March 2, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 45

Stories from the March 2, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Senate passes D.C. voting bill

A key vote in the U.S. Senate last Thursday challenged the District’s unofficial motto, “Taxation Without Representation,” and inched the city closer to having a voting representative in Congress. The bill, which was co-sponsored by Sens. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, passed by a 61-37 margin. The same bill was introduced into the […]

Sesno launches activism contest

GW professor and CNN special correspondent Frank Sesno has launched a campaign to build the debate on energy, climate and sustainability through a new television-Internet hybrid expected to air nationally this spring. Planet Forward, which began its partnership with GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs in the fall, will combine television and the Internet […]

PB combines Spring Fling, Fountain Day

Program Board announced Sunday that the Spring Fling and Fountain Day concerts will be combined this year to form “Fountain Fling,” an all-day event on the Mount Vernon campus on April 25. PB said the event was moved to the Mount Vernon campus after they learned that the Smith Center would not be available as […]

Professor completes tour of Russia

The future of the United States’ relationship with Russia is uncertain, said Elliott School of International Affairs professor Hope Harrison, who recently returned from a trip to the country. Harrison traveled to Berlin and Moscow last month on a five-day “Senior Study Tour” to discuss the current state of American and German relations with Russia. […]

Conservatives strategize at CPAC

Students from conservative organizations on campus joined nearly 9,000 fellow conservatives and Republicans – who showed fresh energy after last year’s electoral defeats – in D.C. over the weekend for CPAC, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. The four-day long event, which featured some of the biggest names in conservative politics and punditry, drew participants […]

Students honor Bob Marley

Students got more than a typical J Street dinner last Wednesday night. Lucky Dub, a Bob Marley tribute group, filled Columbian Square with music and poetry, bringing the Black Heritage Celebration to a close with the help of several student music groups. The audience, some of which came straight from Ash Wednesday services, danced and […]

Blind Date: The science of attraction

After overcoming the potential awkwardness of a blind date at Bangkok Joe’s in Georgetown Thursday night, sophomore Stephanie Mayer and first-year graduate student Adam Hughes attempted to convert Adam’s knowledge of physics into a mutual understanding of another science: chemistry. The laws of attraction may bring these two together again. Stephanie Mayer Year: Sophomore Age: […]

University ramps up support for veterans on campus

The University announced last week that it has enrolled in the government-sponsored Yellow Ribbon Program as part of a greater effort to provide assistance to veterans on campus. A product of the new GI Bill passed last year, the Yellow Ribbon Program is a voluntary agreement in which the U.S. Veterans Administration will match any […]

Director speaks on human rights

Academy Award-nominated director Robert Bilheimer spoke about the importance of addressing human rights across the globe and the impact of new technology in documentary filmmaking Wednesday night in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Bilheimer, director of documentaries The Cry of Reason: Beyers Naude – An Afrikaner Speaks Out, A Closer Walk and Not My Life, discussed […]

Andrew Alberg: ‘Hobbs-speak’ sets bar too low

Overachieve (verb): to achieve success over and above the standard or expected level. During Karl Hobbs’ nine years as head men’s basketball coach, that word has become synonymous with what has been dubbed “Hobbs-speak,” a set of words and phrases the coach resorts to during every interview. During the team’s 2005-2006, Hobbs said the team […]