April 13, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 56

Stories from the April 13, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

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

If you have $5 The Phillips Collection celebrates the return of the Renoir masterpiece “Luncheon of the Boating Party” by giving all visitors free admission this Saturday and Sunday. Even if you don’t know who Renoir is, you should check out this gem of a museum in upper Dupont, which is also exhibiting works by […]

Hoops Notes

Temple gets Dunphy Fran Dunphy, a Philadelphia native and coach of the University of Pennsylvania, was hired by Temple to replace John Chaney. Dunphy becomes the only coach to have led two Big Five schools, the collective name for the college basketball teams in the Philadelphia area. “Now I get a chance to almost be […]

Crime Log

Weapons Violation 4/5 – 2100 block of F Street – 12:05 a.m. – case closed University Police officers responded to a noise complaint at a parking lot. An officer observed a student whirling what appeared to be nun chucks. He said he was practicing for an upcoming talent show and was unaware that nun chucks […]

Segways the latest trend among campus police forces

It’s still rare to see a student or professor gliding to class on a Segway Human Transporter, but soon the self-balancing, battery-powered scooters may be common fare among campus police. Drexel University, Loyola University of New Orleans, University of Nevada at Reno, Worchester Polytechnic and Duke University have all bought Segways for their police forces. […]

Quigley’s awaits construction permits

Major construction on the vacant Quigley’s building at 21st and G Streets, which was set to reopen as the TONIC restaurant by January 2007, has been delayed by four months. The restaurant’s opening date could be missed if there are further delays. GW still expects to open the restaurant by the target date, but “the […]

WEB EXTRA: A (forgettable) tale of two cities

At the beginning of the modernist era, Paris was the cultural center of the world and London was the financial center of the world. The two superpowers of Europe had a symbiotic relationship: whatever Paris produced London bought and sold; Paris provided the avant-garde talent and London provided the money to support the artists and […]

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

F Street plans released The University, in partnership with D.C. Public Schools, released plans for the renovation of the School Without Walls and the construction of a new residence hall on the F Street tennis courts. The deal highlights GW’s commitment to local high school students and helps the University comply with the Campus Plan, […]

The agony of defeat the focus of ‘The Persians’

You’ve never heard of “The Persians.” They don’t teach it in theater history, at least not at GW. But it is, according to the Shakespeare Theater, the oldest surviving play in Western literature. You might remember the situation from middle school ancient history: Athens, under attack by the vast Persian Empire, is emptied. Athenians take […]

The Bar Belle: Senior Nights

Senior nights All around the District In case you’ve been living in a box, or somehow have avoided Class Council’s e-mails for the last year, you’ve already been to (or at least heard about) the “senior nights” in the D.C. area. Senior nights have their advantages: they expose the GW population to a new set […]