December 6, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 30

Stories from the December 6, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Junior League to headline Black Cat

Alex Platt, a research assistant for the Center for Communitarian Policy Studies at Gelman Library plays upright bass in the D.C.-based indie alt-country band Junior League, set to headline the Black Cat in an upcoming show Dec. 14. According to the theory of communitarianism, if you build a society based only on individual rights, the […]

SA eliminates slates

Tempers flared during the Student Association meeting Tuesday night about an amendment that abolished slates from the spring election. The amendment, which passed the Senate during the meeting at Rome Hall, allows presidential and vice presidential candidates to campaign together but forbids slates of more than two candidates. Over the past three years, candidates who […]

Live music will cure your finals blues

So you missed Ben Harper in September, Blues Traveler in October and Van Halen in November. There are only a few weeks left to catch some good shows before the year’s end, but luckily there is plenty to choose from in D.C. this month. If you are up for an adventure (in the truest sense […]

Colonials double up on Eastern Shore

When the GW men’s basketball team began this season, most of the hype surrounding the squad was focused on senior Maureece Rice. After somewhat disappointing performances in four of the Colonials’ first five games (Rice sat out during a loss at the University of Maryland Baltimore County for breaking an unspecified team rule), Rice finally […]

Staff Editorial: SA conflicts must not become a trend

This page started out the semester commending the Student Association for its early productivity in securing various popular initiatives, from the GW Reads program to Colonial Invasion to Safeway’s acceptance of GWorld. It is therefore disappointing that this year’s governing body has gone from promising to petty. The most recent SA meeting Tuesday actually settled […]

Preaching past GW

Iowa Bishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer was elected to the presidency of the worldwide Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church last month. He said he thinks his selection might not have been possible without GW. Palmer, a religion major at GW, said his time at the University was a significant influence on his career […]

Frank Broomell: With primaries close, participation is needed

When I got home for Thanksgiving break a few weeks ago it was Tuesday night, and there was already one station playing Christmas music around the clock. It certainly seems like every year Christmas season comes earlier and earlier. This year another season is coming earlier – election season. Most people have already noticed this, […]

UMES game builds confidence as OOC schedule continues

After dropping three straight games away from Smith Center, Wednesday night’s 78-39 victory over the University of Maryland Eastern Shore provided the GW men’s basketball team (3-3) with a welcome homecoming and a return to .500. The game was the squad’s first on campus since their victory over Boston University Nov. 14. “We just needed […]

State Department funds film class

GW’s Documentary Center received a $400,000 grant from the State Department that will allow 10 emerging international filmmakers to participate in a six-week fellowship. The program is being offered to artists in Uzbekistan and the Gaza Strip, among other “priority” areas of the world as defined by the State Department. “These filmmakers will come from […]

APES rat out hazing to officials

Several members of the Alpha Pi Epsilon fraternity feared for their safety during pledging and secretly reported severe hazing violations to the University, a high-level official with direct knowledge of the investigation told The Hatchet. Five or six members of APES called anonymous tip lines and also told University officials in person they were concerned […]