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.

Media execs debate future of news

Though the event was billed as “Journalism in Crisis,” the four media executives who appeared at Monday night’s taping of the GW-sponsored Kalb Report program said they see plenty of opportunities for their organizations. The presidents of the Associated Press, National Public Radio, CNN and the Knight Foundation spoke with host Marvin Kalb at the […]

Letters to the Editor

Shame on the JEC I think the Joint Elections Committee should be ashamed of itself. SA elections this year ran on the platform of changing and revamping the Student Association, making it an organization to represent the students fully. How can the SA even attempt to do that when its representatives were not elected with […]

Hillel looks to boost fundraising

Facing a 22 percent decrease in donations from last year, GW Hillel launched its third annual Chai campaign last week to raise funds from parents and alumni as the extra expenses of the upcoming Passover holiday loom. GW Hillel, a non-profit Jewish organization based on campus, hopes to receive $18,000 by the start of Passover. […]

From Baldwin to Boyer: A brief history of SA controversies

Presidential candidate Kyle Boyer was two votes shy of winning the Student Association presidential seat this year and has since been disqualified from the runoff election in dispute over the fair market value of a borrowed car. The ordeal will likely be remembered as one of the SA’s greatest electoral controversies, but there have been […]

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 – […]