April 9, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 53

Stories from the April 9, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Bhangra Blowout brings rhythm to DAR

Sixteen years ago, Bhangra Blowout brought an intimate group of dancers to Columbian Square to display their footwork. But things change. Now one of the largest events of its type in the nation, Bhangra Blowout, the intercollegiate dance competition hosted by the South Asian Society, will take the stage at DAR Constitution Hall on Saturday, […]

Staff Editorial: SMPA’s schism

We often like to think that Foggy Bottom is the center of the world. While this isn’t always the case, Washington D.C. does happen to be a journalistic Mecca. As such, GW’s journalism program should be leading the pack when it comes to producing the next generation of reporters and editors – and currently, it […]

District Job Hunt

Fretting over the job market and that darn economy? No sweat, young intellectual! Hatchet Arts has combed recent posts on D.C. Craigslist on your behalf to prove that yes, there are in fact jobs left in this world that allow you to keep some semblance of dignity. WRITING Write about bench pressing and carbs – […]

Diana Kugel: Give us some credit(s)

I hate math and science. I always have and I’m fairly sure I always will. So even though I will not benefit from the reduced General Curriculum Requirements (and neither will you, unfortunately, prospective freshmen included), I was thrilled to hear that the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences will no longer be forcing its […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday NATO at 60 A French ambassador and military representative will discuss the challenges NATO faces as it celebrates its 60th anniversary. 1957 E Street, Room 412 12:30 p.m. Friday Class Council Elections Vote for your class activities representatives at my.gwu.edu/mod/elections. Polls close at midnight. Saturday Bhangra on the Block Play carnival games and participate […]

Claire Autruong: Ballots and bullets

If Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., has his way, District of Columbia license plates may exchange the slogan “Taxation Without Representation” to “Representation Without Power.” While D.C. plates have long carried the old Revolutionary War motto to protest the District’s lack of voting representation in Congress, these past months under the Obama administration mark the closest […]


PJ Harvey and John Parish A Woman a Man Walked By (ISLAND) Parish combines low, cracked guitar sounds, sparse drumbeats and inconsistent keyboard tones to create a folksy type of rock infused with the blues. Harvey’s voice on most of the tracks is grating, and many of the songs sound experimental and not like songs […]

Schools embrace social media

Students are not the only ones addicted to Facebook and Twitter – the University is working to stay in the social media loop as well. Visitors to the GW School of Business Web page can now follow academic events and updates using Twitter and Facebook, making it the latest GW school to join the social […]

Albright calls for action on genocide

The United States has failed to back up its strong anti-genocide rhetoric with action, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told a packed Elliott School auditorium Tuesday evening. The discussion, which focused on how to prevent genocide, was the inaugural event of the Elliott School of International Affairs’ Banneville Forum. Albright, who served as […]

New student organization will aid aspiring lawyers

Students interested in going to law school may now get some help from a new student organization geared toward giving undergraduates a leg up in the application process. The Pre-Law Student Association is the first such organization at GW, where more than 700 seniors and recent graduates take the LSAT. The newly founded organization plans […]