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.

February concerts: Globetrotting groove

Although it certainly doesn’t feel like February in D.C., Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and Cupid’s gift to all lovers in the District is a fresh new concert schedule filled with legendary hip-hop artists, old-school funk and not one, but two amazing cover bands – one is a tribute to Neil Diamond […]

WEB UPDATE: No. 8 Colonials get record-setting win over Saint Joe’s

Start the slideshow! Updated Saturday, Feb. 11, 4:45 p.m. PHILADELPHIA – Senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu had 21 points and Philadelphia-native Maureece Rice had 16 in a barn-burner that gave No. 8 GW 64-62 its 20th win of the season over Saint Joseph’s Saturday at Alumni Fieldhouse. The win gives GW its best 21-game start in program […]

GW unveils 20-year Campus Plan

GW officials unveiled the details of a new 20-year Campus Plan outlining the future of its development at a community meeting Tuesday night and said it intends to file the agreement for approval by the city later this month. The new Campus Plan, a legal agreement between the University and the District, provides a framework […]

Coffee & Comedy

While men seem to dominate the world of comedy, strong female comedians such as Melissa Rauch are trying their best to show the world that they are just as good, if not better, than their male counterparts. Best known for her appearances on VH1’s hit show “Best Week Ever,” Rauch described her sense of humor […]

R.I.P. O.D.B.

The past few years have been peppered with the bizarre and unexpected reunions of many musical groups, both important and otherwise. Not to be overshadowed is the reconvening of the very Wu that started it all. The East Coast rap amalgam returns on a grave note after the death of one of the most distinctive […]

WEB EXTRA: Roundtable discusses implications of Hamas victory

Just weeks after Hamas won a surprise victory in the Palestinian elections, former U.S. ambassador Edward “Skip” Gnehm told students at the Elliott School of International Affairs building that the United States is caught in a dilemma of policies. Gnehm, the Shapiro visiting professor of international affairs, said the U.S. offensive against terrorism, its advocacy […]

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 […]