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.

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 […]

Students participate in immigration protest

GW students joined the hundreds of thousands of demonstrators who rallied on the Mall Monday in opposition to illegal immigration legislation. But several student organizations said they weren’t getting involved as a group because immigration is less of a political issue and more of a personal matter. Amanda Beltran, director of public relations for GW’s […]

Calendar

Thursday The Jenny McKean Moore Reading Series – a reading by Natasha Trethewey Join the noted poet for a special GW reading. 8 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheatre Sponsored by the GW English Department Creative Writing Program Maida Withers: A Choreographer’s Life Photographic and video exhibit of the creative and performance work of Maida […]