October 13, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 18

Stories from the October 13, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Professor describes influence of blogs

Some people call them journalists; others denounce them as partisan fanatics. But whatever they are, professor Henry Farrell said they’re here to stay. Farrell, an assistant professor of political science and international affairs, spoke about the growing influence of Web logs – or blogs – and how they are changing the face of politics in […]

Evans hopes to cleanup prostitution in city

D.C. City Councilmember Jack Evans, whose constituency includes Foggy Bottom, is trying to make the city a place that is not profitable for prostitutes and their pimps by sponsoring legislation to deter practicing and soliciting the trade. Evans’ office cited a recent increase in prostitution in the Logan Circle area, near the Shaw-Howard University Metro […]

Editorial: SJS needs to shed its negative perception

In a bid to improve its image in the eyes of students, the Office of Student Judicial Services recently launched an initiative to reorient itself toward providing services outside its traditional judicial mandate. In unveiling its new mediation service – a program that serves students living both on and off campus – SJS hopes to […]

Gay politicians discuss careers at Out Crowd event

Three openly gay local politicians discussed how their sexual orientation has affected their political careers in a panel discussion on campus Tuesday. The forum, called “Legislating Out Loud,” was held in the Marvin Center and sponsored by The Out Crowd, GW’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender student organization, as part of its celebration of gay […]

Tyler Hahn: Harriet who?

Upon hearing that there were two vacancies at the Supreme Court, I couldn’t help but diabolically tap the tips of my fingers together, and let out a bellowing, contemptuous laugh at the sure to be ill-fated Roe v. Wade and other legal monstrosities that our high court has handed down over the years. It was […]

Jennifer Nedeau: A delicate academic balance

Adding a sub-heading to GW’s name, such as “Vocational School for the West Wing Wannabes, 2040 Presidential Candidates or Future Replacements Once Judy Woodruff Gets Too Old for TV” might help communicate a more honest description of what GW is: a trade school for political and media junkies. The obvious perk of going to GW […]

Psychotic cartoon characters are cute as a button

The adorable animals of the cartoon “Happy Tree Friends,” like many of their animated predecessors, do not have coherent dialogue. This suits the artistic vision of the show’s creator, Kenn Navarro. “It would be as wrong as when Tom and Jerry spoke in their movie,” he said. And really, it’s about what characters do – […]

Letters to the Editor

No contract In the October 3, 2005 article in The Hatchet about my decision to withdraw from teaching this semester from the Elliott School of International Affairs (“Prof. quits over pay,” p. 3) Tracy Schario, director of GWU media relations, made a false statement. She alleges that I “signed a contract to teach a class […]

A gold digger is ‘Born’

My friend was thoroughly impressed when I explained to her that it’s really no big deal for me to spend $25 on dinner at Zed’s Ethiopian Restaurant in Georgetown; $5 on a single box of Cheerios from District Market; $10 as a donation to the “Bum on Virginia Avenue”; and $200,000 on college tuition. Actually, […]

Howard Marshall: Concerning The Hatchet’s Oct. 10 issue

Readers may have had a hard time navigating the Oct. 10 edition of The Hatchet. During the printing process, some of the issue’s pages were inadvertently printed out of order. Any mistakes are normally caught in the proofing stage. The company that prints The Hatchet was unable to explain how the mistake occurred. Southern Maryland […]