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.

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 […]

Presidential runoff candidate profiles

After nearly passing on GW, Abanto eyes SA Marc Abanto almost didn’t come to GW. In fact, it wasn’t even on the junior’s list of potential colleges at first. “My guidance counselor insisted that I apply to GW, and he put it back on my list three times,” recalled the Connecticut native. “When I finally […]

This month in live music

It may not seem like it, but spring is upon us. And with the warm weather approaching, many great bands are coming out of hibernation to descend upon D.C. in their tours this month. Tomorrow night (March 2), GW’s own Jukebox the Ghost will perform at Potter’s House in Columbia Heights in order to warm […]

Stine Bauer Dahlberg: Bring Cinderella to GW

Cinderella had all the reasons for going to University away from home: an evil stepmother, abusive stepsisters and a rather unfair workload at home. If she had gone away to college, however, it wouldn’t have been to GW. Besides her small budget, the reason is pretty simple – the girl needs her ball, and she […]

WEB EXTRA: GW receives NASA grant for laser research

NASA awarded $256,000 to GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to research a laser technique to measure flame qualities. CARS, which stands for Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering, is a laser technique that makes remote measurements in the temperature and gas qualities of flame. NASA is interested in this research for its application to supersonic […]