October 19, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 18

Stories from the October 19, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Juliet Moser: In praise of GCRs

General curriculum requirements. C’mon folks, they’re not that bad. At least you can rest assured that everyone else has to do them, too. As for me, I’m actually a fan of GCRs and think that we should have more of them here at GW. After you put away the pitchforks and douse the flames, I […]

Univ. prepares for more than 5,000 relatives, alumni at Colonials Weekend

The University is making final preparations for thousands of families and alumni to descend on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses this weekend. University officials said they expect about 1,000 alumni and up to 4,500 family members at this year’s Colonials Weekend, which lasts from Friday until Sunday. Organizers of alumni events said they […]

Dormroom Awards: mtvU Woodies give you the choice

As a music snob, I’m tempted to dismiss anything MTV does as another marketing ploy to sell bad music to pre-teens and scenesters who don’t know any better, but I stand corrected. On Nov. 2, MTV-U, a channel exclusively for college students, will premiere this year’s MTV-U Woodie Awards. Like MTV-U itself, college students across […]

Matthew Brokman: Take a stronger stance against State Plaza Hotel

Last August, the State Plaza Hotel was found guilty of coercing employees to oppose its workers’ unionization attempt. Court documents showed that hotel management fired the employee who was leading the unionization fight and delayed negotiations to break up the union. These actions were taking place in a hotel where several GW students’ parents are […]

GW learning just across the river

“What’s that?” said 40-year-old graduate student Dennis Comer when asked about his thoughts on Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. Comer is working toward a master’s degree in publishing and takes classes at GW’s Alexandria campus, a learning center with seven classrooms located in a Virginia shopping center. Far from living the life of an average Foggy Bottom […]

Bar Belle: Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe 1517 Connecticut Ave. N.W. Fall of senior year is upon us, and last year’s rush of piss-drunk 21st birthdays has slowed to a sad, sober trickle. But last Sunday, a friend drove down all the way from Massachusetts to party in the District on her last night of fun before she […]

Letters to the Editor

We can understand the Gallaudet issue Why is it “unlikely” that elected student leaders at our University, which prides itself on community involvement, political awareness and international outlook, “can fully comprehend the complexities of the standoff at Gallaudet?” (“SA must leave Gallaudet issue alone,” Oct. 16, p. 4). It seems acceptable, even desirable, for us […]

WEB UPDATE: Pro and anti-abortion rights protesters square off near Kogan

Posted Thursday, Oct. 19, 6:35 p.m. Updated Friday, Oct. 20, 6:13 p.m. var uslide_show_id = “0265298f-1095-4b0c-be2b-6a41fb4574ba”;var slideshowwidth = “468”;var linktext = “”; An abortion demonstration broke out on campus Thursday when three anti-abortion organizations came to Foggy Bottom as part of a nationwide tour. Nearly 150 GW abortion rights activists gathered throughout the afternoon to […]

In stores and on sale

John Mayer “Continuum” Columbia Records From the first note of John Mayer’s long-awaited third studio album, “Continuum,” it is clear that Mayer has spent three years expanding his musical style. After a strong showing from his second effort, “Heavier Things,” many believed that Mayer had burned himself out and couldn’t live up to the hype […]