March 1, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 45

Stories from the March 1, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB EXTRA: The many faces of Bela Fleck

It’s not very often that an artist gets to collaborate with one of his or her biggest influences, and it’s even less often when those two collaborators are both legendary forces in music. This coming Saturday, March 3, bluegrass banjo prodigy B?la Fleck will be performing at the Warner Theatre with visionary jazz pianist Chick […]


In the article “Student alleges assault in Academic Center” (Feb. 26, p. 1) The Hatchet erroneously reported that a UPD crime alert was posted the day after the incident. It was posted the day of the incident. In the same article, UPD Chief Dolores Stafford’s name was misspelled.

WEB EXTRA: Mayor discusses D.C. public school takeover with students

Students lamented the conditions of their D.C. public schools and shared ideas for improvement at a hearing for Mayor Adrian Fenty’s proposed takeover of the D.C. Public School system. The hearing last month, which about 50 students, parents and administrators attended, allowed students to share their experiences in DCPS with the City Council and their […]

One Man Band live

Have you ever heard that one guy . oh . what’s his name? Well, with Mike Silverman, That1Guy is hard to forget. Now, the classical musician turned inventor has turned the world of bass on its ear with his quirky instrument, as he storms into town in support of his new live DVD, “Live in […]

Tom Ridge says U.S. should beef up border security

Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said the department is still working on “getting it right” to a sold-out crowd in the Jack Morton Auditorium Tuesday night. In a relaxed conversation with Media and Public Affairs professor Frank Sesno, Ridge talked about the Iraq War and state of homeland security. Ridge served as […]

The Thermals to play Black Cat Friday night

Though “An Inconvenient Truth” won both Most Thoroughly Depressing Movie (best documentary) and Least Terrible Song From a Movie (best original song) during this year’s Academy Awards, anti-Bushites still seek a unifying rallying cry. With the Thermals latest offering, “The Body, The Blood, The Machine” (Sub Pop 2006), imaginations are fired and hackles raised. Like […]

Diana Kugel: Beating the “buff and blue” blues

A few weeks ago, I logged onto my e-mail account only to find a message advertising “Thurst-tees.” The e-mail proudly proclaimed that this year’s freshman class has had the most EMeRG alcohol response cases in the University’s history. To commemorate this momentous occasion, a group of young entrepreneurs produced these cleverly named T-shirts, paying tribute […]

Man arrested for disrupting Ross Hall meeting

A man was arrested early Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly forced himself into a first-floor room in Ross Hall where a meeting of faculty and students was taking place, Metropolitan Police Department and University officials said. MPD responded to 2300 I St. at about 1 p.m., for someone who was “mentally disturbed,” said Officer Quintin […]

Black Snake moans the blues

Craig Brewer knows that it’s hard out there for a pimp, or a film director. The road leading up to 2005’s “Hustle & Flow,” the film that catapulted him into the big leagues, was not an easy one. When financial woes put the film in an uncertain place and anxiety attacks overcame him, he looked […]

Steven Blum: Working for nothing

Classroom, campus, city – it’s practically our school motto. Emblazoned in promotional brochures, the words urge us to take advantage of all that Washington, D.C. has to offer. For many students, this means participating in a for-credit internship through a school-sponsored service learning program. However, as a recent graduate of this program, I would like […]