Thursday Fall Film Series Catch a double feature of "Pirates of the Caribbean 2" and "You, Me and Dupree." 7 p.m.: Pirates of the Caribbean 2 10 p.m.: You, Me and Dupree Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by Program Board Friday Push America Dunk Tank Stop by University Yard and dunk some Greeks! All proceeds will go to philanthropy organization Push America.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
On Wednesday a new design for the University's main homepage was unveiled after a year-long planning process. "A new look for the homepage was basically long overdue," said Tracy Schario, director of Media Relations. An interdepartmental committee formed in fall 2005 assessed the site and recommended changes, said Deborah Snelgrove, senior executive director and chief creative officer for Student and Academic Support Services.
Alpha Delta Pi wins Elizabeth Moselay Coles Award GW's Alpha Delta Pi Greek-letter organization received the Elizabeth Moseley Coles Award, one of only six that were given out to Alpha Delta Pi chapters nationwide. This award, named in honor of the first president of Alpha Delta Pi after it became a national sorority, is given to the chapter that best exemplifies spirit, loyalty and sisterhood, according to the chapter.
Sixty-two percent of people think the country is on the wrong track, according to a new GW poll conducted in September and released last week. The George Washington University's Battleground political poll released last Thursday found that more than half of the 1,000 participants said the country was headed in the wrong direction.
When freshman Simone Smith visited GW on a campus tour last spring, she decided almost immediately that Mount Vernon was the place for her. "Visiting the Vern is what made everything click for me," she said. Smith is one of 376 students who listed Mount Vernon as a first or second choice for a housing assignment.
The PNC Financial Services Group gave Gelman Library an archive donation valued at $5.2 million that includes documents of Abraham Lincoln's, Francis Scott Key's and Susan B. Anthony's bank activities. The gift from the Riggs Bank archives is the largest gift the Gelman Library has ever received, according to a University press statement released last week.
After avoiding Gelman Library all semester for the relative seclusion of my off-campus apartment, I yielded to my better judgment on Monday night to camp out for a few hours in the fifth floor study room. I wanted to get ahead in some of my classes with midterms looming.
GW Athletic Department officials said this week that the University does not test athletes for performance-enhancing and street drugs, instead relying on the NCAA to enforce that group's prohibition of such substances. Unfortunately, the NCAA's enforcement is inadequate.
In a move that will help ensure an important student service, the University recently agreed to pick up the tab for the Emergency Medical Response Group. This student organization deserves to be free from a political and convoluted Student Association allocation system, but other groups should realize that they are not entitled to consistent funding year after year.
Unbeknownst to GW administrators, I have been working with a major television network to base a show here on campus - "Budget Survivor." The premise of the show is simple. Every week, GW administrators vote to cut another program from the budget in an attempt to save the University from its own fiscal mismanagement.
Reform higher education without restricting economic liberty I agree with Stine Dahlberg's column ("A Shift in Tuition Thinking is Possible," Oct. 9, p. 4) only as far as her argument that the American university system could use much improvement. The writer attempts to argue in favor of the idea of a "utopian university" - but there is a catch.
Tower Records customers will have to start looking for a new place to buy their music and movies. Tower Records, located across from the Marvin Center in the 2000 Penn mall, will be closing its doors.
Professors are reaching out to Foggy Bottom and D.C. residents through the Faculty Senate's University and Urban Affairs Committee by organizing a community speaker series. The speaker series takes place at St. Mary's Court, a retirement community next to New Hall on 24th Street.
Disorderly Conduct 10/7 - Thurston Hall - 5:55 p.m. - case closed A female student began yelling at a student employee in the Thurston lobby when she was denied access to the building. She was going to visit a friend, but did not have her GWorld card or any other form of identification.
The second annual Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, which took place from Oct. 4 through 8, was supposed to climax with a free performance on the National Mall that would have included performances by Poncho Sanchez, Dr. John, John Scofield and Mavis Staples. But with rain and wind in the forecast, these acts were moved to U Street's historic Lincoln Theatre, and instead of being free, would be $15 each.
In "Shortbus," strangers meet at an underground salon to fulfill their sexual fantasies, and director John Cameron Mitchell faithfully records these encounters in all their graphic, non-simulated, unobstructed glory. Sounds obscene, doesn't it? Surprisingly, "Shortbus" - for all its onscreen lewdness - is strangely tame.
I was thinking this on the L train, intent on bursting my own bubble How long should an artist struggle before it isn't worth the hassle And admit we aren't fit to be the ones inside the castle This quest for greatness (or at least hipness) just a scam and too much trouble But then what makes one human being worthy of an easy ride Born to be a natural artist you love or hate but can't deny While us minions in our millions tumble into history's chasm We might have a couple of laughs but we're still wastes of protoplasm Jeffrey Lewis is a complicated guy.
If you have $5 Buy a comic book in the spirit of the free, three-day International Comic Arts Festival, starting Thursday and running through Saturday. Held at the Library of Congress at 10 First Street, S.E., the event is sure to entertain. Discussions and exhibits on various aspects of the art form will take place, so come on down if you take your fun seriously.
Blowjobs, weed, beer, porn and a three-way - no, it's not the latest crime report from UPD, but some of the subject matter of the Theater Department's risqu? new show, "Juvenilia." Set in the dorm of a small liberal arts college, on a full 360-degree rotating stage, the department's latest play follows a group of college friends who challenge each other to have a three-way with the Christian girl next door.
