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.

University considers arming UPD officers

Top administrators began meeting this summer to assess whether to arm University Police Department officers, officials said this week. A new committee, led by Senior Vice President and General Counsel Beth Nolan, is in the process of hiring an outside consultant to identify the benefits and drawbacks to giving UPD firearms. The discussion follows the […]

For your vinyl consumption

As CD sales decline nationally, stocking major-label discs has become increasingly costly for independent music stores like Crooked Beat Records. Located in the basement of the original Madam’s Organ building on 18th Street, the store now focuses almost primarily on promoting the sale of vinyls. For some music enthusiasts, record collecting fills a significant niche […]

Trojan brings condoms, safe sex message to Kogan

The Trojan Brand Condoms Evolve Bus rolled into Kogan Plaza Monday for a few hours of safe sex activities and education. The Evolve Tour, which encourages people to “evolve their attitudes about sex and condoms,” promotes safety against HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and teen pregnancies, said Jim Daniels, Trojan vice president of marketing. “Safe sex […]

A creative solution to D.C. crime

Dante Davis said she did not intend to get arrested. She wasn’t violent, she wasn’t dangerous and she wasn’t planning to do anything illegal. The orange-haired, twenty-something simply remembers being frustrated and tired. As she waited at a bus stop after work, she got into a verbal altercation with another woman. When Davis boarded the […]


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 […]