December 11, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 31

Stories from the December 11, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Smokers’ last night out

It’s a chilly night outside The Big Hunt, a bar near Dupont Circle on Connecticut Ave. Senior Sam Raker is bundled up; he can see his breath when he exhales, and it seems like he is already smoking the cigarette which he will light only after settling down in the warm bar. Inside, with a […]

WEB UPDATE: Children of Bodom

Posted Tuesday, Jan. 9, 8:29 p.m. Friday night European metal bands Gorjia, Amon Amarth, and Children of Bodom demonstrated sheer metal excellence to a sold-out crowd at DC’s 9:30 Club. The gig kicked off with Sanctity, a metal band from North Carolina. Although Sanctity’s guitar rifts and thrash vocal’s somewhat imitated world-famous Trivium, during their […]

Professor’s tenure appeal denied

A faculty committee last week denied the appeal of a tenured engineering professor whom the University has been trying to fire for more than a year. Debabrata Saha, an electrical and computer engineering professor who arrived at GW in 1986, has been the subject of three suspensions and internal proceedings by the administration to revoke […]

What’s the deal with… fair trade coffee?

Fair Trade – you can’t sip a venti mocha latte without hearing this trendy buzzword. As more and more coffee shops around the country begin offering this new type of coffee, some might wonder, what the beans does fair trade really mean? Products, like coffee, which are labeled as fair trade, are certified to meet […]

WEB UPDATE: Hendrix on bass

Posted Tuesday, Jan. 9, 8:48 p.m. An eclectic mix of funk, R&B, gospel, soul, and jazz, packed the walls of the 9:30 club on Friday night as Victor Wooten’s solo show came to town promoting his latest album, “Soul Circus.” Usually a member of the bluegrass/jazz jam band Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Victor Wooten […]

Beer pong bacteria

Every college student who’s ever been involved in a beer pong game knows that it isn’t sanitary. But do you really want to know what kinds of bacteria are swimming around those slimy ping-pong balls and Solo cups? Seniors Aaron Heffner and Ben Morrissey did. Heffner and Morrissey are lab partners in their microbiology class […]

Academic funding distributed to schools

Despite signs last year that academic spending might be cut, the University has continued to secure funding for research programs this year and has set academic research funding as a goal for the future. Funds were allocated to strategic areas in the University this fall, using money from an endowment payout and $1 million that […]

WEB UPDATE: Kaki King and the art of contradiction

Posted Tuesday, Jan. 9, 8:56 p.m. Haven’t we all heard this before? An acoustic guitarist with incredible skill, an innovative style, and virtuosic musical ability…sounds like the same old story. Well, this time, it’s not. After two solo-acoustic albums (one with Velour Records, the second with Sony Records), Kaki King is back for another go-round […]

Local leaders optimistic of relations with GW after Knapp pick

Some community leaders said they believe GW’s incoming president may help repair relations between GW and the Foggy Bottom community. D.C. Councilmember for Ward 2, Jack Evans, said he has not yet met Knapp but looked forward to working on improving town-gown relations. Ward 2 includes Foggy Bottom, which has been the site of ongoing […]

Young Alumni Network kicks off

A new program launched last week is making a push to keep young alumni involved at GW. Last Wednesday, about 200 people attended the kickoff event for the Young Alumni Network, sponsored by GW’s Alumni Association. The initiative plans to inform recent alumni in D.C. and surrounding areas about how they can continue to be […]