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.

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 […]

Former Mozambique president encourages interest in Africa

Web Extra Former Mozambique President Joaquim Chissano said he wanted to inspire GW students to take an interest in Africa during an address at the Elliott School of International Affairs on Wednesday afternoon. The African leader said he was overwhelmed with joy and pride to see such a large crowd gather to hear him speak. […]

District Mixtape: Ron Paul approves this playlist

Ron Paul approves this playlist. And the first track, which he personally chose for us. Freedom lovers unite. Ron Paul 1. Donovan – Universal Soldier John Tate, President 2. Bullet for My Valentine – Scream Aim and Fire 3. Brad Paisley – I’m Still a Guy Jesse Benton, Vice President 4. Aimee Allen – Silence […]

GW College Republicans: Leading on a liberal campus

As The Hatchet’s own poll this week made abundantly clear, GW is a liberal campus. However, conservatives everywhere at GW know that the College Republicans have been leading the fight this year to make our stance on the issues known, even to none-too-friendly liberal ears. Last week, our organization held a phenomenally successful – even […]