February 8, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 39

Stories from the February 8, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus Plan nears approval after eight hearings

The Zoning Commission unanimously voted to advance GW’s 20-year Campus Plan application Monday night, after postponing its decision in mid-January. The 20-year plan would replace the current agreement between the city and GW on development restrictions. In its Jan. 17 hearing on the plan, the commission agreed that it would split up its decision on […]

SJT offers special aid to daughter of late Redskins owner

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg offered to help the daughter of late Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke pay for college, while the 19-year-old settles a dispute over her father’s estate. Gerald Kauvar, special assistant to the president, said the University offered Cooke financial aid in the form of loans if she qualified for admission to […]

Arab journalists argue over Iraq war, freedom of press in Middle East

Four members of prominent Arab news sources debated Middle-Eastern opinion on the Iraq War and what it means to be an Arab journalist during Monday night’s “Kalb Report” at the National Press Club. “The Kalb Report” is a public affairs debate program hosted by notable journalist and former “Meet the Press” host Marvin Kalb and […]

Students, faculty consider putting old tests online

Some professors are wary of a student and faculty proposal to make old tests and syllabi available for free on a University Web site. For the past three years, members of the Student Association have promised to update the test and syllabi file kept in their Marvin Center offices by increasing available materials and uploading […]

Crime Log

Simple Assault 2/04/07 – Marvin Center – 1:05 a.m. – open case The University Police Department was on patrol after an event in the Marvin Center when officers witnessed a fight occur between two individuals. Before the officers could break up the fight, one person was thrown into a window, shattering it. The complainant refused […]

Cats in the Caribbean

When some bands are looking to channel their influences, they intensely study a stack of records. Others concentrate on deriving influence from one or two albums that they find to have the most impact or similarity to what they are trying to sound like. Their goal, of course, is that the feeling and vibe of […]

Candy Apples oh-so-sweet

It’s no accident that the Apples in Stereo had to add the “Stereo” to their name to avoid sounding too much like the Beatles’ record label – with their bright harmonies, catchy guitar hooks and “woah-oh-woah” lyrics, the Apples in Stereo just sound a heck of a lot like the Beatles, period. “We’re doing music […]

Brokedown Brits

Bea, one of the characters in “Breaking and Entering,” doesn’t understand the concept of metaphors. She should consider herself lucky, because her world is filled with some real clunky ones – not to mention all the awkward similes and inept analogies. Director and writer Anthony Minghella (“Cold Mountain”) is making a statement about communication in […]

This month in live music

February isn’t known for being a great month for live shows, but fortunately a lot of great artists are visiting D.C. this month on rare winter tours. Yeah, we’re all still sad about missing Justin Timberlake last Friday at the Verizon Center, but luckily there are plenty of shows you can see this month that […]

GW moves into top 10 in both polls

As the women’s basketball team moves into the top 10, athletic officials have a lot to be happy about. There’s just one big letdown. “If I can be blunt, the only disappointment is that students don’t come,” Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said about game attendance. The Colonials moved into the top 10 this week […]