March 9, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 48

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

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5 Trying to save up for your jaunt to Cancun Friday? Too cheap to even leave campus? Head over to the Marvin Center Thursday night at 7 or 10 p.m. to see “The Producers,” part of the Program Board’s free spring films series, in the Continental Ballroom. Upcoming screenings after break include […]

Former biology professor dies

Former professor Paul Spiegler, who served as a lab coordinator and taught introductory biology to non-science majors last semester, died of prostate cancer over the weekend. Spiegler, who earned his master’s degree from GW in 1959, has been teaching here ever since, said biology professor Robert Knowlton. Knowlton said Spiegler, who was in his early […]

Letters to the Editor

On serious denial about drugs After reading the article “A way of life: when smoking marijuana is a lifestyle” (March 6, p. 9), I have but few words to say to the two people featured in the article: quite frankly, you are both delusional. To believe you do not have a drug problem is ridiculous […]

Crime Log

Liquor Law Violation 3/4 – Thurston Hall – 9:44 p.m. – case closed A male student entered the building and indicated to University Police officers on duty that he had a knee injury. Officers notified EMeRG and while waiting for them to arrive, the subject told officers that he was involved in an altercation at […]

WEB UPDATE: Faculty Senate to examine athlete admission process

Posted Friday, March 10, 6:23 p.m. The Faculty Senate will look into how GW admits athletes amid reports that at least two men’s basketball players attended academically suspect high schools. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg addressed the checkered academic past of men’s basketball player senior Omar Williams at a meeting of the Faculty Senate Friday, […]

WEB EXTRA: ‘Failure to Launch’ struggles to stay afloat

Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big meet again . well almost. Director Tom Dey would like to believe that hilarity ensues in the boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl comedy “Failure to Launch,” but that’s not always the case. In Paramount Pictures newest film “Failure to Launch,” Trip (Matthew McConaughey), is a handsome, successful, commitment-phobic playboy who is still living […]

A hoodlum with a heart

“Tsotsi,” honored as the best foreign film at Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, brings the theme of redemption to the slums of Johannesburg, South Africa. The title character is a 19-year-old gang leader in one of the largest townships, living day by day, victim to victim. Tsotsi, which in Kwaito, the street language of South Africa, means […]

Student editors mull Muhammad depictions

Students at U.S. universities are speaking out through their school newspapers in response to the international uproar over the Danish editorial cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad, founder of the Islamic religion. A student editor at Harvard University was suspended from the position after printing the highly disputed cartoons. The Harvard Salient ran them with an […]