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.

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 […]

Canadian rockers Metric return to 9:30 Club

Ask any college student how they feel after spring break and the answer would probably be refreshed. Maybe a little hungover, but refreshed nonetheless. Whether it is the traditional pilgrimage to some uproarious student-infested beach or something a little more low-key, times are spent traveling to new places and exploring new things. Most importantly, there […]

Hobbs’ contract extended until 2012

GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs signed a one-year extension that will keep him under contract until July 2012. Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said that the contract was a reward for Hobbs, who has led the Colonials to three straight NCAA tournaments and a 114-65 record during his seven-year tenure. “He’s done a great […]

Bar Belle: Madam’s Organ

Madam’s Organ 2461 18th St. N.W. All right GW. I need some advice. What do we think about redheads? I’ve been considering a new look for a while and after this weekend’s outing to Madam’s Organ saloon in Adams Morgan, I’m leaning towards the Lohan look. A local fixture on the 18th Street strip of […]

Staff Editorial: GW must investigate labor accusations

Allegations that Boston Properties, the developer GW has contracted to work with on Square 54, utilizes less-than-commendable employment practices should be cause for more than just casual concern. Instead of relying on secondhand, potentially biased information from outside organizations, GW should initiate its own in-depth analysis of the situation. Over the summer, representatives of the […]

Sports Calendar

Sept. 21 Women’s Soccer Buffalo 4 p.m. Mount Vernon Volleyball Fordham 7 p.m. Bronx, N.Y. Men’s Tennis Metro Tournament All Day Georgetown Women’s Tennis Maryland Invitational All Day College Park, Md. Sept. 22 Softball Georgetown 11 a.m. Mount Vernon Men’s Soccer Rider 3 p.m. Mount Vernon Softball UMBC 3 p.m. Mount Vernon Women’s Tennis Maryland […]

Green GW: Now’s the time for GW to ‘go green’

From former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s luxury Lexus SUV to the current president’s energy conscious Prius – change at GW is evident. This new “green” outlook is a welcome addition to a University that is sadly behind the times in terms of its largely negative impact on the environment. With the addition of University […]

Staff Editorial: D.C. must not give up fight for representation

The recent proposition to allow D.C. residents a voice on the federal scene was shot down Tuesday, once more leaving more than 580,000 American citizens left without a vote in Congress. This case isn’t about fundamental rights of an American population, but unfortunately it became yet another example of partisan politics. While at this point […]

Niketa Brar: GW must boost efforts to keep professors happy here

With all the changes that GW has seen this year, two things have stayed consistent thus far: we’re still the most expensive school in the country and we still underpay our faculty. Last week, the University of California, Berkeley announced that the Hewlett Foundation would supplement Berkeley’s $2.5 billion endowment with another $113 million, to […]