October 16, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 18

Stories from the October 16, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA senator plans to introduce legislation to overhaul constitution

Correction appended A Student Association senator said on Wednesday that he hopes to overhaul the organization’s constitution, restarting a similar effort from three years ago. Sen. Nick Polk (U At-Large), a sophomore, sent an e-mail to four former members of the SA and one current member announcing his intention to reintroduce a revised constitution that […]

Beyond the Mall: Some of D.C.’s best museums

National Portrait Gallery Colbert Report fans may remember this museum as the only one that would include the comedian’s portrait in one of their exhibits, just a few feet away from that of President George Washington. Although Colbert’s portrait has since been removed, the museum still tells the story of America through portraits of a […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 10/7/08 – Potomac House – 1:05 a.m. – case closed While on patrol, a University Police Department officer smelled marijuana in a room of the residenc e hall. The officer notified the community director and an administrative search was conducted. The residents were not in the room, and about one ounce of […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Saddam Hussein trial judge to speak at GW Ra’id Juhi Hamadi Al Saedi will speak at the Law School about his experiences during Saddam Hussein’s trial. 4 p.m. Law School, Room B505 Friday Robin Williams performs The comedian and actor will perform a stand-up comedy show for parents and students. Tickets are sold out […]

A kid-friendly guide to D.C.

Here are some fun D.C. activities that are perfectly suited for a younger sibling — or just your kid at heart. The Washington Monument: One of the best views of D.C. is said to be from the top of the 555-foot Washington Monument. Free tickets are can be picked up at the monument (though you […]

Ah, the theater!

The department of theater and dance will be presenting the New Plays Festival this coming weekend. The New Plays Festival, which premiered last weekend, is composed of four plays written, directed and starring students. This is the festival’s second year. “I don’t think playwrights last year understood how great it was until they saw it,” […]

Students, faculty waver on arming UPD

As student and faculty leaders begin to consider whether the school should arm University Police Department officers, many said they are reluctant to take sides until they know more information. The University announced last month that they have formed a committee to hire a consultant and assess whether UPD should carry guns. The department is […]

Walking Tour: Embassy Row

Begin your walk at the ornate Embassy of Indonesia (1), located at 2020 Massachusetts Ave., where the previous owner of the 44-carat Hope Diamond once lived. Head northwest to Sheridan Circle and the Irish (2) and Romanian (3) embassies can be seen on the left. Further up the road is the Turkish Embassy (4). This […]

Talking humor with SNL writer Simon Rich

Simon Rich is a writer for SNL. He has published work in the New Yorker and Mad magazine. He is currently working on a novel, which will follow two humor books released by Random House. Rich is 24 years old. Rich will be in the District at bookstore Politics & Prose on Connecticut Avenue on […]

Matt Grifferty: The Facebook generation vs. the baby boomers

CNN contributor Donna Brazile came to the Jack Morton Auditorium on Monday and lauded our generation as being the modern catalyst for change. Her words were powerful, passionate and akin to the praise given to baby boomers of the 1960s. Yet when our respective generations are compared, we are criticized for not being as motivated […]