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: 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 […]

Ben Kweller to bring slicker sound to 9:30 Club

Ben Kweller, the indie singer-songwriter, will be performing at what he says is his “favorite venue in America,” the 9:30 Club, Oct. 18. The club is an ideal setting to hear his quirky brand of indie pop. “It’s intimate, yet you feel a definite energy from the crowd,” said Kweller, who is on a national […]

Funger Hall is evacuated after report of smoke

Hundreds of people evacuated Funger Hall Monday afternoon, while the D.C. Fire Department attended to a smoking light fixture. Students in professor James Bailey’s organizational behavior class noticed smoke coming out of a ceiling light in Funger 108 at about 4:30 p.m. After seeing the smoke and smelling an odor, Bailey pulled the fire alarm […]

“Get Your War On” delivers belly-laughs and biting wit

“A couple days after 9/11, I thought, ‘Oh God, I guess I have to start engaging with the world,” David Rees said. The creator of “Get Your War On,” the popular Web-comic turned play now being put on by Rude Mechs at Woolly Mammoth, Rees became a news junkie, subscribing to periodicals of every political […]