March 22, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 48

Stories from the March 22, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

This is SXSW

AUSTIN, Texas – The South by Southwest music festival is unlike anything else in the world. For four days, it’s as if the entire music industry from all over the world descends upon downtown Austin, Texas, for a chance to experience all things musical. While it is primarily geared towards rock music, it is not […]

Columbian College denies funding to departments for faculty hires

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences denied Film Studies and dozens of other departments and programs funding to hire additional faculty for next year. CCAS granted only 10 out of 36 requests from programs and departments within the largest college at GW for funding to hire additional visiting professors for the 2006-2007 academic year, […]

Best band names of SXSW 2007

Holy Fuck (Toronto, Ontario) Say Hi to Your Mom (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Holy Shit! (Milwaukee, Wisc.) The Heart Attacks (Atlanta, Ga.) Elemeno P (Aukland, New Zealand) SHAT (Montville, N.J.) Shitdisco (Glasgow, Scotland) my!gay!husband! (Vancouver, BC) Lesbians on Ecstasy (Montreal, Quebec) Get cape. Wear cape. Fly. (Southend, UK) GO!GO!7188 (Tokyo, Japan) Who’s Your Favorite Son, God? (Sacramento, […]

Arab student group is reborn after five-year hiatus

After a five-year hiatus, the Arab Student Association re-organized last month and plans to soon bring events, parties and awareness initiatives back to campus. ASA, which disbanded because of lack of membership, now plans to jointly promote both cultural and political aspects of the Arab world while providing a voice for its members to share […]

Staff Editorial: The demise of the Marvin Center

Four years ago, dinnertime at J Street was an event for a large portion of the GW community. Students packed into the food court, and it was difficult to even find a seat. Beginning this semester, would-be diners will not even be able to eat dinner at half of the Marvin Center’s venues thanks to […]

Former President Carter defends his controversial book

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter received mixed reviews after visiting GW and defending the validity of his new book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” in a March 8 lecture at Lisner Auditorium. The 39th president has been the subject of debate because of the subject matter in his book, which critics say contains a pro-Palestinian bias. […]

Gabriel Okolski: Beggars can’t be choosers

Earlier this semester, while strolling through the Ivory Tower lobby past midnight, I encountered a group of GW cheerleaders selling baked goods as a fundraiser. This was a much more welcome sight than the usual comatose University Police officer manning our lobby, and I purchased a late night snack from the team members. Aside from […]

Artist Spotlight: Via Audio

The band Via Audio claims to have met at Pineapple Island University off the coast of Japan. They also claim to have played a joint birthday party for two of the band members on a pirate ship that sank. It’s fantasies like these that have come to be the band’s forte. Last Friday Via Audio […]

Diana Kugel: Eat your heart out, GW

After a whole week of endless buffets in Cancun, little bakeries in Europe or mom’s home cooking, it is of no surprise that returning to a daily diet of Quiznos and Chick-fil-A is slightly less than appealing. However, those of you who spent spring break visiting friends at other colleges are probably embracing GW’s dining […]