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.

As Super Bowl nears, lines are drawn

Web Extra The cultural impact of the Super Bowl in America is undeniable. But at GW, this year’s NFL championship has special meaning. Students from New England and the greater New York area make up about half of the school’s population. With the undefeated New England Patriots taking on the New York Giants, lines are […]

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

If you have $5 Head over to Eastern Market (225 7th St. S.E.) this weekend to visit their weekly open-air markets. Buy everything from used music and DVDs, artwork, hookahs and much more. Also check out their indoor food market, filled with fresh cuts of meat, seafood, produce, breakfast, crabcakes and more. Eastern Market is […]

The Hatchet goes to the Sundance Film Festival: Sundance Diary

PARK CITY, Utah – For kids, there is Disneyworld. For adults, they can be whisked away to fabulous Las Vegas. For yours truly, there is nowhere more desirable in January than the place where the Sun meets the stars, and everyone enjoys a late night dance. My friend David called me one day when I […]

Study abroad concerns persist

Study abroad programs at 15 universities, including American, are under investigation for possibly accepting benefits, such as free travel or funding to market the programs, from study abroad program providers. GW study abroad staff members take several trips to countries each year that are subsidized by affiliated study abroad programs. Last year, staff members took […]

Movie Review: Strange Wilderness

Web Extra Actor Steve Zahn had just finished shooting “Rescue Dawn,” a dramatic war movie set in Thailand. Right after the shooting wrapped, Zahn took a kayaking trip in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam for six weeks before he returned to the humid Hanoi. While away, his agent had been trying to get a hold of […]

Bar Belle: Velvet Lounge

Velvet Lounge 915 U St. N.W. In my opinion, velvet sucks. I hate the texture, shimmer and sound of the uncomfortable fabric. Frankly, it is ugly, but one thing I cannot deny is the word association velvet conjures toward music. Velvet Underground was perhaps one of the most influential art rock bands of all time, […]

Greek Brief: Kappa Alpha returns to GW of absence on campus

The fraternal order of Kappa Alpha officially returned to GW last weekend. About 30 members were present to receive the group’s charter, a ceremonial marker of the chapter’s reinstatement. Kappa Alpha first established a chapter at GW in 1894, with notable alumni including former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, but left campus in 1960. In […]

Faculty sen. approves more paid leave

The Faculty Senate overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday that will provide one semester of paid leave to all full time faculty members who are new parents, a decision that quadruples the amount of paid leave professors can take. “The policy provides recognition that in addition to the faculty responsibilities, many faculty members also have familial […]