May 4, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 62

Stories from the May 4, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

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

If you have $5 Emocappella, GW’s favorite whiny-punk-rock-imitating a cappella group is back with a new CD, “Is it in yet?” Head over to the Betts Theater in the Marvin Center at 6 p.m. today for the group’s CD release party, where they’ll perform a free concert featuring all your favorites, like Tenacious D’s “Fuck […]

Justin Zorn: The case for Sudan divestment

In April 17th’s edition of The Hatchet, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz responded to pressures to divest from countries with economic ties to Sudan with a reasonable question: “Where do you draw the line?” More than 900 student petitioners and a growing list of student organizations have a reasonable answer to this question: […]

Officials, activists finding the unfed in the nation’s capital

Child hunger in the United States is not like it is in poor countries. Instead of the familiar television images of extended bellies and painfully frail arms, child hunger “very often means under-nutrition and very often it can coexist with obesity,” said Kimberly Perry, director of D.C. Hunger Solutions. While child hunger in Washington, D.C. […]

WEB EXTRA: The Strokes lacks luster in recent D.C. concert

It may be somewhat difficult to believe now, but at one point, The Strokes were considered rock music’s saviors. It’s a fact that has become even more unfathomable now. New York City’s most admired and privileged sons appeared to have reached a plateau after the release of their highly-anticipated second album in 2003, “Room on […]

Phish bait: Umphrey’s McGee to play 9:30 Club

People often say that if King Crimson and Frank Zappa had a baby, it would be Umphrey’s McGee. Umphrey’s bass player, Ryan Stasik, disagrees. “If Patrick Swayze and David Hasselhoff had a baby, we might be their offspring,” Stasik said. It’s that sense of humor that has helped fuel Umphrey’s McGee’s ascent from being a […]

WEB UPDATE: Kofi Annan receives honorary degree from GW

The United Nations’ top diplomat Kofi Annan stressed the importance of a global democracy and the need for a greater U.S. role in solving international problems in a speech Friday. Annan, who is in his ninth year as secretary general of the 191-nation body, received an honorary degree at the event. “I see no hope […]

GW mulls e-mail quota

GW is exploring options to increase the University-provided e-mail quota size as many students are abandoning Colonial Mail in favor of other free online e-mail services that offer larger amounts of memory storage. The University’s e-mail system allows 20 megabytes of storage for students and 50 megabytes for faculty and staff, whereas free online accounts […]

Grad produces mockumentary

Sure, GW has the Elliott School for International Affairs and a massive political science department pumping out government employees by the dozen. What about the other departments? Darren Goldberg, a partner at 7th Floor Productions in Manhattan and a graduate of the Electronic Media program, is distributing his newest film, “Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story.” […]

All the Gore-y details

“I used to be the next president of the United States,” Al Gore introduces himself to audiences in “An Inconvenient Truth,” a documentary that sheds light on the dangers of global warming. Though president he’s not, the self-described “recovering politician” is now doing something that the pressures and constraints of the nation’s highest office would, […]

Museum masterworks

How does one critique a museum exhibition with “Masterworks” in the title? What am I supposed to say about some of the most recognizable images in the history of art? Or how about the names like Degas, van Gogh, Monet and Picasso? Not much. Fortunately, they speak for themselves. The Phillips Collection has finally brought […]