September 8, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 8

Stories from the September 8, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA Notes

SA helps plan hurricane fundraising events Because Student Association bylaws prohibit it from donating money to charitable organizations, the SA will instead be working with other campus groups to host a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Katrina. On Saturday, executive adviser Will Donovan suggested the SA make a $25,000 donation to the hurricane relief […]


The article “GW may go out to sea” (Sept. 6, p.1) incorrectly identified the Semester at Sea ship as the MV Express. It’s named the MV Explorer. The name of the group operating the ship is the Institute for Shipboard Education, not the Institution for Shipboard Education. The story “Ex-student eyed for 9/11 ties” (Sept. […]

National Mall a haven for drunk students

Starting this fall, a new class of students will partake in a GW ritual: walking down to the monuments in the late evening or early morning, sometimes intoxicated. “You just kind of have to do it within your four years,” sophomore Drew Bono said. Sophomore Andrew Springer said the monuments are usually a good choice […]

Artist of the ear

D.C. makes artist Janet Cardiff paranoid. Or at least that’s what it seems like in her latest exhibition – a guided walk through the Hirshhorn Museum and the National Mall to frenzied sounds of helicopters, a cappella chants and snippets of historic speeches. To take an audio tour, participants must exchange their driver’s license to […]

$5 – $10 – $20

If you have $5 Put it back in your pocket. You won’t need it to go to the Kennedy Center’s Open House, which features more than 30 free performances and activities on Saturday. A parade kicks off the day at 11:30 a.m., followed by free performances from the National Symphony Orchestra, Latin band Del Castillo, […]

Soul-ful solo singer: Mike Doughty

Throughout the 1990s, Soul Coughing went against the popular “less-is-more” stage presence of their mope-rocking contemporaries. Instead, they brought loud, rambunctious and interactive live shows to the concert-going masses. After splitting up, bandleader Mike Doughty continued his crusade on a smaller scale, touring the country with nothing more than an acoustic guitar to accompany his […]

Yawn if you love Othello

A good reason to attend a classic performance, such as Shakespeare’s Othello, is to experience some culture. After all, college students should occasionally expand their weekend festivities beyond drinking Natty Light. Yet, choose wisely – just because a performance has achieved the distinction of “cultured” doesn’t mean it can’t also put you to sleep. The […]

Dot-com businesses provide services

Ever get the late-night munchies? Hate doing laundry? Wouldn’t it be nice to have bottled water delivered directly to your door? The rise of campus businesses started by GW students has landed four dot-com college companies on campus. Soapy Joe’s and Campus Snacks launched four years ago while Varsity Drinks is entering its third year […]

D.C. launches bus service

Forget trying to hail a cab and spending up to $20 to get around. Students interested in traveling to popular destinations in downtown D.C. will have the opportunity to use a new bus system this semester. The D.C. Circulator, a sleek-looking bus that takes its riders to Washington’s premier cultural, shopping, dining and business destinations, […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 9/5 – International House – 9:45 p.m. – case closed A female student stated that a resident on her floor brought drug paraphernalia into her room while she was not home, and then the subject came back to the room numerous times the next day to retrieve his property. University Police was […]