January 21, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 35

Stories from the January 21, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Plouffe offers hopeful view for Dems

Political strategist and chief campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign David Plouffe spoke at the Elliott School Tuesday night, discussing how the Democrats could lose in Massachusetts, health care reform, and his new book, “The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama’s Historic Victory.” Huffington Post White House […]

University announces new housing options

Correction appended Students planning to apply for housing for the fall semester have new options to consider before the February iHousing process. The newly renovated Pelham Hall, located on Mount Vernon, will house students of all years. Rising sophomores will have the opportunity to live in The Dakota, which will no longer house upperclassmen, and […]

Letters to the Editor

The mismanagement of MLK Day The Jan. 19 Hatchet article, “Students celebrate MLK Day with service,” about the successes of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service that was put on by GW, did a lot to highlight the successes of the event but did not focus nearly enough on the colossal failures. This […]

24 hours. One play.

How would you describe a play written, produced and performed in 24 hours? Generic Theatre Company cast member Brittany Perrotte called it ” ‘Saturday Night Live’ on crack.” The idea of performing a play just one day after writing it might seem like an absurdly stressful undertaking, but the members of Generic have turned this […]

Staff Editorial: A national embarrassment

Correction appended GW is known for the speakers it attracts. Heads of state, famous comedians and influential thinkers are frequent guests here in Foggy Bottom. Usually, this brings good press for the University, and is a selling point for prospective students. It is for that reason perhaps that the fiasco surrounding Meghan McCain’s scheduled appearance […]

Quicktakes: Hatchet Arts looks at the latest in indie pop

Exit Clov “Memento Mori” Exit Clov’s debut album is preceded by several EPs – 2006’s “Jolly Roget Sessions” in particular has garnered them much acclaim in the indie world, landing them spots on major festival tours such as SXSW and the All Good Music Festival. The five-piece band fronted by the Hsu twins, Emily and […]

Ambassador talks up careers in foreign service

Web Exclusive Correction appended A former U.S. ambassador to Guinea-Bissau shared stories from his foreign service career and offered advice to students wishing to embark on the same path Tuesday night at an event at the Elliott School. William Jacobsen – who served under Colin Powell during the Reagan administration as an expert on Africa […]

Parent tackles advising issues

Stories of indifferent and incompetent academic advisers have prompted one GW parent to try and fix advising issues across the University. Masood Vojdani, incoming chair of the Parents Campaign Philanthropy Board, has reached out to groups of students and gathered their stories – good and bad – about advising at GW. Vojdani said he has […]

Language Center receives renovations

Web Exclusive Renovations to expand and repurpose the Phillips Hall Language Lab were completed Monday at a cost of $110,000, a University administrator said this week. Two existing rooms on the second floor of Phillips Hall have been reconfigured to create a larger Language Center, which will offer a computer lab and two new technology-oriented […]