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.

Nicole Kidman on campus for ‘The Visiting’

The I Street mall by the Foggy Bottom Metro stop was host to a film set Monday, as the new sci-fi thriller “The Visiting” began filming in D.C. A remake of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” “The Visiting” stars Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, and had been shooting in Baltimore until Monday, which marked the […]


Thursday A Grave New World: International Affairs in the 21st century Elliott School Dean Michael Brown will discuss the ways demographic, developmental, environmental, transnational and security challenges will shape international affairs. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Elliott School of International Affairs building rm. 213 Sponsored by ESIA Take Back the Night Come show your support for […]

U.S. faces science ‘brain drain,’ report finds

A recent study finds that the United States’ stance as a world leader in science and technology may be under threat. The report, issued by the science advisory group National Academies and presented to Congress last week, focuses on the country’s position in the world of science and engineering. Titled “Rising Above the Gathering Storm,” […]

Rolling out the red carpet for Steve Martin

The red carpet lining the Kennedy Center’s Hall of Nations looked like a Hollywood red carpet, paparazzi and all, on Sunday night. Photographers angled for a view, and autograph-seekers squirmed through the crowd as limo after limo arrived, each bearing a new celebrity – perhaps Tom Hanks, Larry David or Queen Latifah – to be […]

Greek Briefs

Late start for Sigma Chi The colonization of the Sigma Chi fraternity has been delayed until spring 2006, rather than this fall as originally planned. Earlier this month, the University invited Sigma Chi to begin the colonization process by recruiting members on campus. Since then, a handful of students have expressed interest in being founding […]

George Mason U. recommends charges against antiwar activist be dropped

George Mason University recommended late last week that all charges be dropped against a student arrested during a protest against on-campus military recruiters. Tariq Khan, a student at the university, had made a habit of standing near the military recruiters in the school’s student center while handing out anti-recruitment pamphlets to anyone who was interested. […]

The Bar Belle: Forrest Inn

Forrest Inn 5849 Washington Blvd. Arlington, Va. It’s midway through the semester and the only thing hurting more than my liver is my bank account. These $10 martinis have been great, but there’s a time and a place for them. There’s also a time and a place for getting drunk for cheap without any pre-gaming […]

SJT gives astronaut alumnus award

GW alumnus and NASA astronaut Charlie Camarda, who has logged more than 333 total hours in space, shared his recent experiences aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery with students and faculty during a speech Tuesday night. About 70 students and guests attended the event in the Elliott School of International Affairs building to hear Camarda’s first-hand […]

Jake Sherman: Dress code drama

Picture this: You graduate GW with a bachelor’s degree and head out into the real world. Foggy Bottom is a distant memory of drunken stupors, late nights at Pizza Italia and Lulus excursions. All of the job applications are in and it is now interview time. Ten interviews later you get a job. After the […]

GW’s Internet and politics center wins worldwide honor

GW’s Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet, a research component of the Graduate School of Political Management, was recently recognized by a worldwide organization as one of the top 10 groups changing the world of Internet and politics. Of the 10 award recipients, IPDI is the only academic institution and is one of only […]