May 4, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 62

Stories from the May 4, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

All the Gore-y details

“I used to be the next president of the United States,” Al Gore introduces himself to audiences in “An Inconvenient Truth,” a documentary that sheds light on the dangers of global warming. Though president he’s not, the self-described “recovering politician” is now doing something that the pressures and constraints of the nation’s highest office would, […]

Museum masterworks

How does one critique a museum exhibition with “Masterworks” in the title? What am I supposed to say about some of the most recognizable images in the history of art? Or how about the names like Degas, van Gogh, Monet and Picasso? Not much. Fortunately, they speak for themselves. The Phillips Collection has finally brought […]

Greek Briefs

Organization raises $5,000 in Fireman’s Challenge The Delta Alpha chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity met its goal and raised more than $5,000 for the Washington Hospital Burn Center at its second annual Fireman’s Challenge last weekend. Each of GW’s eight sororities came out in full force Saturday to participate in a series of […]

It’s a celebration, y’all

NEW ORLEANS – It was like the second half of a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral. After the community has mourned the loss of a loved one and buried the dead, they proudly parade in the streets while dancing to “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Last week, the Big Easy celebrated life after death […]

Adam Conner: A great four years

In my continuing quest to turn this column into a clearinghouse for all things “Snakes on a Plane,” my favorite unreleased movie, I would like to write about a Time magazine article I stumbled across recently. The interview with Samuel L. Jackson, who plays the protagonist in this film that involves hundreds of snakes being […]

Cherry Tree salesman indicted for fraud at 27 D.C. schools

A yearbook salesman who worked with the University was indicted by a federal grand jury late last month for allegedly laundering more than $700,000 from yearbook sales at 27 D.C. and Maryland high schools and colleges – including GW – over a period of five years. Joseph Wenzl, a sales representative from Texas-based Taylor Publishing […]

Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

Lerner purchasing Nationals Businessman Theodore Lerner, a financial donor to GW and a former Board of Trustees member, is the new owner of the Washington Nationals. GW should take advantage of this connection to the team by setting up internships, giving business classes the opportunity for real world experience and facilitating ticket deals. EMeRG ambulance […]

Calendar

Friday 4-Footed Faculty Friends Thanks to the GW faculty, you can play with their beloved dogs as you take a study break. 1 to 2 p.m. Mount Vernon Campus, behind Merriweather Residence Hall Sponsored by Mount Vernon Campus Life Saturday 3rd Annual Culture Shock East Coast Hip Hop Dance Competition Catch this show with some […]

Departing Staffer: Kyle Stoneman: Finding a home

The week before I left home freshman year for Foggy Bottom, I was convinced that I only needed two things: a P.O. box and a job. They were legacies of my childhood. I needed a permanent address and I needed to stay busy. While I had deeper worries about coming to college, somehow, I thought, […]

SA Notes

Senate-elect passes fice nominees The Student Association Senate-elect met for its final official meeting of the year Wednesday night in the Marvin Center to confirm five nominees for SA President-elect Lamar Thorpe’s cabinet. Junior Stephanie Adelman, freshman Andrew Cooper, freshman Richard Fowler, junior Charlie Leizear and sophomore Derek Platt were confirmed to be the vice […]