into a new food venue and GWorld partner. Tracy Schario, director of Media Relations, said the University received proposals from 10 food […]

Public universities losing state support

Taxpayer support of public higher education has dwindled more since 2001 than at any time in the last 20 years, the New York Times reported recently. The drop has led some education officials to use the term “privatization” to describe the trend affecting public universities, but even educators who refuse to label the transformation this […]

Group pushes for GW to change marijuana policy

A new student organization is trying to persuade GW to lessen its penalties for drug violations, particularly for students who lose University housing after being caught with marijuana in their dorm rooms. Students in GW’s chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws said they are critical of GW’s policy against marijuana […]

Edwards targets poverty on national college tour

Former senator and vice presidential candidate John Edwards returned to the public eye last week by kicking off a national college campaign to encourage students to fight poverty by volunteering in their communities. In the last two weeks, Edwards has spoken at 10 colleges as part of his “Opportunity Rocks” tour, which he hopes will […]

Schools plan for disaster

In the event of a terrorist attack or major national disaster, GW officials have long recognized the need to protect University network and computing systems. But in the disastrous wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, colleges around the country are evaluating the safety of their own technology services. While most institutions are prepared for local […]