October 4, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 14

Stories from the October 4, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Making money across the world

Despite being an avid rodeo fan, University Chief Investment Officer Don Lindsey has proven he refuses to be thrown by the market. Over the past three years, GW’s $1.1 billion endowment has increased by 19.5 percent, giving the school the seventh highest rate of return among university endowments nationwide. Lindsey, who started the University’s investment […]

Colleges rally for Jena 6

GW students walked out of class Monday, wrote testimonials documenting racism on campus and marched to the National Mall to inform people about the Jena Six trials and other instances of racial injustice. “What happened in Jena is a representation,” junior Johanna Leonidas said. “I think it’s time we get all the skeletons out of […]

Adjuncts struggle to afford the city

Ben Fritz has taught music as an adjunct professor at GW for 18 years and leads the GW student band during the basketball season, but has not seen a pay raise in his base salary since 2001. But during the past six years, the salary of GW’s full-time employees has risen by more than 18 […]

Crime Log

Assault 9/29/07 – 23rd Street – 12:15 a.m. – case closed A male unaffiliated with GW was walking on the sidewalk when he was assaulted by three unidentified males. He stated the assailants verbally abused, pushed and kicked him. When one of the assailants twisted his ankle because of the violent kicking, the other two […]

Emotional Baggage: “The Darjeeling Limited” movie review

Web Extra “The Darjeeling Limited” (Fox Searchlight) is famed director Wes Anderson’s fifth contribution to the cannon of cinema. Once again, Anderson perfects his eccentric and whimsical style in his latest melancholy-infused comedy. Three brothers, Francis (Owen Wilson), Peter (Adrien Brody) and Jack (Jason Schawartzman), set out to begin a spiritual quest on a luxury […]

Clinton adviser inspires College Democrats

Terry McAuliffe, chairman for Hillary Clinton for President and the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said that students should take time off from school to work on presidential politics Tuesday night in Jack Morton Auditorium. “I wouldn’t say this to their professors, but if I were them, I would go take some time […]

Inside Our Pages: An e-mail an editor never wants

In three years as a reporter and editor for The Hatchet, I never imagined having to write anything of this nature. After all the safeguards we have in place, it did not seem possible for any type of plagiarism to seep through the editing process and into the finished product. But Monday afternoon, I received […]

Morris Louis Now’s work at the Hirshorn Museum

Sept. 7 marked the 45th anniversary of the premature death of the D.C. art scene’s favorite son, Morris Louis. A retrospective of the artist’s work, “Morris Louis Now:” An American Master Revistited, will be on display through the end of the year at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. This exhibition asserts that despite his […]

Review: “The Heartbreak Kid”

Web Extra In the past 10 years, American movie-watchers have become well acquainted with Ben Stiller comedies and the affable, impulsive characters he often portrays. From “There’s Something About Mary” to “Meet the Parents,” the formula has remained relatively unchanged: allow the audience to develop a genuine liking for Stiller’s character, and then let the […]

GW students start India’s first hybrid power plant

Hooking up, boozing and partying late are some of the activities most commonly associated with the residents of Thurston Hall. Establishing an international energy firm is typically not a freshman activity seen on this list. Last year, two GW students created a sustainable energy firm called NEXTGen Syndicate, LLC after lengthy brainstorming sessions in the […]