October 12, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 16

Stories from the October 12, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB EXTRA: Prof helps record Hurricane Katrina aftermath

While Congress debates the policy implications of Hurricane Katrina, a professor is exploring what the media can do to avoid a situation like the Gulf Coast disaster. This past spring, 20 experts in the fields of journalism, disaster prevention and homeland security met to discuss the holes within the system of distributing information among the […]

Weather can’t stop Duke Ellington Jazz Festival

The second annual Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, which took place from Oct. 4 through 8, was supposed to climax with a free performance on the National Mall that would have included performances by Poncho Sanchez, Dr. John, John Scofield and Mavis Staples. But with rain and wind in the forecast, these acts were moved to […]

WEB UPDATE: Chairman of Board of Trustees to step down in June

Chairman of the Board of Trustees Charles Manatt announced today at a meeting of the body that he will step down from his position when his term expires in June. Manatt has served as a member of GW’s highest governing body since 1980 and has been chairman for six years. An election within the Board […]

WEB EXTRA: Mo Rocca: ignore the suburbs, load up on coffee

Mo Rocca, well known for his work on shows such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Larry King Live, and VH1’s “I love.” series was recently in Bethesda, MD in a show called “Satire in an Absurd World,” performed at the historic 6th and I synagogue. Rocca, who […]

For all the sex, “Shortbus” is surprisingly tame

In “Shortbus,” strangers meet at an underground salon to fulfill their sexual fantasies, and director John Cameron Mitchell faithfully records these encounters in all their graphic, non-simulated, unobstructed glory. Sounds obscene, doesn’t it? Surprisingly, “Shortbus” – for all its onscreen lewdness – is strangely tame. Mitchell became famous (“a star of stage and screen,” as […]

New spirit event to replace Colonials Invasion

A pep event that will replace Colonials Invasion will take place Nov. 8 in Kogan Plaza, a GW official said. Nicole Maccione-Early, the director of the spirit program, said many of the details are not finalized, but a preseason celebratory event will take place in the evening and will include members of the GW men’s […]

Jeffrey Lewis: Jack of All Trades

I was thinking this on the L train, intent on bursting my own bubble How long should an artist struggle before it isn’t worth the hassle And admit we aren’t fit to be the ones inside the castle This quest for greatness (or at least hipness) just a scam and too much trouble But then […]

Prof helps develop ground breaking genome microscope

As a young boy, Akos Vertes was hooked on science. An elementary school classmate in communist Hungary told him that hydrochloric acid could dissolve iron. This simple experiment began a lifelong passion for scientific learning. Today Vertes is working on a slightly larger experiment – one that may revolutionize the way scientists study and treat […]

State Department official discusses polio

U.S. Undersecretary of Democracy and Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky stressed the United States’ role in the ongoing international effort to eradicate polio in a speech Tuesday. Dobriansky’s address in the Jack Morton Auditorium, the first event in the Elliott School’s Distinguished Women in International Affairs speaker series, stressed the importance of foreign policy to the […]