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: Macedonian pianist dazzles crowd

Macedonian Ambassador Nkola Dimitrov is supposed to be the foremost emissary of his country to America, but it was his fellow countryman, pianist Simon Trpceski, who stole the show Tuesday night at the Jack Morton Auditorium. Trpceski gave an electrifying performance before a crowd of approximately 240 students, Washington, D.C., diplomats, and the prime minister […]

Blues brothers – GW siblings bring bluegrass to D.C. music scene

They’re talented, they’re twins, and they go to college together. They’re the Olsen twins! Okay, they’re actually David and Jonathan Kantor, two members of a bluegrass/folk quartet called the Bear Mountain Pickers. “We have an unsaid musical connection,” Jonathan, who plays saxophone and clarinet in the band, said. David plays guitar and banjo and sings. […]

WEB EXTRA: Rush Holt mulling Senate run

Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) said Tuesday night in the Marvin Center that if Sen. Jon Corzine wins the race for New Jersey governor, he might run for the vacant U.S. Senate seat. Before a crowd of about 50 people in the Marvin Center Amphitheatre, Holt spoke about a variety of issues from the ongoing CIA […]

Golf drives to last match of fall

In the GW athletic sphere, there are always teams that get the attention. Baseball, basketball and soccer always hog the headlines. The GW men’s golf team has been quietly floating below the radar since the year after World War II. Led by senior Academic All-American Brian Carroll, the Colonials have put together their strongest fall […]

WEB EXTRA: Extended SA Notes

Court rules for full financial transparency The Student Association court ruled Tuesday night that financial records detailing SA President Audai Shakour’s summer spending must be open to the public. The court ruled in favor of plaintiff Brandon Sherr, a junior, who filed suit because he was denied full access to the Shakour administration’s financial records […]

Staff editorial: Students have no place on the Board of Trustees

Last year, when a movement mounted to add a voting student member to the Board of Trustees, this page argued in favor of such a student trustee. The argument was focused on the position of students as stakeholders in the University, and thus deserving of a representative voice in GW’s highest ranking decision-making body. After […]

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 […]