September 28, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 12

Stories from the September 28, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

“Jesus Camp” is a scary place

“Jesus Camp” doesn’t try to explain why Evangelical Christians are a millions-strong group. Filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady instead focus on a strange, intense part of this massive movement. The results are frightening, but it’s only a small slice of a morally and politically complicated phenomenon. Ewing and Grady say they set out to […]

The Hold Steady’s American tale

“Certain songs, they get so scratched into our souls,” Craig Finn yawped on the Hold Steady’s “Almost Killed Me.” As if to prove the point, the band followed that stellar debut with the positively epic “Separation Sunday,” a record teeming with stories of depravity and love, sin and redemption It wasn’t an album, it was […]

Yale to post free videos of lectures online

Through a new initiative, the Open Educational Video Lecture Project, Yale intends to make it possible for anyone to have the classroom experience by simply using the Internet. This service will be available for free. Through a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, complete courses, including actual classroom lectures, will be accessible online […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Fall Career Fair Browse through a host of employers for full-time, part-time, co-op and internship positions. 1 to 5 p.m. Marvin Center Continental and Grand Ballrooms Sponsored by the Career Center Consequences of a Nuclear India Join Eliza Matthews, a Fulbright Scholar from the University of Queensland for this discussion on American and Australian […]

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

If you have $5 Pocket it again this week, and head down to the Mall for the annual National Book Festival. Sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by the First Lady, this year’s festival, as always, promises a good time for the bibliophile, with multitudes of writers available to sign books and plenty […]

SA Notes

Sullivan confirmed for Student Association Court The Student Association Senate confirmed junior Ryan Sullivan as the Student Court’s newest judge Tuesday night in the Marvin Center. Last week, SA President Lamar Thorpe, a senior, nominated Sullivan to the court. Within days, Sullivan passed the Rules Committee with a 5-0 vote. “I think Sullivan is a […]

Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

Basketball game policy GW’s first-come, first-serve entry policy will help ensure more equitable access to games. This move is a logical step toward the eventual change to charging students for tickets. Administrators should be careful, however, not to price fans out of a program that still has yet to prove its consistent excellence. Space for […]

Greek Briefs

National Pan-Hel begins intake process The National Pan-Hellenic Council began its annual process to recruit potential new members Tuesday. Founded in 1930 at Howard University, the NPHC, or the Divine Nine as the organization is commonly referred to, is the Greek-letter governing council for historically African American fraternities and sororities. At GW, there are four […]

Diana Kugel: For GW, less is more

This summer, when your mother’s friends asked you where you were headed to college, you probably felt fairly secure that your reply inspired at least some degree of respect. This University has been increasing in quality since its days as a commuter school, and has now become a nationally recognized institution. It seems as if […]