October 12, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 16

Stories from the October 12, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Ben Kweller to bring slicker sound to 9:30 Club

Ben Kweller, the indie singer-songwriter, will be performing at what he says is his “favorite venue in America,” the 9:30 Club, Oct. 18. The club is an ideal setting to hear his quirky brand of indie pop. “It’s intimate, yet you feel a definite energy from the crowd,” said Kweller, who is on a national […]

Funger Hall is evacuated after report of smoke

Hundreds of people evacuated Funger Hall Monday afternoon, while the D.C. Fire Department attended to a smoking light fixture. Students in professor James Bailey’s organizational behavior class noticed smoke coming out of a ceiling light in Funger 108 at about 4:30 p.m. After seeing the smoke and smelling an odor, Bailey pulled the fire alarm […]

“Get Your War On” delivers belly-laughs and biting wit

“A couple days after 9/11, I thought, ‘Oh God, I guess I have to start engaging with the world,” David Rees said. The creator of “Get Your War On,” the popular Web-comic turned play now being put on by Rude Mechs at Woolly Mammoth, Rees became a news junkie, subscribing to periodicals of every political […]

CDs, CRs debate who better represents Jewish values

The College Democrats and the College Republicans sparred over which political party better embodied Jewish values at a debate at Hillel Wednesday night. GW KOACH, the University’s chapter of a national Jewish student organization affiliated with the conservative movement, invited both groups to discuss human rights, social welfare and support for the state of Israel. […]

TV on the Radio turns up the volume

“Anything in the immediate future that you’re really looking forward to?” “Maybe getting a root canal performed in Los Angeles so I can stop feeling like I’m getting stabbed inside of the head.” Kyp Malone, guitarist and singer for Brooklyn-based TV on the Radio, is somewhere in Colorado, and he is in pain. He won’t […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Fall Film Series Catch a double feature of “Pirates of the Caribbean 2” and “You, Me and Dupree.” 7 p.m.: Pirates of the Caribbean 2 10 p.m.: You, Me and Dupree Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by Program Board Friday Push America Dunk Tank Stop by University Yard and dunk some Greeks! All proceeds […]

After years of uncertainty EMeRG to be fully funded by the University

As the Student Association allocated funds to student organizations Tuesday night, one group was not on the agenda. The University will fund student emergency response group EMeRG this year after years of debate about Student Association allocations for the group. The SA, which doles out money for student organizations, has partially funded the group in […]

WEB EXTRA: The Hyms change their tune

Hymns is the latest in many manifestations of a band that has outlasted puberty, driving school and college seminars. Ever since meeting in the fourth grade, Brian Harding and Jason Roberts have been playing and writing music together. As the two musicians grew (both physically and musically), they often collaborated on ideas, helping each other […]

Greek Briefs

Alpha Delta Pi wins Elizabeth Moselay Coles Award GW’s Alpha Delta Pi Greek-letter organization received the Elizabeth Moseley Coles Award, one of only six that were given out to Alpha Delta Pi chapters nationwide. This award, named in honor of the first president of Alpha Delta Pi after it became a national sorority, is given […]

GW Briefs

On Wednesday a new design for the University’s main homepage was unveiled after a year-long planning process. “A new look for the homepage was basically long overdue,” said Tracy Schario, director of Media Relations. An interdepartmental committee formed in fall 2005 assessed the site and recommended changes, said Deborah Snelgrove, senior executive director and chief […]