Mira Katz

Spider-man fails to transcend comics

Forty years after first appearing in a comic book, Spider-man (Sony) swings onto the screen amidst great excitement and anticipation. Through bankruptcies, lawsuits, director changes and even a Sept. 11 controversy over advertisements showing the World Trade Center, this film has prevailed, reaching the screen with a sequel already in the making. The film follows […]

AFI Classic Amadeus stages return to big screen

Amadeus, Milos Forman’s 1985 film that won eight Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director, is back in theaters with an added bonus. After the film’s original 1984 release, producer Saul Zaentz and Academy Award-winning director Milos Forman discussed several scenes they had reluctantly left out. They worked with film editor Tom Christopher and original […]

33 arrested in Washington, D.C., Colombia protest

Posted 12:49 a.m April 23 by Mira Katz U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Thirty-three protestors were arrested Monday morning for staging sit-ins that blocked entrances to congressional parking lots in Washington, D.C., while protesting U.S. foreign policy in Colombia. The National Mobilization on Colombia, a pro-Colombian organization, gathered at 14th Street and Madison Drive […]

Students volunteer for MLK Day

More than 400 students and community members came together Monday to commemorate Martin Luther King Day by painting Eastern High School in Southeast D.C. More than 150 GW students – the largest group at the event – participated with students from Georgetown and Howard universities and volunteers from D.C. CARES and the D.C. Jewish Community […]

University hires new VP to oversee programs

Newly appointed special academic programs head Donna Scarboro will send students to the Olympics, Australia and Europe under one position at GW this year while she attempts to consolidate academic and study abroad programs. Scarboro’s office will serve as an umbrella for any academic program that involves more than one school and will examine study […]

Students claim anti-drug ads are ineffective, waste of money

Posted 4:18 p.m. Feb. 25 by Mira Katz U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Student activists are furious over a new “misleading and offensive” White House ad that draws a link between recreational drug users and terrorism. The $130 million ad campaign portrays terrorists purchasing weapons and bomb materials with illegal drug money from young […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Former trainer takes GW to court

Posted 1:30 a.m. Dec. 13- Court proceeding began this week in a sexual discrimination case against GW. Former head trainer Jacquelyn Jenkins is suing the University in D.C. Superior Court because she was not allowed to work with the men’s basketball team for the 1999-2000 season, her first year at the post. Jenkins alleges that […]

Gerson fights for victims’ rights

GW professor Allan Gerson fought successfully to change U.S. policy to allow victims of crime abroad to sue foreign governments in a U.S. court. Representing families of Pan Am Flight 103 bombing victims, Gerson pushed for airline reform that he said might have prevented the Sept. 11 attacks. Gerson, a research professor of international relations […]