April 20, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 58

Stories from the April 20, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA Notes

Senate meeting postponed one week The first meeting of next year’s Student Association Senate did not occur Tuesday night as originally planned, due to a longer-than-expected certification process of election winners. In order for election results to be certified, they must be transferred to and approved by the Joint Elections Committee, Student Activities Center, the […]

Greek Briefs

Interfraternity Council to vote on expansion The Interfraternity Council, which oversees the campus’ 13 male Greek-letter organizations, will be voting next week on when it will welcome Kappa Alpha Order. In October the IFC voted to expand by adding two new organizations, Sigma Chi and Kappa Alpha Order. Sigma Chi has already established a chapter […]

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

If you have $5 You’ve lived in D.C. all year – or maybe for four years – but you’ve maybe only gotten to know a couple of the neighborhoods surrounding Foggy Bottom. WalkingTown D.C. offers free tours of D.C.’s lesser-known hotspots, such as Brookland, Kenilworth and Shaw. For schedules, visit www.culturaltourismdc.org. If you have $10 […]

Staff Editorial: Be constructive, not obstructive

Our View: Attempts to stall Square 54 plans undermine residents’ credibility The Foggy Bottom Association, backed by two other citizens’ groups, is threatening to file for an injunction on the development of the old hospital site at Square 54. While the FBA is protesting a technicality in the hearing process, its real complaint is with […]

Musician KT Tunstall: The right side of 25

KT Tunstall’s Scottish brogue is disappointingly easy to understand. Moreover, she is thoughtful and articulate. Nothing like the bad behavior we’ve come to expect from those crazy United Kingdom-based singer-songwriters. Drugs and debauchery, sure. Black horses and cherry trees? Not so much. But Tunstall’s debut album, Eye To The Telescope (Virgin), gives listeners just that […]

Tim Kaldas: Don’t sweat over Iran

Concerns and tension over Iran’s nuclear capacity appear to be escalating. Seymour Hersh’s latest article in The New Yorker suggested that the United States was considering nuclear options against that country, and Iran has announced that it has successfully enriched uranium. But if the news is de-sensationalized, then one can see that little is likely […]

Calendar

Thursday “Chronicles of Cousin Jeff” Discussion featuring Jeffery Johnson, host and producer of the BET show. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Services Center and GW Black Alumni Association APIA Townhall Meeting Discussion and Q-and-A on what matters to the Asian community in conjunction with Asian Pacific Islander […]

Jaclyn Schiff: Apartheid does not apply

Approximately two weeks ago on Palestinian Land Day, GW became the launch site for a divest-from-Israel campaign. Third-year law student Fadi Kiblawi and Arab-American News columnist Will Youmans announced plans to ask University administrators to discontinue business ties with companies doing business in Israel. Like many others, I want a pragmatic and peaceful resolution to […]

Letters to the Editor

No more music On March 30, I received an email from the music listserv declaring “beginning instrumental or vocal instruction will no longer be offered, either as studio or as class instruction.” I must say that I’m appalled. In the past couple of years the music department has been a hotbed of activity for the […]

Prof. Maida Withers presents ‘Thresholds Crossed’

Think of an older woman whose hair is graying and whose life experiences show in the creases of her skin. Now think of that woman in a dance leotard, devoid of her social confines. This woman dances for five hours a day, flies around the world, meets with foreign artists and goes to bed well […]