February 25, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 45

Stories from the February 25, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

High society scandal

“In the end,” senior Anya Firestone announces as the Marquise de Merteuil, “I distilled everything to one wonderfully simple principle: win or die.” Clothed in an intricate red-and-gold dress that ends well above her knees and draped across a plush chaise longue, Merteuil is just one of several French aristocrats in Generic Theatre Company’s production […]

New law aims to protect college-aged credit card customers

Web Exclusive New credit card rules went to effect Monday that include both protections and restrictions for college-aged Americans. The sweeping new legislation, called the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act, is a key part of a number of initiatives by the Obama administration to increase the protection of consumers – particularly in financial […]

Candidates make final push for votes

Voting for this year’s student elections kicked off Wednesday, with candidates for office lining H Street and handing out palm cards, and some voters reporting issues with casting their ballots. According to a Joint Elections Committee statement, an “error in the Web portal programming” permitted non-Columbian College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates – like Elliott […]

John Mayer gets back on track

John Mayer’s controversial interview with Playboy earlier this month did not prevent him from performing to a nearly sold-out Verizon Center Saturday night, impressing the crowd with his velvety vocals and expert guitar playing. Mayer was playful onstage and seemed to be in high spirits, despite the backlash to overly candid comments he made in […]

College of Professional Studies launches new programs

Web Exclusive The College of Professional Studies will launch a bachelor’s degree completion program in fall 2010 for working professionals and adult learners who aspire to work in biotechnology or information systems and technology. The program was developed within the CPS in response to the increasing number of adults interested in the growing fields and […]

ROTC students petition for credits

GW students in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps are lobbying the University to receive three credits for their ROTC classes, but the University is still determining if the coursework merits the credit increase. Currently, 49 GW cadets take Army ROTC classes through a program at Georgetown. Cadets receive half a credit a semester for […]

District Mixtape: East Coast Caravan

GW jam band East Coast Caravan has a wide variety of musical influences, as evidenced by these 10 songs. Be sure to check out their April 9 show at The Red and The Black, or listen to their new EP, “Plantin’ The Seed.” 1. “Blast Off” by Lettuce 2. “The Sky is Crying” by Stevie […]

Dean touts power of younger generations

Former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean declared the college-age generation will be able to break the gridlock of partisanship in Washington at an event hosted by the College Democrats in the Marvin Center Wednesday night. Dean discussed a range of topics – including the 2008 presidential election and the upcoming midterm elections – but […]

QuickTakes: Hatchet Arts looks at two debut releases

“Gorilla Manor” Local Natives Unlike many bands these days with sounds that seem to focus on a lead singer or front man, L.A. quintet Local Natives works as a collaborative group. On the Natives’ debut album, “Gorilla Manor,” the band bases its sound around carefully arranged vocal harmonies. From the opening lines of “Wide Eyes,” […]