January 29, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 36

Stories from the January 29, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Norton optimistic about D.C. vote

D.C. may be closer than ever to earning a vote in the House of Representatives, the city’s nonvoting representative told Foggy Bottom residents Tuesday evening. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., speaking at St. Stephen Martyr Church on Pennsylvania Avenue, focused her comments on this week’s congressional hearing and her bill aimed at winning a House […]

District Mixtape: Bottles/Cans

Join GW alums Kevin Eskowitz, Zach Pentel and Brendan Polmer when their rock outfit Bottles/Cans plays in support of The Chance this Friday, Jan. 30 at the Black Cat. What say the recycling enthusiasts of their sound? “When people see us play, they’re usually rather liquored up and think that we’re the best thing since […]


Antony and the Johnsons The Crying Light (SECRETLY CANADIAN) “The Crying Light” aimed to deal with all things natural, but Antony’s stunning voice borders on the supernatural. -Ani Mamourian Thievery Corporation Radio Retaliation (18TH STREET LOUNGE) The “Garden State” soundtrack’s grooviest contributor beefed up the beats and horns on their latest release, assuring us that […]

Scalise addresses College Republicans

Louisiana congressman Rep. Steve Scalise, R, attacked the Obama administration’s economic plan at an appearance in the Hippodrome Tuesday night. Scalise told the more than 100 GW College Republicans assembled that Obama’s weak plan for economic recovery will give Republicans the opportunity to gain support for their policies. Scalise disparaged the Obama administration’s stimulus bill, […]

Crime Log

Assault 1/20/09 – 3:25 a.m. – Thurston Hall – case closed University Police Department officers responded to a fight in progress. When they arrived, the complainant, who was not affiliated with the University, said someone he did not know had kicked him in the head. The officers were able to identify the individual, who was […]

Tuition, financial aid face key Board of Trustees vote

Correction appended With the financial crisis looming over current and prospective students and their families, top administrators are predicting that the Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 13 will include the largest financial aid allocation in University history and a moderate tuition increase. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz, who heads the Board of […]

Sodexo prevails over grievance

A union representing a group of J Street employees recently lost a complaint filed against their employer, Sodexo, which alleged that the food service provider lied about subcontracting services at WoW Café and Wingery to another company, an attorney for the employees said this week. The union, Unite Here Local 25, alleged in a grievance […]

Grad school applications increase

Correction appended Applications to GW’s graduate programs have increased 7 percent from this time last year, but opinion is split on what effect the country’s recession will ultimately have on graduate admissions. In addition to the 7 percent master’s degree application increase, doctoral applications are up by three percent. This follows last year’s five percent […]

Russert hosts panel on new media, election

Luke Russert, son of the late NBC News correspondent Tim Russert, led a young panel of political experts and activists in a discussion about the role of youth in politics Tuesday night in the Jack Morton Auditorium. The GW Graduate School of Political Management hosted the event, which focused on new media and how politicians […]

Maintenance workers get pay raise

Despite a deepening financial recession, the University’s 200 housekeeping and groundskeeping workers can rest a little easier after receiving a 3 percent pay raise this week. After successful negotiations between their union and GW, the wage hike brings their total hourly wage to $15.58. Lou Katz, executive vice president and treasurer, said he hopes the […]