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.

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 […]

Student loans may see cuts

College students around the nation may have to pay back less of their student loans under new legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill passed 356-71 last week and would halve the interest rate on Stafford loans, a type of federally sponsored financial aid, by 2011 if passed by the U.S. Senate […]

University Diversity: How GW’s stats compare to other schools

Click to see a slideshow of GW students. Four years ago, James Zarsadiaz was involved in student government, yearbook and community service in his high school in California. Now a junior at GW, Zarsadiaz lists the following activities under his Facebook profile: Asian Student Alliance, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Philippine […]

Diplomat, journalist among GW professors

Imagine this list of credentials: deputy U.S. representative on the U.N. Security Council, Emmy-award winning ABC News national security and Moscow correspondent, President Bill Clinton’s assistant secretary of state for South Asian Affairs and a negotiator with Taliban officials for the release of terrorist Osama bin Laden. This may sound like the combined resumes of […]

Thorpe proposes overhaul of SA

Student Association President Lamar Thorpe proposed a dramatic overhaul of the SA’s structure that would reconfigure the legislative and executive branches in the annual state of the SA address Tuesday night. The plan – which is outlined in a proposed constitution – would keep the SA Student Court, but creates an Executive Board that would […]

CRs, CDs watch Bush

While games and jokes characterized the GW’s College Democrats State of the Union address viewing party, the College Republicans hosted an event to provide a serious environment Tuesday evening. “People’s negativity toward the President is old. I wish I could hear something positive,” said Michael Zekas, a sophomore in attendance at the CRs’ party in […]

Grade inflation on the rise

Like other schools nationwide, grades at GW are on the rise, but not necessarily because students are earning it. Some officials and faculty members believe that grade inflation is a problem at the University, but have decided not to take action against what they see as a futile situation. “Everybody recognizes that (grade inflation) is […]

Making Martelli mad

A message from Saint Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli to a GW fan sitting behind his bench: the things said about Mrs. Martelli were completely out of line. Karl Hobbs, GW’s head coach, also has a message for that fan: stop, because those kinds of insults are disgustingly inappropriate. “I would prefer not to comment […]