October 31, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 23

Stories from the October 31, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students volunteer to entertain children at Kidsfest

About 30 children filled the Hippodrome Saturday dressed as Spider Man, Disney characters and ninjas to celebrate Halloween a few days early with student-volunteers. Kidsfest, an annual Halloween party hosted by GW’s Neighbors Project, a community service group on campus and the Residence Hall Association, allowed youngsters throughout the D.C. area to make costume masks, […]

Adam Conner: Fake White House scandal much better than reality

It was a bad week for the Bartlett White House. It was a far worse week for the Bush White House. Last Sunday, on television’s “The West Wing,” Martin Sheen, also known as President Barlett, found his White House in disarray after his senior advisor admitted to being a high-profile national security leak and was […]

Extra! Extra! GW students to appear in ‘The Visiting’

When students are at the movies watching “The Visiting,” being filmed on campus this month, they might not only see Nicole Kidman, but also some of their fellow students. More than a dozen students have been cast as extras for the filming of the science fiction movie starring Kidman, said junior Adam Linet, who was […]

Volleyball falls in Philly

The volleyball team did not receive much affection from the City of Brotherly Love. Both La Salle and Temple swept the Colonials on their weekend road trip to Philadelphia. The pair of losses, combined with a defeat at the hands of Atlantic 10 newcomer Charlotte, followed a three-game winning streak for the Colonials (10-15, 3-8 […]

Halloween on Embassy Row: How do you say trick-or-treat in Irish?

Trick-or-treating along Embassy Row is not the average door-to-door walk. It’s more like a trip around the world. If a student is going trick-or-treating, Embassy Row is the place to go. Or, at least that’s what people say. Every country doesn’t celebrate Halloween, so not every embassy participates in the candy-dispensing tradition. Some embassies on […]


Monday Beyond Einstein: Profound Mysteries and New Challenges With Dr. Michael Turner of the National Science Foundation 4 to 6 p.m. Corcoran Hall 101 Sponsored by the Department of Physics and Center for Nuclear Studies Tuesday Sixth Annual I. Edward Kiev Memorial Lecture Joseph Dan Hebrew, a professor of Kabbalah at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, […]


A news story posted online Oct. 28 reported that this year’s Commencement ceremony marks the 50th anniversary of President Harry Truman’s address to graduates. That number was based on incorrect information provided by a GW spokesperson. This year actually marks the 60th anniversary of his address. The article “Gay politicians speak” (Oct. 13, p. 8) […]

GW Briefs

Some dorms may get benches, bike racks University officials will consider installing bike racks and benches outside residence halls as part of the ongoing Residence Hall Renewal Project, but they have not yet decided if the fixtures will be put in place. Nancy Haaga, GW’s director of Auxiliary and Institutional services, said Residential Property Management […]

George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara to headline Commencement

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara will speak at the May 21 Commencement ceremony, the University announced Friday. “President and Mrs. Bush represent role models for generations,” University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said in a statement. “Their dedication to public service; their strength as individuals and as a couple; their strong family […]