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.

Letters to the Editor

Sex column tasteless, not informative Your “sex column” is nothing more than crude, tasteless, poorly-written banter about topics that quite frankly have no place in a newspaper of The Hatchet’s purported caliber. I recall the first article – anal sex. Really? Nothing is sacred with you people. Don’t you feel some kind of obligation to […]

District Mixtape: Fujiya & Miyagi

The British electronic gents of Fujiya & Miyagi, set to headline the 9:30 Club tonight, present a playlist of incendiary proportions, featuring Iggy Pop and Brian Eno. 1. Chuck Wilder – The Clown 2. T.Rex – Rip Off 3. Sensational Alex Harvey Band – The Faith Healer 4. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Hear Voices […]

Israeli diplomat praises U.S.

Israeli Ambassador Sallai Meridor highlighted the distinct values of Israel and the rest of the Middle East in his speech at the Jack Morton Auditorium Tuesday night. Co-sponsored by GW Hillel, the Jewish Student Association and Chabad GW, students gathered to hear the man who has represented Israel in Washington since 2006. In his speech, […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5: You too can search for the little red-haired girl. See Forbidden Planet Productions’ rendition of “Dog Sees God,” a play derived from the Peanuts comic strip. Or, bask (ironically or not so) in third-wave feminism’s “Vagina Monologues.” Tickets to both shows, opening Thursday, are $5. If you have $10: Indulge in […]

University debt reaches new heights

The University secured a three-year, $90 million loan from PNC Bank in September, increasing GW’s overall debt by more than 11 percent, according to a report presented on Friday to the Board of Trustees. The loan, which University officials said was needed to ensure access to cash during turbulent economic times, brings the school’s overall […]


M. Ward Hold Time (MERGE) Lusher, cleaner and more orchestrated than any of his previous works, Ward’s latest album seems the next logical step in his progression from croaky-voiced wandering troubadour to croaky-voiced NPR god. That’s not an indictment – with the exception of a HORRIBLE collaboration with Lucinda Williams midway through, Hold Time stands […]

Complaint cites medical school problems

A former student in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences has filed a complaint with the school’s accrediting body alleging that they violated at least 26 accreditation standards, the worst of which include using a rotting cadaver in an anatomy class. Brad Honigman, who graduated from GW as an undergraduate in 2006, filed the […]

Engineers Week exhibits the fun side of science

If you’ve noticed random eggs dropping out of the sky or students playing laser tag in Kogan Plaza, don’t be alarmed. These are just some of the events celebrating Engineers Week at GW. The annual event highlights the work and research of students and faculty in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Senior Murrad […]

Fan group fails to rally troops

In a season when the men’s basketball team needs the most support, its primary fan organization has largely fallen off the map. The Colonial Army, which was formed in 2003 to rally students at GW basketball games, has remained largely inactive this year – despite collecting $15 membership fees from more than 100 members in […]

Hundreds call for more financial aid

Hundreds of parents and students are calling the University’s newly created financial aid call center to voice concerns about financing a GW education in the worsening recession. The call center was created by the financial aid and student account offices last month as a pilot program to answer questions from people concerned about paying for […]