April 20, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 58

Stories from the April 20, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters to the Editor

No more music On March 30, I received an email from the music listserv declaring “beginning instrumental or vocal instruction will no longer be offered, either as studio or as class instruction.” I must say that I’m appalled. In the past couple of years the music department has been a hotbed of activity for the […]

Prof. Maida Withers presents ‘Thresholds Crossed’

Think of an older woman whose hair is graying and whose life experiences show in the creases of her skin. Now think of that woman in a dance leotard, devoid of her social confines. This woman dances for five hours a day, flies around the world, meets with foreign artists and goes to bed well […]

Ben Cocchiaro: not just a wedding singer

In Ben Cocchiaro’s senior year of high school, he received a gig from an online ad that read “Wanted: guitarist for a wedding. Must play Bob Dylan.” While the sophomore’s entry into the wedding circuit as a musician at such a young age may be impressive, don’t call him the wedding singer – it is […]

The Bar Belle: Camelot Show Bar

Camelot Show Bar 1823 M St. NW When I walked out of senior night at Sign of the Whale last Thursday (earlier than expected), I was surprised to see my friends waiting for me next door – at the entrance to Camelot. This was not part of the plan. “There’s no cover, and you know […]

WEB EXTRA: Movie review: “American Dreamz”

“Are Americans to blame for America?” Omer asks his friend in the weirdly funny film “American Dreamz” (Universal Pictures). This somewhat stimulating question is one of the many that remains unanswered in Paul Weitz’s (“About a Boy,” “American Pie”) new comedy. Oh yeah, and Omer is a potential terrorist who’s having a moral dilemma before […]

WEB EXTRA: Katz discusses Square 54 plans with students

GW Executive Vice President and Treasurer Louis Katz said at a Monday night meeting that revenue generated from the use of Square 54 would be exclusively used to construct a new science center in place of the parking garage at 22nd and H streets Concerned students packed Ivory Tower’s common room Monday to learn about […]

WEB EXTRA: John Butler Trio

John Butler is the type of artist who seems to contradict himself. How can he be such a laid-back guy, and yet be so motivated in his professional aspirations? It seems as though the 31-year-old Australian has found the perfect combination between “chill” and “go-getter.” At his April 6 show at the 9:30 Club, Butler’s […]

WEB EXTRA: Metro may expand to BWI, Dulles

Future GW students may not have to worry about how they are going to get to all three local airports if Metro finishes recently proposed expansions to both Dulles and Baltimore-Washington International. Late last month Maryland initiated a $1 million study to analyze a possible 20-mile expansion of the Metro’s green line with a stop […]

Argentina native wins teaching prize in last year at GW

Professor In?s Azar may stand a head shorter than most people, but her less- than-average height does not put a limit on the number of students and colleagues who look up to her. Azar, a professor of Spanish and human sciences, is this year’s recipient of the Trachtenberg Prize for Teaching, an award given to […]

Kreuzer loses appeal in Ivory Tower case

Foggy Bottom resident Donald Kreuzer’s lawsuit against GW was defeated for a second time last week. But his lawyer said the longtime resident still isn’t ready to give up his case. Kreuzer, a dentist who works in the Watergate complex, has been bringing suits against the University since May 2003, alleging that the construction of […]