51st State Tavern 2512 L St., N.W. I stopped by 51st State last week to help retire my friend's fake I.D. on her last night of underage drinking. A group of friends had gathered there for beer and wings before heading across the street to McFadden's for a midnight 21st birthday extravaganza of $1 beers.
Ben Kweller, the indie singer-songwriter, will be performing at what he says is his "favorite venue in America," the 9:30 Club, Oct. 18. The club is an ideal setting to hear his quirky brand of indie pop. "It's intimate, yet you feel a definite energy from the crowd," said Kweller, who is on a national tour to promote his new self-titled album, in an interview with the Hatchet.
"A couple days after 9/11, I thought, 'Oh God, I guess I have to start engaging with the world," David Rees said. The creator of "Get Your War On," the popular Web-comic turned play now being put on by Rude Mechs at Woolly Mammoth, Rees became a news junkie, subscribing to periodicals of every political hue to try to make sense of what happened to the world after the attack on his adopted hometown of New York.
"Anything in the immediate future that you're really looking forward to?" "Maybe getting a root canal performed in Los Angeles so I can stop feeling like I'm getting stabbed inside of the head." Kyp Malone, guitarist and singer for Brooklyn-based TV on the Radio, is somewhere in Colorado, and he is in pain.
Hymns is the latest in many manifestations of a band that has outlasted puberty, driving school and college seminars. Ever since meeting in the fourth grade, Brian Harding and Jason Roberts have been playing and writing music together. As the two musicians grew (both physically and musically), they often collaborated on ideas, helping each other to learn how to create music and experiment with different sounds.
While it might be considered a bit pretentious for an artist to cover Radiohead, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Buckley, John Legend, George Gershwin, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell all in one night, Jamie Cullum's performance at the 9:30 Club on Saturday night surely proved otherwise.
When entering the Warner Theater to see "Rain: The Beatles Experience," I was little equipped for what would follow. Armed only with a promise that it would be the "next best thing to seeing the Beatles live" and an introduction/desperate solicitation for listeners by a local radio station, the lights dimmed and the typical list of theater-going caveats began.
Fall recruitment for fraternities ended last week with 17 more students joining a Greek-letter group this year compared to last year. "The 2006 IFC fall recruitment was awesome," said Interfraternity Council President John Och. "The recruitment process for the IFC is a very relaxed and informal process.
While Congress debates the policy implications of Hurricane Katrina, a professor is exploring what the media can do to avoid a situation like the Gulf Coast disaster. This past spring, 20 experts in the fields of journalism, disaster prevention and homeland security met to discuss the holes within the system of distributing information among the media, political authorities and the public.
Mo Rocca, well known for his work on shows such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Larry King Live, and VH1's "I love." series was recently in Bethesda, MD in a show called "Satire in an Absurd World," performed at the historic 6th and I synagogue.
Each year the University warns athletes in accordance with NCAA policy of the consequences of using drugs, but the GW athletic program does not have its own policy in place to curb drug use. The NCAA prohibits the use of street and performance enhancing drugs, but only tests one team in each Division I school per year.
A pep event that will replace Colonials Invasion will take place Nov. 8 in Kogan Plaza, a GW official said. Nicole Maccione-Early, the director of the spirit program, said many of the details are not finalized, but a preseason celebratory event will take place in the evening and will include members of the GW men's and women's basketball teams.
As a young boy, Akos Vertes was hooked on science. An elementary school classmate in communist Hungary told him that hydrochloric acid could dissolve iron. This simple experiment began a lifelong passion for scientific learning. Today Vertes is working on a slightly larger experiment - one that may revolutionize the way scientists study and treat diseases.
U.S. Undersecretary of Democracy and Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky stressed the United States' role in the ongoing international effort to eradicate polio in a speech Tuesday. Dobriansky's address in the Jack Morton Auditorium, the first event in the Elliott School's Distinguished Women in International Affairs speaker series, stressed the importance of foreign policy to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
The youth director for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People just wants some love. Brandon Neal told students Monday night in the Marvin Center that individuals should stand up for their rights as he asked the audience, "Where is the love?" "Where was the love when our country watched brothers and sisters in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina?," said Neal, a 2000 Howard University graduate.
Hundreds of people evacuated Funger Hall Monday afternoon, while the D.C. Fire Department attended to a smoking light fixture. Students in professor James Bailey's organizational behavior class noticed smoke coming out of a ceiling light in Funger 108 at about 4:30 p.
The College Democrats and the College Republicans sparred over which political party better embodied Jewish values at a debate at Hillel Wednesday night. GW KOACH, the University's chapter of a national Jewish student organization affiliated with the conservative movement, invited both groups to discuss human rights, social welfare and support for the state of Israel.
The annual Student Association meeting about allocating money to student organizations has lasted until 4 or 5 a.m. in recent years. Tuesday night's allocations meeting ended just before midnight - but not everyone was happy it was over so soon.
A 2005 Elliott School graduate was kidnapped in the West Bank Wednesday and released later that day. Ansar Assuna - a previously unknown militant Palestinian group - told Reuters wire service that it kidnapped an American student in Nablus, West Bank, a State Department spokesperson told The Hatchet Wednesday evening.
As the Student Association allocated funds to student organizations Tuesday night, one group was not on the agenda. The University will fund student emergency response group EMeRG this year after years of debate about Student Association allocations for the group.
The University Police Department is investigating how fecal matter appeared in the lobby and stairwell of Gelman Library at around 8 p.m. Monday evening.
A Colonial Army proposal outlines new membership incentives including pre-game tailgate parties and discounts at Juice Zone.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees Charles Manatt announced today at a meeting of the body that he will step down from his position when his term expires in June.