October 9, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 16

Stories from the October 9, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus Calendar

Thursday Jesus for President? Faith and Politics: Then & Now Learn about the history of religion and politics in the Supreme Court and political parties from a renowned Georgetown professor. 7:30 p.m. 805 21st St., Room 310 Friday Project PB&J Come make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the homeless while earning community service hours. […]

District Mixtape: “Charlie on Parole” creators

Ah, humor! “Charlie on Parole,” the short film produced and directed by beast.Films, will premiere this Saturday, Oct. 11 in the Betts Theatre. Thanks to Darren Miller (’09) and Kevin Mead (’09), and Paul Briganti of the School of Visual Arts for providing us with choice tracks from the original score – which boasts music […]

Staff Editorial: Sink Juicy Campus

Like it or not, the gossip blog Juicy Campus is the latest hot topic on campus. Juicy Campus users can anonymously post anything they want about anyone with no repercussions, and students have reacted strongly to the recent launch of its GW edition. They should. GW students should make a decisive effort to undermine the […]

LGBT center opens to students

The GW lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community celebrated the grand opening of a new resource center in the Marvin Center Monday as part of National Coming Out Week. The new facility, located on the building’s fourth floor, is designed to provide additional services and support to LGBT students and to foster a larger LGBT […]

Staff Editorial: The SA’s questionable ethics

Correction appended Tuesday’s Student Association meeting demonstrated, in a nutshell, why students become so frustrated with the SA. Not only did the senate hand out allocations money in a questionable fashion, it also failed to pass Sen. Logan Dobson’s (CCAS-U) transparency bill that would have allowed students to see how the allocations money is used. […]

Evan Schwartz: Freedom to drink 40s

America is a land built on freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom to get drunk on anything we desire. America is a land of choices: between beer or vodka, peppermint schnapps or airplane bottles of tequila, rubbing alcohol or paint varnish. On Wednesday, the D.C. City Council passed Councilman Jack Evans’ […]

Chris Merino: The age of irresponsibility

The pillars of indulgent corporate capitalism have collapsed, and the working class has been pinned by the rubble. The fiscal crisis has been slowly developing for nearly a decade and has quickly unraveled within the past month, culminating with the failure of Washington Mutual and the drastic drop of the Dow Jones industrial average. The […]

Letters to the Editor

Time to clear the smoky air If GW police will now respond to complaints of drinking and other inappropriate behavior far from the campus, and violators will face University disciplinary action (“Admins address local noise,” Sept. 25, p. 1), why is it GW still refuses to seriously consider a petition from hundreds of students requesting […]

University lowers room rental fees

The University is lowering classroom rental rates for events involving non-GW participants, officials said this week. A policy created in 2007 charged student organizations up to $425 per day for each rented classroom if their event contained guests unaffiliated with the University. New rental costs will range from $50 for one room to $250 for […]