September 27, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 12

Stories from the September 27, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Schools edit deans list

Students will have to hit the books a little harder if they want to get recognized for it this year. Schools within the University have re-evaluated the criteria and have raised the requirements for the dean’s list designation. “The dean’s list was getting huge, in short,” said Paul Duff, associate dean for the Columbian College […]

Letters to the Editor

Time to take a real stand against the war The Hatchet reported that 150 GW students made it out to the anti-war demonstration on Sept. 15. The report also said that students present were members of either the College Democrats or Students Against the War in Iraq. Let’s re-focus the lens. The College Democrats were […]

International accreditation falsified

Foreign governments are increasingly seeking partnerships with the University to offer accredited courses and certificate programs taught by GW professors. At least some foreign leaders are using the university’s brand name with out its permission, said Prabir Bagchi, senior associate dean of GW’s School of Business. Abu Dhabi’s General Secretariat held a leadership and change […]

Knapp exhibit unveiled

An exhibit displaying University President Steven Knapp’s achievements as a provost and literary scholar opened Tuesday in the Gelman Library’s first floor exhibit room. The exhibit, entitled “In Partnership: Steven Knapp and the GW Community,” now occupies the space that held “From Strength to Strength,” an exhibit that opened in the spring of 2007 and […]

CCAS dean touts research

As Marguerite “Peg” Barratt eases her way into her new role as dean of the Columbian College, she said she wants to listen to the diverse wishes of professors in her college and then to begin working on increasing undergraduate research and curricular reform. Barratt said she wants more undergraduates to do research, both for […]

Bar Belle: Old Dominion Brew House

Old Dominion Brew House 1219 9th St. N.W. I’ve only been reporting to you, the readers, for a couple of weeks now, but in actuality I’ve been an active drinker for a couple of years. Something I’ve noticed along the way is the surprising lack of sports bars in this area, so my challenge for […]

Crime Log

Theft from Government 9/23/07 – Kogan Plaza – 2:15 a.m. – case closed A University Police Department officer witnessed a male carrying what looked like a street sign through Kogan Plaza. The officer made contact with the individual, who said he found the “End Road Work” sign lying on the ground, and that he intended […]

Regina, Fiona, Tori – meet Alison

What’s in a name? Alison Sudol – aka A Fine Frenzy – a 22-year- old singer/songwriter by way of Los Angeles, spent many a sleepless night trying to name her unique sound. First there was Midnight Ink, dismissed early for its dark implications. Then there was Cherry Blossoms, a name that was, well, too flowery. […]

The hero worship of Thurston Moore

Sonic Youth fans know that every spin of a SY record is an engagement in hero worship. Their sound and style has virtually revolutionized alternative rock since their inception in 1981. And not only has Sonic Youth inspired countless bands and forays into experimental noise, they are relentlessly cool: chick ripping on bass, an apocalyptic […]

What’s on our iPod: “Across the Universe” Soundtrack

With the recent theater release of Julie Taymor’s “Across the Universe,” a musical film that incorporates renditions of 33 compositions by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, many Beatles’ fans hesitate when they hear that the soundtrack is performed by the actors and actresses of the film. Although there are a few […]