November 17, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 28

Stories from the November 17, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Athletic director: Mensah-Bonsu OK

After only eight minutes into the GW men’s basketball team’s exhibition against Augusta State on Saturday, senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu hobbled out of the game with an ankle injury. Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said the 6-foot-9 forward was diagnosed with a seemingly harmless sprained ankle and will be out seven to 10 days. Mensah-Bonsu will […]

University to finalize School Without Walls deal ‘any time now’

Following about 10 years of negotiations, GW and the School Without Walls will sign a finalized deal within the next few weeks that solidifies the University’s purchase of the parking lot adjacent to the high school, University officials said. Louis Katz, GW’s executive vice president and treasurer, said in an interview last week that a […]

Classic Comedy: Forbidden Planet performs hit musical Guys and Dolls

The audience of Forbidden Planet’s last production, Rocky Horror Picture Show, came expecting the sacrilegious. Perhaps not so for their most recent, Guys and Dolls. But it fits in with company Artistic Director Roxanne Orkin’s philosophy. “There’s nothing sacred about scripts, we just do what we feel like,” she said. “My take on this production: […]

Behind the Music: Gallery displays photos of rockers in their prime

If you watch as much VH1 as I do, then you are probably familiar with the story involving the members of Led Zeppelin, a red snapper and a groupie. After performing at the 1969 Seattle Pop Festival, John Bonham, Led Zeppelin’s drummer, and Richard Cole, the band’s road manager, caught a red snapper while fishing […]

Man in Black: ‘Walk the Line’ tells the tale of country crooner Cash

“What’s with the black? Looks like you’re going to a funeral.” “Maybe I am.” It’s this bleak attitude that characterizes the self-destructive behavior of the Man in Black in the new film “Walk the Line” (20th Century Fox). Everyone is familiar with Johnny Cash – his black wardrobe, aching songs and steely voice; but what […]

WEB EXTRA: Judy Miller: removing Saddam Hussein was ‘a good thing’

Judy Miller, the former New York Times reporter who has been criticized for articles she wrote in the buildup to the invasion of Iraq, said Monday night that removing Saddam Hussein from power “was a good thing,” and America would have gone to war regardless of her articles. Miller has been criticized for writing articles […]

The Art of Science: Trachtenbergs’ collection of Einstein memorabilia on display

Most people know Albert Einstein as that guy who developed the theory of relativity, or the formula E = mc2. When associating Einstein with the academic world, he is most closely linked to mathematics and physics rather than any right-side-of-the-brain subjects, such as fine arts. “Images and Ideas: Centennial Celebration of Einstein’s Miraculous Year,” an […]