January 18, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 33

Stories from the January 18, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

“The world is really gonna love you”: the Dears’ Murray Lightburn contemplates his place in the universe, New York City

Murray Lightburn enjoys Jay-Z’s new record, the American version of “The Office,” and the food channel, but right now he’s not thinking about that because he’s stuck in traffic. “My car hasn’t moved in ten minutes,” he says. “I’m on my way to Philadelphia, passing by New York off of I-95, and it’s totally blocked, […]

FBI ends pursuit of GW housed Jack Anderson documents

The Federal Bureau of Investigation will no longer be pursuing the documents of late investigative journalist Jack Anderson that are housed at GW. Gelman Library stores the documents that have been under FBI inquiry since last spring, a few months after Anderson passed away in December 2005. FBI officials contacted the Anderson family, and associate […]

WEB EXTRA: A decade in the making: Blue October savors the spotlight

Blue October guitarist CB Hudson has always loved being on stage. Each night on tour, he stands besides his band mates and entertains packed crowds of young music fans. “As a kid, I always saw myself on stage making people smile,” Hudson said. The band may seem like an overnight success to those who just […]

WOW Wingery opens on Marvin Center fifth floor after month of delays

The WOW Caf? and Wingery on the fifth floor of the Marvin Center opened Wednesday after more than four months of delays. WOW is one of two restaurants on campus originally scheduled to open at the beginning of the fall semester, but faced construction and permit setbacks. Carvings – a sandwich and buffet restaurant similar […]

Vote on campus development delayed by Zoning Commision

The fate of GW’s 20-year campus development proposal is still unknown after the D.C. Zoning Commission voted to delay making any decision at a special public meeting Wednesday night. Commissioners discussed concessions the University agreed to make in order to increase building density in the core of campus. The group held five hearings in fall […]

SA President, EVP candidates enter race in smaller field compared to other years

With five weeks until the Student Association general election, four students have declared their candidacy for president. SA presidential candidates include juniors David “Tito” Wilkinson, a promoter for Jumpoff Productions; Casey Pond, director of the SA Dining Services Commission; SA Sen. Marc Abanto (U-At Large); and Michael Ray Huerta, a former Colonial Inauguration cabinet member. […]

Lamar Thorpe: Act wisely, choose wisely

Welcome back and I hope you all enjoyed time with your families while on winter break. As we begin the spring semester I want to reflect on two things: a fulfilling college experience and the upcoming Student Association elections. The hooky specialist extraordinaire Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop […]

University, union ready to begin negotiations

University administrators and adjunct faculty union leaders will soon begin collective bargaining negotiations after an almost three-year legal fight ended last month. The University has decided not to further appeal a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals to allow a vote to create an adjunct faculty union. A preliminary meeting is set for this […]

Molly Gannon: Keep facilities open for students, community

While on campus sporadically over winter break, I wasn’t surprised to find that Foggy Bottom was eerily quiet, a virtual ghost town compared to its usual bustle when students are not on break. I understand that the University, its students and its staff take up much of Foggy Bottom, but the lack of students did […]

Inside their minds: Psychologist profiles world leaders

The body of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was not yet cold after his Dec. 30 execution, and professor Jerrold Post was already speaking with seven media outlets and being lined up for interviews the following day. This is nothing new for Post, a former CIA profiler of 21 years, who studied some of the […]