September 20, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 10

Stories from the September 20, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Obama holds rally in D.C.

Amid loud music and a young, energetic crowd, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) addressed issues including political views on the environment, health care, education, the war in Iraq, nuclear weapons and taxes at a campaign rally Tuesday night. More than 600 people gathered in an empty parking lot on 11th and H Streets, […]

Greenspan dishes about new book at Lisner

Web Extra The American economy’s explosive growth and low inflation since the early 1990s is due, in part, to the end of the Cold War, said former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in front of a sold-out audience in Lisner Auditorium Monday evening. Greenspan retired from his 19-year position as chair of the U.S. Federal […]

D.C. vote bill dies in U.S. Senate

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), above right, expresses his disappointment that a bill to give the District a voting representative stalled in the Senate. Ben Solomonsenior photo editor A bill to give the District a voting representative in Congress stalled in the Senate Tuesday afternoon, likely ending its chances of being passed before the end of […]

‘Good Luck’ for Alba and Cook

Web Extra Somehow during a teleconference promoting their new movie “Good Luck Chuck,” I realized that I forgot to ask stars Jessica Alba and Dane Cook a question. “You skipped George Washington!” to which the eloquent Jessica Alba replied, “George Washington, god damn you!” “Good Luck Chuck” is a romantic comedy due out Friday. The […]

Former CIA deputy speaks at Elliott School

Former CIA Executive Deputy Director Martin Petersen discussed his Cold War-era career – defined by a clear-cut enemy – in contrast to the culture of intelligence gathering today, a period where international threats are more difficult to identify, during a speech Monday night at the Elliott School of International Affairs. “(The Soviet Union) was a […]

Millionaire entrepreneur alum speaks as part of series

Web Extra Students who want to be successful in business and cyberspace should look no further than Matt Moog, a 1992 GW graduate, entrepreneur and founder of Viewpoints.com. Moog spoke to students Wednesday evening as part of the Alumni Association’s “How Do I Become A…” lecture series and detailed his career as an entrepreneur and […]

Pakistani ambassador criticizes democrats in Elliott School speech

Web Extra Pakistani Ambassador Mahmud Ali Durrani criticized America’s inconsistent friendship with its South-Asian ally in front of a crowd of about 200 people Tuesday night at the Elliott School of International Affairs. He said the relationship between Pakistan and the United States has been tarnished because of the war in Iraq. “The war is […]

What’s on our iPod: Hot Hot Heat

Just in time for their long-awaited North American tour, Canadian indie rockers Hot Hot Heat have released their third major album. Long-time fans of the band will be satisfied with danceable and clever tracks like “My Best Fiend” and the lead-off single “Let Me In,” but there is nothing repetitious about this album. This is […]

Fourth annual D.C. Shorts Festival highlights artists

Like many of the films it features, the D.C. Shorts Film Festival has a fantastic director and an intriguing story, breaks new ground and reaffirms old friendships – and is over all too soon. The festival, which screened 89 short films over the competition weekend of Sept. 13, culminated in an awards brunch Sept. 16. […]

Water polo beginning to make its move

With a significant win against Santa Clara and a one-goal loss to No. 11 Bucknell already under its belt this season, the men’s water polo team is off to a promising start, just as it was last year. What head coach Scott Reed hopes to avoid is a repeat of the team’s seven-game losing streak […]