January 28, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 37

Stories from the January 28, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Political master reveals secrets of ‘polioptics’

Speaking to a packed house Tuesday night in the Marvin Center Amphitheatre, a former director of production for the White House recalled photos and images that had the power to ruin politicians and shake the nation. Joshua King served in the White House from 1993 to 1997, and told the audience Tuesday he sought to […]

Five years of weird

The Sockets Records showcase at the Black Cat last Friday wasn’t like attending one concert: it was like attending five. Five separate, exceedingly diverse concerts. The showcase sidestepped the boundaries of genre and classification, and instead highlighted five years of what Sockets’ founder Sean Peoples appropriately calls “experimental pop.” “There’s got to be some side […]

Treanor report expected to be complete by February

The D.C. Alcoholic Beverage and Regulation Administration will submit its investigative report on the Adams Mill Bar and Grill – the bar where 19-year-old student Laura Treanor drank the night she died of alcohol poisoning – to its board sometime in the first two weeks of February, the agency’s director said Wednesday. The board will […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Sideways: Not anonymous, but still entertainingSocial networks are both a curse and a gift. The groups Texts from Last Night- FoggyBottom and Overheard at GW have been available on Facebook, giving GW students the ability to share their drunken exploits and stories of public eavesdropping with others over Facebook. We think that the groups […]

Annu Subramanian: Let SMPA stand alone

It’s time that our school does itself a big favor by becoming more efficient. The School of Media and Public Affairs at GW, commonly referred to as SMPA, is a noteworthy institution that has produced numerous successful journalists, media analysts and political figures. SMPA students are assigned advisers who double as their professors. They study […]

Career politician remembers life lessons in wins, losses

Terry McAuliffe, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential primary campaign, captivated listeners with stories from his long career in politics Monday night in the Marvin Center. At the event hosted by the GW College Democrats, McAuliffe provided students with an insider’s look into running a major political […]

Bradley Dlatt: College students and corporate funds

The up-and-down events of the past few weeks have reminded me why we are so fortunate to live in Washington during this time in history. The United States Supreme Court last week opened the door for political corruption at unprecedented levels by overturning limitations on corporate spending on political ads and elections. The immediate aftermath […]