February 26, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 44

Stories from the February 26, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Professor questions ethnic conflict

One of history’s most controversial debates came to the Marvin Center Monday night. Turkkaya Ataov, a professor at Ankara University in Turkey who is internationally recognized for his vehement denials that the 1915 massacre of Armenians was a genocide, presented a lecture entitled, “How to Come to Terms with One’s Past: Searching the Truth Behind […]

Two Bits

Funny man turned author Eugene Mirman, who plays Eugene on “Flight of the Conchords,” will be at Barnes and Noble in Georgetown Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. promoting his newly released advice book, “The Will to Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life.” Mirman sent two jokes our way. The first: People think that children […]

Participants note less fanfare than in past years

Voting for Student Association elections began at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, but some candidates were out hours beforehand, handing out palm cards and free food to lure supporters. Though many candidates hung around Kogan Plaza all day spreading the word about their campaign, the tone of the day was quieter than the pomp and circumstance […]

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

If you have $5:It’s that time of the month. Hit the Black Cat this Saturday, Feb. 28 at 9:30 p.m. for “Bliss,” the dance party brainchild of area DJ and GW alumnus Will Eastman. Tickets are $7. If you have $10:Johnny Cash gave his legendary performance at California’s own Folsom Prison in 1968. Channel the […]

Paper: Medical school downplayed problems

An article published in the Washington Post Monday asserted that the School of Medicine and Health Sciences has downplayed the severity of the problems leading to its recent academic probation. The SMHS, which was placed on a two-year probation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in October, has repeatedly declined to make their probation […]

Letter to the Editor

I hope, I truly hope and pray, that your SA endorsement’s claim that your editorial board spent 10 hours questioning potential candidates for the SA is a gross exaggeration. How could you? And more importantly why would you spend 10 hours of your time speaking with equally misguided candidates for an ineffective and unnecessary student […]

Colonials’ comeback keeps season alive

GW’s 92-88 overtime win went a long way to keeping their postseason dreams afloat, but a lot has to happen before anyone can start making reservations for Atlantic City. The come-from-behind, grind-it-out victory was a lesson in the rewards of resilience that will serve them well should they stray from their oft-stated mission to take […]

Council chair anticipates D.C. vote

District voters will soon have a vote in Congress, a top D.C. official told members of the local Foggy Bottom Association on Tuesday evening. “A little piece of justice came to the District today,” D.C. City Council Chairman Vincent Gray told audience members at the FBA’s monthly meeting, referring to the U.S. Senate’s consideration of […]

Candidates spar at debate

Between polite jabs at their opponents and subtle self-promotion, candidates seeking positions in the Student Association executive detailed their designs on how to improve the University and defended their records at the third annual Hatchet-SA Debate Monday night. The pool of 10 candidates – seven seeking the presidential seat and three vying for the executive […]

Women stumble in N.C.

Against teams currently below it in the standings, the GW women’s basketball team is 6-2. It’s the pesky task of beating the teams above them that the Colonials will have to master if they hope to reach a third-straight NCAA Tournament. GW ran its record against the top two teams in the Atlantic 10 to […]