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.

Editorial: More community, less facilitating

At GW, the students tasked with keeping order in the residence halls forego the traditional title of residential advisor in favor of a name with an even friendlier connotation – community facilitator. Theoretically, the job of a CF would be to build community within University residence halls. In practice, however, CFs are at best a […]

Column: A true victory

The Gaza withdrawal has been a positive step toward the liberation of the occupied territories and the creation of a Palestinian state. Yet, some commentators in the media have complained of Palestinian celebrations and descriptions of the withdrawal as a victory. These complaints seem untenable and tend to follow the line of blaming Palestinians for […]

Column: Bricks and mortar

Ever since the new GW Hospital was built, administrators have engaged in much hand-wringing over the future of the old hospital site – land known as “Square 54.” University officials promised a slow and deliberative planning process, one that could take up to a decade. They said that since Square 54 was one of the […]

Column: Greek-letter life: priceless

You’ve chosen to come to GW, and it’s expensive. So why would you pay another couple hundred dollars a semester to go Greek? College only lasts for four years and it goes by fast; decisions have to be made quickly. If you are trying to maximize your college experience, going Greek provides you the most […]

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 […]