February 23, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 44

Stories from the February 23, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Jason Vines: Cut out Electoral College

I believe a new presidential electoral system is in order. We need something that rewards candidates who have bold ideas, while drawing more voters into the process as well. Therefore, I recommend we emulate the French. Hear me out! The French have an excellent method by which to elect their president. It is a two-stage […]

Staff Editorial: Come clean on Darfur

After three Hatchet inquiries and pressure from GW Students Taking Action Now: Darfur, University administrators continue to claim that they are unsure as to whether GW holds investments in the Sudan that may indirectly fund genocide in its western region of Darfur. The fact that administrators still claim ignorance about their own investments – regardless […]

WEB EXTRA: Grassroots group discusses Hamas’ effect on Israeli-Palestinian relations

OneVoice, a Middle Eastern-based grassroots organization advocating for Arab-Israeli peace, made a stop at GW Wednesday night to discuss the possibility of a violence-free future in the region in the wake of Hamas’ victory in Palestinian elections last month. The organization, which promotes moderate, non-violent methods of solving the conflict, has been traveling to college […]

Dada: the art of doing nothing

Dada is nothing. Quite literally, that is – the name for the art movement of the 1920s is a nonsense word in German that means “nothing at all.” And because of this, many of the visitors to the National Gallery’s exhibit “Dada,” which is the first major exploration of the movement, will think nothing of […]

Jeff Mnich: Spice up The Hatchet

At this point, it’s obvious: GW is a very politically-minded school located in the heart of the nation’s capital. And yes, our nationally-decorated student paper provides more political insight than the “Washington Journal” to all our junior Carvilles and O’Reillys. But this being said, is it wrong of me as a student (who is both […]

WEB EXTRA: GW creates Web site to address community concerns

The University’s Office of Foggy Bottom/West End Affairs launched a new version of its neighborhood Web site earlier this month to make it more neighborhood-friendly, officials said. GW created the Web site, www.neighborhood.gwu.edu, a year and a half ago to inform residents about campus development issues and to receive feedback on its plans. The new […]

Stay out of “The Loop”

I’ll admit I’ve been disappointed with Fox’s treatment of its viewers this season, from the abrupt cancellation of the unsolved mystery-drama “Reunion” to the neglect of the brilliant and underappreciated “Arrested Development.” But, as always, spring brings opportunities for a fresh crop of shows that may potentially offer redemption. A few words of advice for […]