February 9, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 40

Stories from the February 9, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The Bar Belle: Dupont Circle art galleries

Rumor on the street had it that the first Friday of every month was the time to head to Dupont Circle to check out a consortium of art galleries. Rumor on the street also had it that there was free liquor. So, as Monty Python would say: “And now for something completely different.” From 6 […]

Cabin fever cure: Impressionism will cure the winter blues

If you feel like you need a dose of spring and color, drop whatever you are doing and go see the “C?zanne in Provence” exhibition at the National Gallery of Art. The day I went was one of those February days where the sun never seems to emerge from behind the gray rain clouds. Yet […]

National black history museum coming to D.C.

Planning is under way to create the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a new museum to grace the National Mall. According to the Web site of the Smithsonian Institution, the museum “will be the only museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history and culture.” In December, President […]

The Ladies’ Man: Moliere’s Don Juan returns to original form

Full of frenzied energy, The Shakespeare Theatre’s production of Moli?re’s classic play Don Juan has a surprisingly contemporary feel. Director Stephen Wadsworth’s new translation and adaptation of the work, coupled with a sumptuous visual aesthetic and energetic blocking, invigorates the text with an overindulgent style that seems only fitting for the pre-Revolution era. The program […]

Kalb welcomes ombudsmen

When media consumers take issue with the way news is presented, they turn to the ombudsmen. On Monday night, former “Meet the Press” host Marvin Kalb turned to the ombudsmen to discuss their jobs and the state of the media. On the radio talk show “The Kalb Report,” co-sponsored by GW and hosted by veteran […]

Colleges hiring front men to hear student complaints

Brad Holland is a busy guy. Since coming to the University of Virginia nine years ago, he has been attentively listening to faculty, staff, administration and students – all of whom seem to have some kind of problem with the way things are being run. His job? To solve those problems. “It really runs the […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5 Head over to the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage to see members of the Kennedy Center’s opera house orchestra perform on Thursday and Friday at 6 p.m. Seven musicians will play selections from Mendelssohn and Taneyev. The Millennium Stage offers free shows everyday at 6 p.m., so be sure to check out […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 2/5 – Mitchell Hall – 1:45 a.m. – case closed University Police officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious odors on a floor in the dormitory. When officers arrived there were four individuals in the room, three of whom were not affiliated with GW. Three grams of marijuana, in addition to […]

WEB UPDATE: Board raises tuition by 3.9 percent

Posted Friday, Feb. 10, 2:35 p.m. The GW Board of Trustees voted on Friday to raise tuition rates for the 2006-2007 academic year by the lowest amount in more than two decades. At their winter meeting in 1957 E St., the 35-member body raised tuition for undergraduate students by 3.9 percent. The incoming freshman class […]

‘Firewall’ goes up in flames

When did Harrison Ford become MacGyver? In Warner Bros. new movie “Firewall,” Harrison Ford takes his iconic tough-guy persona to a ridiculous new level. Ford plays Jack Stanfield, doting husband and father, and senior banking executive. One day Jack thinks he’s meeting with another client, but it turns out to be an elaborate plan orchestrated […]