February 9, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 40

Stories from the February 9, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

‘Firewall’ goes up in flames

When did Harrison Ford become MacGyver? In Warner Bros. new movie “Firewall,” Harrison Ford takes his iconic tough-guy persona to a ridiculous new level. Ford plays Jack Stanfield, doting husband and father, and senior banking executive. One day Jack thinks he’s meeting with another client, but it turns out to be an elaborate plan orchestrated […]

Calendar

Thursday Spring Film Series: “All the President’s Men” and “Top Gun” 7 p.m. Marvin Center, Third Floor Continental Ballroom Sponsored by Program Board and the GW Call to Serve Campaign Friday Ann Coulter Hear what this popular and controversial conservative figure has to say. 7 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by the College Republicans […]

‘Panther’ makeover

“De dun de duh … de dah .” We all know how the song goes, and of course, without fail the popular song (and cell phone ring tone) was a fixture in the new movie “The Pink Panther.” MGM and Columbia Picture’s newest film is stacked with an all-star cast including Steve Martin as the […]

SA Notes

Senate passes election charter The Student Association Senate passed the new Joint Elections Committee Charter Act at Tuesday night’s meeting in the Marvin Center. The charter establishes the rules that will govern candidates and voters during the spring 2006 election process. The charter aims to rectify many of the problems that were experienced during last […]

Greek Briefs

Max no longer coming to campus Author Tucker Max said he will no longer be appearing on campus this week after the fraternity he was originally scheduled to speak with decided to no longer host him. Max, author of the recent book “I Hope they Serve Beer in Hell,” is a self-described inappropriate drunk. The […]

Corrections

In its Feb. 6 issue The Hatchet misspelled the name of Cheri Griffin (“A ‘divine’ struggle,” p. 3). The Hatchet also erroneously named Griffin the president of the graduate chapter of Zeta Phi Beta. She is actually the third vice president of the undergraduate chapter. The Crime Log in the Feb. 2 issue erroneously reported […]

Staff editorial: We want Georgetown

By calling for a GW-Georgetown basketball matchup in a letter this week, D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans envisions an event that hasn’t occurred since 1982. With Wednesday night’s win against Dayton, the men’s basketball team matched its best start (19-1) in more than 50 years. It is clear that D.C. houses two of the nation’s premier […]

T. Neil Sroka: Science programs need a boost

From the headlines that screamed of the explosive growth of the GW endowment to the little teaser in the upper right-hand corner that celebrated the men’s basketball team’s emergence as a top-10 team in the country, even a casual observer of Monday’s Hatchet front page (Feb. 6) would see an up-and-coming, national research University emerging […]

Team analysis: Colonials are the real deal

That which seemed impossible four years ago has happened. After a scandal involving former coach Tom Penders and two losing seasons under Karl Hobbs, the GW men’s basketball team had a lot to prove coming into 2003-2004. Three years later, the Colonials have tied the best start in program history of 19-1 – a feat […]

Kevan Duve: The plight of UW20

It is encouraging to know that GW is among the many universities concerned about writing and literacy. Whether by looking at studies pointing to decreasing literacy rates among college graduates or by listening to anecdotes told by long-time educators, administrators three years ago correctly realized that the standing writing curriculum needed a beefing-up. In this […]