January 31, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 37

Stories from the January 31, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters to the Editor

Coulter’s visit another source of division In the past semester, the GW Young America’s Foundation has upset students by choosing to distribute political propaganda during a 9/11 memorial service and by inflaming racial and religious tensions on campus during its “Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week.” It is disappointing that this organization would seek to further entrench its […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

The Hatchet’s monthly wrap-up of GW’s ups and downs. Thumbs Down: Early applicants down Both early decision I and II applicant pools are down, reinforcing the complications that stem from GW being the priciest school in the nation. While other schools’ early decision numbers are holding steady, administrators must devise a plan to make GW […]

Number of early applicants down

The University plans to continue offering early decision admission to prospective students despite declining numbers of applicants and a national trend among top universities to discontinue use of this admission option. GW’s number of early decision I applicants in 2007 dropped by 6 percent. The University received 1,009 applications for its binding November deadline in […]

City council varies on primary endorsements

Presidential candidate endorsements often come from high profile national politicians or organizations, but here in the District some of the loudest voices are D.C. City Council members and some of their voices have not yet been heard. D.C.’s primary elections will take place on Feb. 12 and endorsements from the city’s elected lawmakers continue to […]

GW drops fifth straight

Saint Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli said he “never knows what (he is) going to see on the road.” What the Hawks saw, along with 2,703 people at Smith Center Wednesday night, was a game whose lead seesawed through 40 minutes. In this down season, they watched a piece of theater starring a Colonials team […]

Newspaper empowers, provides jobs for homeless District residents

Moyo Onibuje, 43, an eloquent man with a college degree and faint British accent, said he followed a love-interest from the United Kingdom to the United States seven years ago. He made the wrong friends, was robbed of everything he owned, and battled an alcohol and cocaine addiction. Today he is homeless, and he camps […]

The Hatchet goes to the Sundance Film Festival: “Be Kind Rewind”

PARK CITY, Utah — As far as anticipated releases go, “Be Kind Rewind” (Partizan, 2008) is probably in the pole position since all the Oscar contenders are already in theaters. Coming to D.C. Feb. 22, this feel-good comedy packs a star-studded punch. Rapper/actor Mos Def and Jack Black team up with the French imaginative genius […]

Crime Log

Assault 1/26/08 – Thurston Hall – 1 a.m. – case open A male student told University Police Department officers that he had been approached by an unknown male individual, who asked him if he was pressing criminal charges against his brother in a court case. The student replied that he was pressing charges, and the […]

With loss to Hawks, GW now 1-5 in A-10

In a two-point game like GW’s 61-59 loss to Saint Joseph’s Wednesday night, any number of things could be viewed as the difference between victory and defeat. Yet it would be difficult to fault junior Rob Diggs, who turned in a 20-point, 10-rebound performance on career-high 10-for-10 shooting from the field. His emphatic baskets sparked […]

The Hatchet goes to the Sundance Film Festival: “The Great Buck Howard”

PARK CITY, Utah – Another star-studded indie film emerges in “The Great Buck Howard” (Bristol Bay Productions.) Narrated and seen through the eyes of “Orange County’s” Colin Hanks (“Tenacious D’s Pick of Destiny,” “King Kong”), the movie is another laugh fest. The always-interesting John Malkovich plays Buck Howard, a great, yet aging magician. Though his […]