December 3, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 30

Stories from the December 3, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Vote on SA constitution to occur today

The student body will have the opportunity to vote Thursday on the proposed changes to the Student Association constitution. The new document would bring sweeping changes to the SA, including a joint ticket with the president and executive vice president running together, instead of being elected individually. Also, an appointed speaker of the senate would […]

Chilean ambassador talks politics at Elliott School event

Web Exclusive Chilean Ambassador to the U.S. José Mario Goñi spoke openly about his country’s upcoming presidential elections and discussed the recent social and economic development in his country at an event Tuesday in the Elliott School. Goñi said that the three main candidates – Sebastián Piñera, Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, Marco Enríquez-Ominami – all plan […]

Gay marriage bill passes council

The D.C. Council voted 11-2 in favor of a same-sex marriage bill Tuesday morning, bringing the District one step closer to marriage equality. Tuesday’s decision was the first of two votes on the issue, with the second expected Dec. 15. All bills before the council require two votes by full membership and approval from the […]

Freshmen selected to advise CCAS dean

Web Exclusive Ten freshmen in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences have been selected to serve on an advisory committee aimed at giving students the chance to share issues with high-level administrators, CCAS Dean Peg Barratt said. Barratt said she wanted to create a group of freshmen that could give her feedback on what […]

Love and other fables

Every person has a story. In “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” a musical montage being performed by members of Forbidden Planet Productions in the Lisner Downstage this weekend, some of those stories come to life. “[The play] follows a basic story line about experiences someone would have in their lifetime of dating and […]

Neighborhood group lights holiday tree

Homemade potluck dish in hand, a Top Chef finalist joined Foggy Bottom and West End residents at the seventh annual GW FRIENDS Holiday Social held Tuesday at the GW Hospital. The event also marked the lighting of a nondenominational holiday peace tree in the Eye Street Mall, located just outside the School of Medicine and […]

Spotlight: Saturday night’s a cappella battle

If a cappella is your thing, then Saturday night should be a delight. The Vibes, the Pitches and the Sirens each have their annual Winter concerts in the evening. If you can’t magically make it to each of the shows, we asked the groups’ directors why their concert is the one worth checking out. What […]

Beyond your Imogen

There are musicians, and then there is Imogen Heap: her concert Monday at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue featured cute costumes, an intricate set and bizarre instruments used to create the English singer-songwriter’s signature blend of pop and electronica. Heap mostly performed songs from her latest effort, “Ellipse,” along with a few older favorites […]

Fiery fans fuel men’s basketball victory

Before Wednesday night’s men’s basketball game against George Mason even began, the Colonial Army had staked its territory, filling in its seating section shortly after the gates opened. Fans continued to file into the Smith Center as game time approached, nearly filling student seating to capacity and beginning their chants well before the opening tip. […]

Despite fall, Hogan becomes All-American

As senior cross country runner Megan Hogan opened the door to enter the Smith Center Wednesday morning, she caught the eye of men’s basketball player Travis King, who was walking out at the moment but held up at the sight of Hogan. “Congratulations,” King told her. “I’ve been meaning to tell you that.” Such incidents […]