February 10, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 41

Stories from the February 10, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: A search to reflect GSPM’s values

Clarification appended The Graduate School of Political Management is unlike most graduate programs at GW, or even in the country. It offers master’s programs that provide real-world training as much as they do theoretical skills. GSPM students are less often seeking a degree in order to begin a life in academia – after graduation they […]


Ghostface Killah “Apollo Kids” (Def Jam) The less-than-hyped “Apollo Kids” is, if nothing else, a testament to the superfluity of mainstream marketing when dealing with a veteran such as Ghostface. Taking a leap back in time, Ghostface channels hip-hop’s roots as he combines nameless ’60s and ’70s samples with his trademark up-tempo style. With a […]

Paris Bienert: Enough noise about the noise law

When the D.C. noise ordinance went into effect Feb. 1, it caused an uproar among students at universities across the District; petitions were created, Facebook groups formed, plans made to appeal the law. The Disorderly Conduct Amendment Act of 2010 makes it “unlawful for a person to make an unreasonably loud noise between 10:00 p.m. […]

Colonials riding out roller coaster season

The record of a sports team sometimes belies its true nature of play. The realities of close, back-and-forth games doesn’t make it into the loss column when a team is narrowly defeated, and buzzer-beater wins are never explained with an asterisk to show that the tally in the win column wasn’t quite as cut-and-dry as […]

Logan Dobson: A troubling lack of transparency

Clarification appended Unless you were paying very close attention to the Student Association Senate, you probably missed something relatively important last week. On Feb. 2, the SA Senate met as usual in the Marvin Center to debate the great issues of our time. Well, not really, but you get the point. During this meeting, a […]

Area Walgreens to start selling alcohol

A local Walgreens in the West End neighborhood received approval to sell alcohol this month, after residents and management came to an agreement on how the beverages will be sold. Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission chair Rebecca Coder said the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board approved a cooperative agreement between the store and […]

Gabrielle Friedman: Reach out to improve diversity

Correction appended Every February, with the start of Black History Month, I am reminded of the importance of diversity and tolerance. When Steven Knapp became GW’s 16th president, he made promoting diversity among students, faculty and administrators a major goal for the University. Noble as it is, this is no novelty – universities across the […]


Thursday BOWLAS! Enjoy free bowling with OLAS while dancing to Latin music eating chips, salsa and other foods. Hippodrome – 7 to 10 p.m. Friday Japan Fest 2011 The Japanese American Student Alliance will celebrate Japanese culture with cultural skits, Japanese-style street booths and traditional Japanese food. Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the […]

White House press secretaries talk of life behind podium

Four White House press secretaries relived their days behind the podium Monday night, recalling how they were a voice for the president during some of the most monumental events of the last two decades. The panelists – Dana Perino, Ari Fleischer, Mike McCurry and Dee Dee Myers – focused on the stresses of being one […]

Letters to the Editor

Chick-fil-A serves up homophobia Many GW students and faculty eat at the Chick-fil-A in J Street, unaware of the restaurant chain’s deep ties to anti-gay organizations. Chick-fil-A has, in the past, partnered with such homophobic groups as Focus on the Family, the National Organization for Marriage, the Family Research Council and Exodus International; these are […]