September 21, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 10

Stories from the September 21, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB UPDATE: Pakistani president speaks in Marvin Center

Posted Friday, Sept. 22, 7:15 p.m. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf dodged the topic of Sept. 11 at his speech on Pakistan’s development in the Marvin Center’s Betts Theatre Friday afternoon. Musharraf’s speech comes a day after the report of a soon-to-air CBS program in which he alleged the U.S. threatened to bomb his country if […]

Soft Complex consolidate local musical flavors

When five seasoned veterans of the D.C. music scene get together to collaborate, it could easily turn into a creative nightmare. However, the nightmare never came to fruition as Chris Connelly got together with Shane German (formerly of Trixie Delicious), Rich Dejong (formerly of Phaser), Mike Harbin (formerly of Burning Airlines) and Alexia Kauffman (of […]

Madeleine Albright criticizes Bush, war on terror

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright criticized President George W. Bush’s handling of the war on terror in a speech at Georgetown University Monday night. Albright was the guest of honor at the fourth annual Snowdon Lecture, a speech by a public figure addressing the intersection of faith and social justice in the world. In […]

The Bar Belle: The Magic Gourd

Magic Gourd Restaurant Columbia Plaza 528 23 St., N.W. Perhaps, while on your way to purchase a few wine coolers for your fraternity-house shindig, or while idly following the scent of that vile temptress that is SizzEx, you have spied the Magic Gourd Restaurant. Perhaps, on a whim, you have wandered in beneath its neon […]

Diddy promotes new album at D.C. public school

Hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs promoted his new album “Press Play” Wednesday in a Northwest D.C. public school. Combs, formerly known as “Puff Daddy,” “Puffy” and “P. Diddy,” spoke to students at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Combs, who referred to the school as “Diddy High,” offered advice to the students about continuing […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday PROGRESSIVE STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR Check out these groups and get involved in progressive causes on campus. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kogan Plaza Sponsored by GW College Democrats FALL FILM SERIES: AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH Catch a free showing of the movie that has created a buzz about the environment. 7 to 10 p.m. Marvin […]

“Confetti” mockuments excesses of wedding culture

The best way to describe “Confetti” (Fox Searchlight) would be to say that it’s a romantic comedy directed by Christopher Guest (“This Is Spinal Tap,” “Best in Show,” etc.) – except that Guest isn’t directing it at all. Filling in is a Brit by the name of Debbie Isitt, a writer and director new to […]

GW Briefs

Thorpe nominates junior for SA Court Junior Ryan Sullivan will be Student Association President Lamar Thorpe’s first nominee for the Student Court, the SA executive said at a special address Tuesday night in the organization’s office. Chosen by Thorpe from a field of seven candidates, Sullivan served on last year’s Joint Elections Committee, the organization […]

Pink Martini brings eclectic sounds to Lisner

A band with a name like “Pink Martini” might initially conjure up images of smoky, dimly lit piano bars where customers gather for dreamy lounge music and colorful cocktails. While some sounds from this 12-piece, Portland, Ore.-based ensemble may lend themselves to these associations, many fans would insist that the lounge element is only one […]

Greek Briefs

Tau Kappa Epsilon wins “Top Teke” Award The Tau Kappa Epsilon national organization chose GW’s chapter of the fraternity as winner of the “Top Teke Award,” the most prestigious honor a chapter can receive. The fraternity’s national organization evaluates the excellence of each chapter on standards like fundraising, philanthropy, academics, extra curricular involvement and community […]