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.

Living a life of slapstick comedy

Steve Martin has been a top comedian for more than 30 years, a feat, that by his own admission, he achieved without any sort of talent. “I consider my whole career a workaround,” he told an adoring crowd at Lisner Auditorium Tuesday night. The star of such popular comedies including “The Jerk,” “Three Amigos” and […]

Crime Log

Liquor Law Violation 11/19/07 – Fulbright Hall – 9 p.m. – case closed University Police Department officers responded to a noise complaint at a room in Fulbright. Upon entering, officers observed a group of students drinking alcohol out of red plastic cups. All 21 occupants of the room were underage, and after assessment, none needed […]

President’s house to get green upgrade

Renovations of Alumni House, the future home of University President Steven Knapp, will make the historical structure a bit greener. Energy-efficient features will be built into the house and the building’s structural materials will be recycled in the renovating process, University spokesperson Adela de la Torre said. “Historic preservation, by its nature, is a sustainable […]

DJ’s Fastbreak to be used for EMeRG, student-run business

The University has plans to renovate the space formerly occupied by DJ’s Fastbreak to make room for student space. Located at 2145 G St., the venue will include second-floor offices for EMeRG, a student lounge area and a student-run business, said Student Association President Nicole Capp. The School of Business in partnership with On Sale […]

Colonials squander 24-point halftime lead in loss to UNLV

Web Update Friday, November 30, 11:00 p.m. The GW women’s basketball team saw a 24-point halftime lead disappear at the hands of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Friday, falling to the Lady Rebels 62-61 at the Human Performance Center in New Orleans. The loss comes in the Four Points by Sheraton/Lady Privateer Invitational hosted by […]

Students raise awareness about ongoing war in Northern Uganda

A nonprofit advocacy group director spoke to GW students Tuesday about a war not often covered by the Western news media – a war that has been raging in Northern Uganda for the last 20 years. Michael Poffenberger studied in Uganda while attending University of Notre Dame and established Resolve Uganda to bridge the gap […]

What’s on our iPod: The Hives / Black and White Album

Everyone’s favorite Swedish rock band is back with their third U.S. full-length album, titled “Black and White Album.” This latest effort from the quintet comes with quite a push, thanks to a dream-team of producers, including none other than Dennis Herring, Pharrel Williams and Jacknife Lee. The tracks were also recorded in several studios around […]

Women lose second game this season by 25 points

HARRISONBURG, Va., Nov. 27 — The James Madison University Convocation Center does not take kindly to visitors. The No. 16/15 GW (AP, ESPN/USA Today) women’s basketball team discovered the building’s lack of hospitality Tuesday evening. The Dukes extended their Division I-best home winning streak to 29 games after defeating the Colonials 80-55. GW (5-2), a […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up: Faculty union progress After years of intense legal battles and University politics, the adjunct faculty union is well on its way to having a working contract addressing job security and salaries. As of now GW relies on 1,502 part-time faculty members, not all the prominent government officials or the prized journalists the University […]

GW finds struggles early

HARRISONBURG, Va., Nov. 27 — Over the past couple of seasons, GW women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown has talked about how he no longer wants his team to be giant killers but instead be the giant. Against James Madison University Tuesday night, that was the case – but it backfired. This time, the Dukes were […]