September 14, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 8

Stories from the September 14, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Jewish security consultant speaks on travels

An expert on Central Asian conflict spoke about his travels in the region and reactions to his observant Judaism in predominantly Muslim countries during a speech in the Marvin Center Monday night. Elie Krakowski discussed his professional work in Pakistan, Iran and other Asian countries as the guest speaker for a kick-off event for Mesorah […]

GW Dems offer alternative club

The national committee of College Republicans named the GW College Republicans the best chapter in the United States last February. The GW College Democrats is one of the largest student organizations on campus. So, why did senior Arman Tarzi, founder of the GW Democrats, decide last June that he should form another political student organization? […]

WEB EXTRA: D.C. to host jazz piano competition

This weekend, Washington, D.C. will be host to the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition and Concert. Named after the prolific jazz musician, this prestigious competition will showcase the talents of a new generation of jazz pianists. The 12 semi-finalists will compete for scholarships and the recognition that comes with winning this internationally celebrated award. […]

Staff Editorial: Respect hall safety

During one of this semester’s first unannounced health and safety inspections, a University staff member walks through a junior’s room. The staffer spots a halogen lamp – a potential fire-hazard that is prohibited in residence halls – confiscates the item and leaves the student with nothing but a slip informing her that the lamp is […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 9/4 – Dakota Hall – 10:34 p.m. – case closed The University Police Department received a report of a suspicious odor in Dakota Hall. After officers responded to the scene, they contacted the community director, who conducted an administrative search of the room. All five people in the room were GW students. […]

The Griffins Come to GW

In envisioning a speech to a class of graduating Harvard students, it’s not unlikely for one to picture a sea of bookish co-eds listening to a scholar or prominent alum sound off on the triumph of personal success. Speaking at Harvard’s class day last June was a different brand of scholar, offering ready sarcasm and […]

“Red Light” illuminates deceptions

With mouths hanging open, audience members from “Red Light Winter” exit the Studio Theatre, shocked to speechlessness. A story that centers around the relationship of two college friends, “Red Light Winter” by Adam Rapp undresses human relationships, leaving the characters naked, in more ways than one. Rapp’s piece was crafted to highlight the friendship between […]

“The Black Dahlia” is a cheap bouquet

Loosely based on a true story, “The Black Dahlia” is adapted from a book by James Ellroy, most famous for “L.A. Confidential,” and directed by Brian De Palma, most famous for “Scarface.” The awkward marriage of the two will satisfy fans of neither. Pugilists-turned-policemen Leland “Lee” Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) and Dwight “Bucky” Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) […]

Two women, one problem

Attending “In the Continuum” at the Woolly Mammoth Theater is the best thing you can do to treat yourself to a night of theater while exposing yourself to a realistic, yet gentle, depiction of contemporary women suffering from HIV/AIDS. The play follows two women, one living in Zimbabwe (Danai Gurira), and another in LA (Nikkole […]