February 15, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 41

Stories from the February 15, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

‘Ragin’ Cajun’ Carville returns to SMPA

Democratic political strategist James Carville was back in his old venue Monday night, telling students what he thinks about the new Democratic majority in Congress, the Iraq War and the state of politics today. Carville, a Louisiana Democrat who served as an adviser to former President Bill Clinton in his 1992 presidential campaign, spoke to […]

College Republicans leadership divided over marriage event

Some College Republicans executive board members said an event the group sponsored honoring traditional marriage should have never taken place. Last week the organization announced an event in which wedding cake and palm cards would be handed out to promote the Republican position in favor of marriage between a man and a woman. The event […]

Icy weather prompts class cancellations, delayed opening

Administrators pushed back the opening of the University until 10 a.m. Wednesday and canceled classes after 5 p.m. Tuesday because of the icy weather in D.C. and the surrounding metropolitan area. The National Weather Service reported about two inches of wintry-mix precipitation – including snow, freezing rain and sleet – around the District, which has […]

Letters to the Editor

Involvement in local politics is a reality Kudos to Sam Salkin’s column encouraging students to focus more on D.C. issues close to home (“Cast your political net closer to home,” Feb. 8, p. 4). The D.C. Federation of College Republicans has been working this year to strengthen our ties with the community and reach out […]

Staff Editorial: SA must reach consensus with administration first

This week, Student Association President Lamar Thorpe vetoed a resolution urging administrators to equalize sanctions for alcohol violations and cannabis use. GW officials’ apparent refusal to budge on the rejected legislation is not surprising, as the GW chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, which drafted the legislation, never discussed the […]

Kyle Spector: It’s lonely at the top

It was only four years ago when I first learned to append most of my thoughts about the University with “I’m paying $40,000 a year for this?” Now, incoming freshmen must update their figures in this knee-jerk reaction by GW students to almost any malfunction or absurdity of the University. With the official matriculation price […]

Andrew Siddons: An open letter to our benevolent leader

Dear President Trachtenberg, I hope this letter finds you well. I hope you’re enjoying your last semester at GW as much as I am. At the very least, it seems that your post-graduation plans are in slightly better order than mine. Anyway, as your book, titled “Write Me a Letter! The Wit and Wisdom of […]

WEB EXTRA: Jennifer O’Connor to play Rock & Roll Hotel

Jennifer O’Connor, a New York-based singer-songwriter, adapts her songs to both folk and Indie rock aesthetics with seemingly equal ease. Always a lover of music, she sang as a little kid, but it wasn’t until she graduated from college that she began writing her own songs. In an interview with The Hatchet, even she admits, […]