October 23, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 20

Stories from the October 23, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Task force could change freshman year requirements

The University created a task force this week to assess the overall freshman experience, including the effectiveness of pre-semester programs and whether students should participate in a mandatory day of community service, a senior administrator said this week. Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said the group will consider a […]

Bball recruit puts his faith in GW

Until recently, high school senior Kinley Branch had never even heard of GW. Though the Stone Mountain, Ga., native still hasn’t visited Foggy Bottom, he’ll be spending a lot of time here next year as part of GW’s men’s basketball team, where the 6-5 guard-forward recently verbally committed. Branch is GW’s first commitment this year, […]

Council candidates address Foggy Bottom ANC

Two candidates vying for a D.C. City Council seat made appearances at the Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting Wednesday night at St. Stephen-Martyr Church. Only one was there to talk about the election, however. Councilman Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) and Christina Culver (R) attended at last night’s meeting for two very different purposes. Evans, the incumbent, […]


In “Univ. reduces class capacities” (Oct. 20, p. 1), The Hatchet misspelled the name of Doree Damoulakis. The article also stated that Damoulakis is a media representative for US News & World Report. Damoulakis is a senior account executive at Kwittken & Co., an agency that represents US News.

Student Association senate passes transparency bill

A bill to create more transparency in the way student organizations spend their funds passed by a wide margin at Tuesday night’s Student Association Senate meeting. Sponsored by Sen. Logan Dobson (CCAS-U), the bill would require the SA to disclose how student organizations spend money received from the student fee account. The bill passed almost […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Free Screening of “Child Brides” Celebrate United Nations Week by attending a free screening of the film “Child Bride,” which gives an in-depth look into the sensitive topic. 6 p.m. 1957 E St., Linder Commons, 6th floor Friday LifeSaving Karaoke Relax after midterms by singing karaoke and raising money for UNICEF. Funds raised will […]

Snapshot: Chalk Talk

Jonathan Ewing/Hatchet photographer Junior Meghan Ottolini and senior Alaska Burr of the GW women’s lacrosse team chalk the steps of the Smith Center to promote their dodgeball tournament that begins Nov. 4.

14th Grade performs ‘The Seagull’

For Jessica Creane, realizing an artistic vision meant going as far as bringing live sod into the Lisner downstage. Video: “The Seagull” This weekend marks the release of “The Seagull,” a four-act play by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. Creane, a senior majoring in political communication and creative writing, chose to direct the show for the […]

From pop to politics and back

While the name Peter Max may leave some members of our generation scratching their heads, the rest of the world knows Max as one of the most successful psychedelic artists of the 1960s and ’70s. He has exhibited over 80 one-man museum shows in the last 25 years. He has painted for Presidents Ford, Carter, […]

District Mixtape: D.C. Metro Workers

1. Hiroshima – Why Can’t I Love You 2. Al Green – Let’s Stay Together 3. The Isley Brothers – Summer Breeze 4. Musiq Soulchild – Love 5. Christopher Williams – I’m Dreamin’ 6. The Temptations – I Wish It Would Rain 7. War – The World is a Ghetto 8. Stevie Wonder – My […]