April 14, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 57

Stories from the April 14, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Editorial: Good first step

The University recently extended self-governance to both the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Association. This new structure will allow the Greek-letter community to police itself on big-picture issues such as hazing. Fraternity and sorority leaders have welcomed the change from the former structure, which left all decisions in the hands of Student Judicial Services. The […]

Column: Why I switched parties

When the time came for me to register with a political party in early 2000, I was presented with a difficult choice. As a member of the minority of the American political spectrum, the center, I could choose either party and find parts of the platform unpalatable. After some thought, I chose the Republican Party, […]

Column: Toward a greener GW

For GW students, springtime exposes the blatant lack of “green space” on campus. Before I came to the East Coast, spring, summer, winter and fall didn’t mean anything drastically different. However, in my two years of exodus from the land of the eternal summer, California, more important than a change in temperature is that spring […]

The Fiery Furnaces: Putting on the heat

Interesting, but random – this is a good way to describe many of the Fiery Furnaces’ songs, which involve pirates, Spain and of course, blueberries. When asked where the inspiration for such offbeat material comes from, guitarist Matt Friedburger recently told The Hatchet, “I just think of silly things, whatever will sound funny coming out […]

Buzzing in your ears: Muse to blast through College Park

Anyone who’s been to a live Muse show knows the sensation – the second encore is over, the band walks off stage and all of a sudden your ears are filled with a persistent, near-deafening ring. Muse drummer Dominic Howard knows the sound quite well. With three recent tours under his belt, he explained to […]

North Carolina State professor vying for top SMPA post

University officials will select between Robert Entman, a professor of communications at North Carolina State University, and media personality Marvin Kalb in their search for School of Media and Public Affairs director, according to a source with knowledge of the search. The author of several books on mass media, Entman referred all comments on his […]

Additional speakers to join Rooney on Commencement stage

Additional speakers will join CBS correspondent and keynote speaker Andy Rooney on stage to address graduates at the May 22 Commencement ceremony on The Ellipse. University officials declined to name the speakers, saying they will wait until next week when President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg returns from an overseas trip to Paris. “We just want to […]

A free-for-all?

When a friend from high school introduced junior Brian Weiss to the Web site freeipods.com, he was doubtful about being able to score free stuff. “I said that there was no way this could work. I was skeptical of this for years,” Weiss said. “I decided I wanted to prove myself wrong, to see if […]