January 25, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 35

Stories from the January 25, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Diana Kugel: Focus on the big issues

College students are notorious for being chronically short on everything from money to time to sleep, but one thing that we never seem to have a shortage of is complaints. As a columnist, I see it as my job to tune in to what’s happening on campus, to what people are saying, be it bad […]

Natural gas smells prompt two unrelated evacuations

The smell of gas caused the evacuation of two separate building complexes on campus early Monday afternoon. At about 1:30 p.m. the fire alarms sounded in Funger Hall and the connecting Duques Hall. About 10 minutes later Ross Hall, which is home to the medical school, was also evacuated due to the smell of gas. […]

Letters to the Editor

Be courteous and quiet for our neighbors One of the great benefits of attending GW is its location in the Foggy Bottom/West End and Foxhall communities. We enjoy numerous cultural activities as well as excellent shopping, restaurants and entertainment opportunities. The University is committed to being a good neighbor in our community. The University Police […]

Staff Editorial: Create a grading standard and put GPAs in context

For students, it may be a dream come true, but the nation-wide trend of grade inflation is ultimately detrimental to our education system. Though a study pointed to rising student grade point averages, administrators are slow to take any action. Curtailing this phenomenon at the University would be a great way to buck the national […]

Former Saudi Ambassador discusses war in Iraq

Former Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Prince Turki Al-Faisal said students studying abroad in the U.S. are their nation’s “true ambassadors” in a speech Monday in the Marvin Center. He said it is important to his country that Saudi students have the opportunity to come to the U.S. to study, as he did at Georgetown […]

Crime Log

Urinating in Public 1/18 – 1957 E Street Garage – 2:15 a.m. – case closed An officer observed a subject run into the parking garage, which is operated using a remote control. The suspect, who was unaffiliated with GW, then urinated in the parking garage. No further action Attempted Burglary 1/16 – Madison Hall – […]

Watching Sunday night cartoons

These are not the cartoons you grew up with. They’re artistic, twisted, tragic, sadistic and at times as funny as they are beautiful. Robert May, one of the producers of “The Animation Show,” explains that the two creators of the festival, Mike Judge of Beavis and Butt-Head fame and Don Hertzfeldt known for “Rejected” and […]

The Bar Belle: Asia Bistro

Asia Bistro Army Navy Drive and South Joyce Street Arlington, Virginia 20036 Pentagon Row – that corporate-tastic row of food and drink traps you might have seen on your trek from the Fashion Centre (they actually spell it like that, I looked it up) at Pentagon City to the various stores sprawling out from Pentagon […]

Joe Queer, still shredding

While D.C. struggled to clear the streets of snow and ice Sunday, New Hampshire pop-punk legends The Queers struggled to get into the city – and not just because of traffic. “We were playing north of Harrisburg and our bus broke down. We drove an hour away to get a rental truck, drove back to […]

Keeping it simple

During his interview with The Hatchet, Demetri Martin is looking for parking. “Two dollars for every 15 minutes?” he asks a woman. “I don’t want to park here. That’s really expensive. I hate Los Angeles. What a terrible place.” The New York-based comedian usually moves by skateboard or bike. He’s driving around L.A. to work […]