September 11, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 8

Stories from the September 11, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: New policy strands student orgs

If you thought booking on-campus space for an event was hard before, it’s about to get a lot harder and a lot more expensive – so much more expensive, in fact, that you might have to hold a fundraiser. Good luck affording space for that. Last August, the University implemented a policy that will charge […]

Niketa Brar: The 2008 election: Taking a page from the VMAs

So I have a confession. Perhaps the greatest threat to a writer’s career is losing the respect of their readership – I’m no different. Yet as much as I may want to cling to any shred of dignity I may have, it is time to finally reveal my deep-seated obsession with Britney Spears. The truth […]

Rental fees irk student groups

A policy that charges student organizations as much as $425 a day per classroom to host events involving non-GW participants is drawing complaints from groups that say it impedes their ability to host annual programming. The University created a policy in 2007 that charges student organizations an hourly or daily rate to use classrooms for […]

Professor Yuriko Yamaguchi: A hidden master

Professor Yuriko Yamaguchi’s name precedes her in the art world, with multimedia pieces prominently displayed in many of the nation’s most prestigious museums. But dressed conservatively – and wearing a fanny pack – in her Smith Hall studio, the 60-year-old’s status as a groundbreaking minimalist sculptor is relatively hidden. Yamaguchi teaches “Sculpture I” in room […]

Voting issues delay primary results

It is not just the humidity and heat that is making D.C. feel like South Florida. Tuesday’s primary election for the D.C. City Council turned into a debacle after miscalculated results stemmed from a voting machine malfunction. District election officials did not release official results in the Ward 2 Democratic primary Tuesday due to the […]

Hospital clears staff of wrongdoing in July death

An official at the GW Hospital said this week that employees were not responsible for the July death of a man who fell from a ledge on the building, according to the findings of an ongoing internal investigation. On July 19, 38-year-old Kossi Apeble fell from a fifth-story ledge at the hospital onto the edge […]

With more Wi-Fi, problems persist

The University is halfway toward accomplishing its goal of an entirely wireless campus, but there remains frustration among some students about the inconsistency of the network. About half of all campus buildings – including the Academic Center, Ivory Tower, 1957 E Street, Thurston Hall and Duques Hall – have at least some wireless coverage. The […]

Bliss in the city with Will Eastman

Will Eastman is the man behind Bliss, an eight-year-old indie dance party hosted every fourth Saturday at the Black Cat. Eastman, who first came to the District 13 years ago to attend graduate school at GW for museum and American studies, said the theme for Bliss is no attitude, just fun. Aside from DJ-ing, Eastman […]

Religious rockers hit campus

A Christian rock band delivered a faith-based message to a group of religious GW students in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Monday night. The Gathering, a D.C.-area band, performed as part of an event by the GW Christian group Word Up!, which works to raise awareness about Christianity and engage students in the faith. “I […]

$5-$10-$20: A weekly entertainment guide for the

If you have $5 Borrow some money this Friday, Sept. 12 and catch the new Coen Brothers black comedy, Burn After Reading, featuring John Malkovich, George Clooney and Brad Pitt. At least one scene was filmed next to the Elliott School on E Street. If you have $10 Who says D.C. doesn’t boast local chops? […]