February 19, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 42

Stories from the February 19, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Theater for the proletariat

“The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles,” said Marx in “The Communist Manifesto.” German playwright Bertolt Brecht addresses this sense of class struggle in “The Threepenny Opera,” performed in the Betts Theater this weekend. “Brecht wrote very political theater,” said director Leslie Jacobson, a professor of theater at the […]

Challenge to GW professor’s study prompts class-action lawsuit

A D.C. resident filed suit against the city’s main water utility this week, a month after a new study of lead levels in tap water challenged previous assertions made by a GW professor in a scientific journal. John Parkhurst filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday morning in D.C. Superior Court, alleging that the Water and Sewage […]

Broomell: D.C. Voting Rights Act a step in the right direction

Last week, the U.S. Senate made a promising step toward correcting a wrong that even our founding fathers fought against. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs passed the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009. The nearly 592,000 District of Columbia residents now have their best shot yet at gaining […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday African-American & Latino Career Panel Get advice from alumni on how to find success in a variety of industries, co-sponsored by the Multicultural Student Services Center. 6:30 p.m. MSSC 209, 2127 G St. Friday NAACP Soul Revue The MSSC presents a revue titled “Soul Train.” 7 p.m. Jack Morton Auditorium Murder, Greed, Crime and […]

A humble opinion

Now that some editor’s nephew has introduced him to Twitter, the media has decided that now is a better time than ever to cover this Revolutionary Technology That Will Forever Change Everything. Forever. But Twitter is not just for powerful people like Al Qaeda and Ryan Seacrest. No, you too can join this three-year-old revolution […]

Balanced attack overwhelms UMass

With Valentine’s Day in the books and March fast approaching, the women’s basketball team began a final four of its own Wednesday night, beating UMass 83-62 in the first of its last four regular season games. The Minutewomen hung with the Colonials (16-10, 8-3 Atlantic 10) for the first half, never allowing the Colonials to […]

Staff Editorial: Say what you mean, mean what you say

Yesterday morning, GW woke up to a campus transformed. Along with the expected dusting of snow, we got a blizzard of campaign posters covering every inch of eligible wall space. The platforms and slogans ring of the usual vague promises, claiming that the candidate will “take back the SA” or focus on “moving forward together.” […]

SA hopefuls poster campus

A few minutes before 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Joint Election Committee Chairman Patrick Rizk braced himself. “Don’t trample me!” he yelled across H Street to the mob of students ready to bolt toward the Marvin Center to tape up their posters for the upcoming Student Association elections. He pointed to his fellow JEC members. […]

Andrew Pazdon: Think of it as an investment

University of the District of Columbia students gained an apparent victory over the system when their university lowered and spread out a highly protested and steep tuition increase for next year. The original plan was to raise tuition from $3,800 to $7,000 a year for full-time, four-year District residents, but instead (with help from the […]