December 1, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 30

Stories from the December 1, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Bohemian rhapsody: “Rent,” the movie

As a modern rock opera appearing on Broadway, Jonathan Larson’s Rent sets such contemporary issues as AIDS, poverty, sexual orientation and relationships against the background of eight struggling “bohemians” in New York’s East Village. It also addresses questions we all ask ourselves, such as “What am I doing with my life?” and “Who do I […]

GW’s poster boy: Will Alexander is a ubiquitous presence on campus

Six years running, second-year graduate student Will Alexander has never paid a dime of tuition to GW. Alexander, who graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, received four years of free tuition through a GW scholarship for D.C. high school students. Now, as a presidential administrative fellow, he’s earning an MBA – […]

Quigley’s to host Tonic bistro

GW will house an American-style bistro in the vacant Quigley’s building at 21st and G streets after concluding an extensive search for a vendor, University officials announced Tuesday night. The bistro, called TONIC Restaurant, will be based off another TONIC located in Mount Pleasant in Northwest D.C. GW alumnus Jeremy Pollok, a co-founder of the […]

Sci-fi femme: Charlize Theron talks about ‘Aeon Flux’

The edgy MTV cartoon “Aeon Flux” was known for its hyper-stylized setting and its eponymous character, whose outfit left little to the imagination. The show amassed a cult following, and the studio began planning for a movie. Finally, after years in development hell, the show was adapted into a live-action movie, with the main character […]

GW professor named D.C.’s best

Matthew O’Gara, a GW lecturer in the University Honors Program and the Elliott School of International Affairs, was named the 2005 District of Columbia Professor of the Year last month. “It’s rather humbling to win an award of this magnitude, especially given that GW is full of excellent teachers and many could have (been) selected […]

WEB EXTRA: University makes changes to harassment policy

The University has finalized a sexual harassment policy after nearly five years of having an interim document in place. Susan Kaplan, associate vice president of human recourses, said the new policy resolves unclear procedures and ambiguous sections from the interim policy but contains no major changes. “Frankly what is most important to us is the […]

TLC looking for GW students for reality show

The Learning Channel is seeking GW students to take part in a reality show called “Ultimate Blunders” featuring students’ most embarrassing moments. The channel is coming to the District in January to film the show. The show is a 10-part series that will be broadcast over the summer. Associate producer Melissa Mayne, whose production company […]

Letters to the editor

Start a revolution While reading “2006 should be the Student Association’s 1776” (Nov. 21, p. 4), I felt an eerie sense of d?j? vu. As an idealistic freshman I became involved with the SA, working primarily on the GW Votes campaign. While in the SA I came to realize the extent to which the Student […]

Timothy Kaldas Integrity, values don’t mix with torture

When George Bush ran for president in 2000, he promised to restore values and integrity to the White House. He would end the lies and be honest and straightforward with the American people. This pledge was the first of many lies that would follow. The most recent set of lies emanating from this administration have […]

Energy crisis: Oily conspiracies fuel “Syriana”

In 2000, “Traffic” exposed the war against drugs as naive and hopelessly compromised. Now, the makers of “Traffic” are trying to accomplish the same feat with “Syriana,” a panoramic view of Middle East politics and the oil industry. Syriana is a term the CIA uses to refer to any Middle East hotspot, and “Syriana” tries […]