November 29, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 28

Stories from the November 29, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

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

If you have $5 Stay on campus and head to Lisner Downstage for some student theater. This weekend, Generic Theatre Company is putting on “Amadeus,” the story of Mozart’s unfortunate involvement with a rival composer. Next week, get in touch with your hippie side at a performance of HAIR, Forbidden Planet Productions’ rendition of the […]

Journalists criticize Bush administration’s secrecy

Past and present White House correspondents discussed the media’s role in the current presidency before a packed house at the National Press Club for Monday night’s edition of the Kalb Report. Former CBS anchor Dan Rather, NBC News White House correspondent David Gregory, David Sanger of The New York Times and Helen Thomas of Hearst […]

Saumya Narechania: How is GW doing on important issues?

With December and January coming up, I am reminded of how content Americans can be with broken systems. I am not only talking about the primaries that are fast approaching or the BCS scheme that makes as much sense to most people as Sen. Trent Lott makes to Markos Moulitsas. The problem exists on a […]

Fenty praises Obama candidacy

D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty compared his campaign strategies to those of presidential candidate and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) at a speech at GW Law School Wednesday. “Simple issues of jobs, housing and education are important to focus on because then we have a general connection to the average voter,” Fenty said. He said a new […]

“Juno”: not just a city in Alaska

From her kitchen in Minneapolis, Diablo Cody – blogger, college graduate and former stripper – was skeptical when a man claiming to be a Hollywood producer told her she was funny and should write a screenplay. “Initially I was like, yeah right, who is this guy?” laughs Cody at a recent screening of her film, […]

4-RIDE van causes crash

A 4-RIDE van carrying two students crashed into another vehicle on 23rd Street early Tuesday morning. The van crashed immediately after picking up two students at Ivory Tower while making a U-turn on 23rd Street, said seniors Mark Doumba and Jeremiah Burke, the passengers. There were no injuries reported. “He had just picked us up […]

Administrators disappointed with inauguration turnout

Despite high turnout from alumni and dignitaries, University officials and alumni said they are disappointed more students did not attend the inauguration celebration for University President Steven Knapp. The weeklong event, which ended Nov. 17, was intended to commemorate GW’s 16th president and his vision for the University. It included separate days devoted to community […]

University paid Trachtenberg more than $700,000

Former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg received more than $700,000 in salary and benefits last year – the second-highest salary in the District and the 42nd-highest of private institutions in the nation for the 2005-2006 fiscal year – according to a Chronicle of Higher Education survey released this month. The Chronicle analysis compiled the salaries […]

SA Note: Graduate students get special representation in the SA

The Student Association senate passed a bill on Tuesday night that will give graduate students special representation in the SA. Spearheaded by SA senators Chris Bruno (Law) and Katie Santo (CCAS-G), the bill creates a standing committee composed of all graduate senators in the senate. The mission of the graduate affairs committee is to deal […]

HellWell opens to public

The D.C. Zoning Commission unanimously approved plans to open Lerner Health and Wellness Center to a limited number of alumni and Foggy Bottom community members. The expanded membership includes 250 passes for area alumni and 50 for local residents. University and city officials expect the new arrangement to go into effect in early 2008, unless […]