September 21, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 10

Stories from the September 21, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus Calendar

Thursday PROGRESSIVE STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR Check out these groups and get involved in progressive causes on campus. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kogan Plaza Sponsored by GW College Democrats FALL FILM SERIES: AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH Catch a free showing of the movie that has created a buzz about the environment. 7 to 10 p.m. Marvin […]

“Confetti” mockuments excesses of wedding culture

The best way to describe “Confetti” (Fox Searchlight) would be to say that it’s a romantic comedy directed by Christopher Guest (“This Is Spinal Tap,” “Best in Show,” etc.) – except that Guest isn’t directing it at all. Filling in is a Brit by the name of Debbie Isitt, a writer and director new to […]

GW Briefs

Thorpe nominates junior for SA Court Junior Ryan Sullivan will be Student Association President Lamar Thorpe’s first nominee for the Student Court, the SA executive said at a special address Tuesday night in the organization’s office. Chosen by Thorpe from a field of seven candidates, Sullivan served on last year’s Joint Elections Committee, the organization […]

Pink Martini brings eclectic sounds to Lisner

A band with a name like “Pink Martini” might initially conjure up images of smoky, dimly lit piano bars where customers gather for dreamy lounge music and colorful cocktails. While some sounds from this 12-piece, Portland, Ore.-based ensemble may lend themselves to these associations, many fans would insist that the lounge element is only one […]

Greek Briefs

Tau Kappa Epsilon wins “Top Teke” Award The Tau Kappa Epsilon national organization chose GW’s chapter of the fraternity as winner of the “Top Teke Award,” the most prestigious honor a chapter can receive. The fraternity’s national organization evaluates the excellence of each chapter on standards like fundraising, philanthropy, academics, extra curricular involvement and community […]


An article in the Sept. 14 issue (“For some, extra classes isn’t overbooking,” p. 1) erroneously reported that 15 credits is required to achieve full-time student status. Only 12 credits are needed for a student to be considered full-time.

WEB EXTRA: No Safe Haven: Film explores disconnect between beautiful scenery and dastardly deeds in the Cayman Islands

“Whatever your haven is, it’s your responsibility to protect it,” says director Frankie Flowers. With the release of “Haven” in theaters this week, Flowers hits a jackpot in his first major full-length film. Shot entirely in the West Indies’ Cayman Islands, the movie’s gorgeous, tranquil setting proves to be anything but a haven for corrupt […]

Clayton M. McCleskey: Dorm newspapers are essential

Earlier this month, GW administrators made the decision to yank free copies of The New York Times, the Washington Post and USA Today from dorm news racks. Associate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Johnnie Osborne told the Hatchet that students have many other avenues for newspaper readership and the elimination of the GW Reads […]

Task Force on Advancement holds forums to debate GW’s mission

Members of GW’s highest oversight body solicited student, faculty and staff opinion in two forums in an effort to gain feedback about the University’s academic and strategic plans for the next two decades. Discussions focused on the search for a new University President and what attracted students and faculty to Foggy Bottom. The Board of […]