March 26, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 49

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

Matthew Cohen: Election reform can’t wait

The Student Court had a great opportunity this week, but instead they chose to duck and cover. On Monday night, the court could have boldly redefined and differentiated between what constitutes expenditure and what does not, in essence clarifying some of the “grayness” in the Joint Elections Committee charter. While past opinions say the court […]

College Republicans host Sen. Sam Brownback

Correction appended Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., addressed issues of faith in politics Wednesday night during a College Republicans dinner event at the State Plaza Hotel. Serving his last term in the Senate, the conservative 2008 presidential candidate is preparing for the next Kansas gubernatorial race, and religion is the foundation of his platform. “We need […]

Ross Griffith: The quarter-life crisis

I graduate in May. That’s about six weeks from now. I’ll have a degree in history, with a strong GPA and a few internships under my belt. In short: no real skills, no real experience, no real job prospects and some very real debt. And as trite as it is to say this, it must […]

English department hosts renowned Jewish author

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon’s reading in the Jack Morton Auditorium Monday night included pieces ranging from his thoughts on President Obama’s election to his own son’s circumcision. Chabon appeared as part of the English department’s Literature Live program, which introduces students to prominent Jewish-American authors. Chabon read two of his newest short stories and […]

Crime Log

Burglary 3/11/09 – Tompkins Hall – open case A student employee told University Police Department officers that he left his backpack locked in an office in Tompkins Hall. When he returned the next day he noticed that a camera was missing from the bag. Liquor Law Violation 3/12/09 – 12:22 a.m. – New Hall – […]

Aigrot, voice of Edith Piaf, comes to Lisner

French chanteuse Jil Aigrot is tentative to compare herself and Edith Piaf, the legendary singer profiled in the 2007 film “La Vie en Rose.” Still, for some, the comparison seems an inevitable one. Aigrot, who will perform a collection of Piaf’s music at the Lisner Auditorium this Saturday, was featured as the singing voice of […]

SXSW: Thus spoke Doseone

Adam “Doseone” Drucker is one of the founders of anticon. Records, a label that specializes in music that falls somewhere between hyper-confessional poetry and avant hip-hop. Over the past 10 years he has produced paintings, spoken word albums, board games, electronic music and rap under a variety of names, including Subtle. At South By Southwest […]

Emanuel to deliver Commencement address

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Commencement ceremony on the National Mall, University officials confirmed Wednesday afternoon. Widely regarded as one of the most powerful players in the Obama administration, Emanuel is a veteran of the Clinton White House and a former Illinois congressman. As chairman […]

SXSW: Life Advice

Hatchet reporters Ani Mamourian and Alex Carusillo asked musicians (…and a bouncer) at Austin’s South By Southwest to share their tips for success. Here’s what they offered: Bill Gray of The Mae Shi:“Don’t fuck over the people you love … that’s my only moral. And I still break it. I guess it’s inevitable … all […]