September 24, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 12

Stories from the September 24, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Ghost Light shines at the Black Cat

Despite the small turnout at the Black Cat Sunday night, post-rock group Ghost Light’s performance was as heartfelt as if the group was playing for a crowd of thousands. Ghost Light is not a conventional band by any means. The group’s repertoire consists largely of experimentation with “natural noises,” and there is no drummer. Most […]

University budgets relocation for UPD, Visitor’s Center

Two staples of the Foggy Bottom campus may receive new homes this year, according to the University’s capital budget. The University plans to spend $3.4 million to conduct renovations that include relocating both the University Police Department and the Visitor’s Center, though their destinations are not finalized, Alicia O’Neil, senior associate vice president for operations, […]

Staff Editorial: Raising the bar for research

The University’s first vice president for research, Dr. Leo Chalupa, has hit the ground running this year with his promise to connect various departments in unified research efforts. We are encouraged by the work done so far, and we hope that this is just the beginning of a successful effort to establish research as a […]

Congress mulls loan changes

A bill intended to cut out the middleman between college students and their federal loan providers passed the U.S. House of Representatives last Thursday, setting the stage for debate in the Senate over the measure that could make significant changes to student aid. If the bill passes, all new federal student loans will come directly […]

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

If you have $5 Head down to the National Mall on Saturday afternoon for the ninth annual National Book Festival. In the space between the Capitol and the Washington Monument, more than 70 recognizable authors, including “A Walk to Remember” phenomenon Nicholas Sparks, will be signing books and reading excerpts. Admission is free! If you […]

Women’s soccer beats American

In the 13th minute of Tuesday’s game against American, GW women’s soccer freshman Molly Bruh sent the ball into the Eagles’ box amidst the gridlock of American defenders and Colonial forwards looking to score. Sophomore Sierra Smidinger jumped up to meet the ball head on, sending it past the diving keeper and giving GW the […]

Letter to the Editor

Let Greek-letter life grow Your recent editorial “Greek growth needs limit” (Sept. 21, p. 4) decrying the expansion of GW’s Greek-letter life demonstrates little understanding and fails to consider that GW is a constantly evolving institution. Until recently, GW was largely a commuter school. Now, it attracts students from all regions, many of whom matriculate […]

Andrew Pazdon: Support thy neighbor

I have often subscribed to the mantra of “I live to eat” and not “I eat to live.” Put plainly, I very much enjoy food and eating. While I also enjoy preparing my own food on a regular basis, there are many times when I would rather pay someone else to do it for me. […]

Obama campaign manager talks politics at Jack Morton

Tuesday, Sept. 22 David Plouffe, campaign manager of Barack Obama’s presidential run, discussed the difficulties their historic campaign faced and how he overcame them in the Jack Morton Auditorium Monday night. The event, hosted by the GW College Democrats, was sold out. During the speech, Plouffe gave the audience an inside look at Barack Obama […]