April 6, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 54

Stories from the April 6, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The sound of The Sounds

ABBA, Ace of Base, The Cardigans. Many Swedish bands can be pigeon-holed into the genre of kitschy Swede-pop with relative ease and accuracy. Not all of them, though. The country’s latest export, The Sounds, have taken the derivative synth-pop of their 1980’s counterparts and infused it with a decidedly American punk appeal. They win the […]

Hip-hop hit-maker

As May quickly approaches for graduating seniors, some are still asking the big question: what do you do after college? Many students get jobs on Capitol Hill or go on to graduate school. But 2004 School of Business graduate Gabe Smiles decided to take a job on K Street at a litigation support company (or […]

Concert Calendar

4/7 – Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers w/ Kenin, 9:30 Club, $15 The Influence, Grog & Tankard, $10 (Live at WRGW 2-4 p.m.) 4/8 – The Derek Trucks Band, 9:30 Club, $20 Talib Kweli, University Yard, FREE Downtown Singapore – WRGW Studio (listen on-air) 4/9 – Matisyahu, Smith Center, $16 on GWorld Neko Case, 9:30 […]

Faculty has mixed reaction to SJT’s resignation

The announcement of President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s 2007 retirement drew mixed reactions from faculty, who have differing opinions on the way he has pushed his initiatives. Professors cited Trachtenberg’s academic transformation of GW as perhaps the most positive aspect of his legacy. He is credited with helping the University earn a national and international reputation. […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5 Got a secret? Frank Warren has thousands of them. He’s the curator of the PostSecret project, an artistic endeavor in which he elicited secrets from ordinary citizens all over the world on postcards. Now he’s bound the secrets into a book, “PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives,” which he’ll be signing […]

SJT goals still on track

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s announcement of retirement Tuesday means he will step down before some of his major goals are accomplished. Three of Trachtenberg’s major goals include getting the endowment to pass the billion-dollar mark, embarking on a 20-year campus development plan and creating a degree-seeking language translation program. Vice President for Advancement Laurel […]

Unlucky Number ‘Slevin’

Quentin Tarantino has ruined the cinema. Yes, with his wildly popular 1994 crime opus “Pulp Fiction” he blew open the floodgates for independent filmmakers in the mid-90s and jump-started an otherwise torpid American film market. But as with all messiahs and revolutionaries, the great leader brought with him lesser followers – filmmakers satisfied only to […]

Former geography professor dies

Former GW geography professor Thomas Abercrombie, 75, died Monday afternoon after being in a coma because of a blood clot. The clot developed in Abercrombie’s lung after he had open-heart surgery in mid-March. Abercrombie taught geography of the Middle East for four years, but he hadn’t taught for the past few years, Geography Department Interim […]

Trachtenberg to leave presidency in July 2007 after 19-year tenure

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, the erudite Brooklynite who has left his imprint on every facet of The George Washington University, announced Tuesday night his retirement effective July 2007, when his contract expires. By that time he will have been president for 19 years, making him the third-longest-serving leader in the University’s history. “I just felt like […]