September 25, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 12

Stories from the September 25, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Ne-Yo Year of the Gentleman (DEF JAM) In “Year of the Gentleman,” Ne-Yo abandons the subtle shifts between classy and crass that characterized the lyrical content of his first two albums. It was this quirk that had (until now) distinguished him from the ranks of other R&B artists. -Philip Burrowes New Kids on the Block […]

Aston residence hall reopens to first-year Law School students

The newly renovated Aston residence hall, just north of Washington Circle, opened its doors to first-year Law School students this fall – with more than half living there for free. The Law School’s housing program was initially slated to begin in 2007, but unexpected renovations sent officials scrambling to find alternate housing for students with […]

Election season between the sheets

When it comes to nightlife, the most important part of the evening is often what happens after the bar or club. For many students, the setting of the sun marks the beginning of hunting season. The target? A hookup. In an effort to better understand the art of the random hookup, I sought out a […]

District Mixtape: Trojan tour managers

Hatchet Arts spoke to Trojan tour managers Steve Akinfala and Jimi Ellis and team members Lakia Johnson and Rachel Clark while they distributed their love gloves in Kogan Plaza on Monday. Below is a compilation of their choice tracks, which for some reason fails to include a certain seminal early 90s Salt N Pepa power […]

Commission approves plan for MLK memorial

The U.S. Commission on Fine Arts approved the final design for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall last week, after several months of debate over the sculpture’s appearance. The plan for the $120 million memorial, which will feature a 28-foot statue of the civil rights leader on the northwest shore of […]

Admins address local noise

Correction appended In response to rising complaints from Foggy Bottom residents, University officials are invoking new procedures next week to more proactively address student disturbances in the surrounding community. These measures include reforming rules for how the University Police Department responds to noise complaints and organizing extensive visits between University President Steven Knapp and neighborhood […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday LGBTQ Graduate Student Welcome Back Celebrate the start of a new year of graduate school with an Allied in Pride happy hour! 6 p.m. The Science Club, 1136 19th St., N.W. Friday How Do I Become A Hollywood Screenwriter? Learn how to become a Hollywood screenwriter with tips from 1993 alumnus Jason Filardi, author […]

Committee seeks speaker nominations

A new committee to find keynote Commencement speakers began requesting nominations this week, in an effort to give the GW community a larger role in the traditionally secretive process. University President Steven Knapp formed the committee this spring, after several years of controversy surrounding the selection of the speaker. Though students were able to suggest […]

Tightening GW’s belt a notch

Money is on everyone’s minds these days. Amid failures and bailouts, Wall Street woes and penny pinching all around, there was some good news on the campus front when The Hatchet reported Monday that GW is finally moving away from funding its many building projects with debt (“Univ. to lower debt dependency,” p. 1). Before […]