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.

Birds halt Smith Center blood drive

The University canceled a Red Cross blood drive at Smith Center early Monday afternoon due to the presence of several birds in the arena. Glynnis Hope Langley, a Red Cross nurse, said Food and Drug Administration regulations prohibit donated blood from coming into contact with livestock. “For the safety of blood, we have to make […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5 Gaurav Mazumdar, one of India’s greatest sitar players, will play a free show at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Collaborating with Western musicians, including Daniel Hope, Phillip Glass and Kenny Werner, his composition “East-meets-West” received a Grammy nomination. Check out the Kennedy Center’s website at www.kennedy-center.org for […]

Live: Rilo Kiley and Art in Manila

Last Thursday saw the end of Rilo Kiley’s sold-out two-night performance at 9:30 Club. Kiley, who is of relative indie fame having recently been covered in an issue of the fashionable Nylon Magazine, is fronted by two child stars: Jenny Lewis (“Troop Beverly Hills” and “Foxfire”) and Blake Sennett (“Boy Meets World,” “Salute Your Shorts”). […]

Square 54 construction is close to beginning

A look at the obstacles to construction plans on square 54 photo illustration by Ryder Haske and Andrew Nacin A panoramic view of Square 54, a vacant lot that formerly housed the GW Hospital. Zoning approval for construction is in its final stages. Construction on the Square 54 lot can begin in about two weeks […]

This month in live music

Now that it’s getting a bit colder, many will be heading indoors, checking out movies, sporting events, and of course, fluid related ping-pong competitions. Instead, or perhaps in the meantime, October is jam packed with bands that are sure to.well. jam. Paolo Nutini will be disguising pop music as “thoughtful singer/songwriter tunes” Thursday at 9:30 […]

Greek Brief: Alpha Phi Omega focuses on community service

Since its re-chartering in 2000, Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity with approximately 40 members, has grown to become GW’s largest service fraternity. Jonah Olken-Dann, Alpha Phi Omega’s membership director, said GW’s location provides the organization with plenty of projects around the city. “There are tons of opportunities for community service here (in D.C.),” […]

What’s on our iPod: Ingrid Michaelson

Ingrid Michaelson is one of a growing number of singer/songwriters quickly gaining popularity with the help of MySpace. The self-proclaimed indie/pop/folk rocker is currently on tour promoting her sophomore album “Boys And Girls,” a compilation of sweet, poppy and introspective tunes. If you like artists such as Regina Spektor, Corinne Bailey Rae or Rachael Yamagata, […]

Staff Editorial: CCAS Curriculum evaluation vital

The ability to examine and embrace change is a vital element to any successful institution – and GW is no different. Indeed the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences should be encouraged in its plans to revise the school’s General Curriculum Requirements, something that has not been reviewed in eight years. As GW welcomes new […]

Correction

In “Kalb presses Couric on Iraq” (Sept 27, p 1. ), The Hatchet erroneously reported that Couric began her career at WRC-TV in Washington. Before Couric worked for WRC, she worked for ABC News and CNN in Washington, and later CNN in Atlanta and the NBC affiliate in Miami, WTVJ.