March 29, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 50

Stories from the March 29, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

“Pillowman” a dark comedy

Despite its gentle name, “The Pillowman” is as dark and twisted as they come. The play, running at Studio Theatre March 14 through April 22, is part grisly campfire story, part cautionary tale. Set in an unnamed totalitarian state, police arrest and question writer Katurian Katurian (his parents were funny people) about the contents of […]

Officials say A-10 expansion reports are false

Rumors about a Connecticut university becoming the 15th member of the Atlantic 10 conference are completely false, a conference official said Wednesday. The Hartford Courant reported that Quinnipiac University, a private school in Hamden, Conn., is pushing to join the A-10 after its basketball team finished11-7 in the Northeastern Conference this year. Ray Cella, an […]

This month in live music

Before April showers us with an eclectic month of music in the District, there are a few musical loose-ends to tie up for March. Tonight, Iota Club & Caf? is hosting the CD-release party for Local folk singer/songwriter Vandaveer. His latest album “Grace & Speed,” released on Gypsy Eyes, was released March 20. Christina Aguilera’s […]

Cricket calling

Despite its international following, many Americans aren’t very familiar with the British sport cricket. But walk through University Yard, and students might get a lesson. Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, freshmen Alexander Sternberg and Ankit Sheth assemble on their makeshift field at the grassiest spot on the Foggy Bottom campus, using an unnatural winding motion […]

Gay Mass. Representative visits GW

Prominent gay congressman Barney Frank spoke about issues ranging from same-sex marriage to the war in Iraq to more than 60 students at Marvin Center. Frank, who was voted funniest congressman in a recent Washingtonian magazine poll, showed his sense of humor while cracking jokes on almost every subject he discussed. Allied in Pride and […]

Varsity Roundup

Baseball The GW baseball team dropped games to Georgetown, 5-4, and at Towson, 19-2, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. The Hoyas scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to take the victory. The game was played at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda, Md. The Colonials dropped to 8-16 on the season. Lacrosse The […]

New iHousing selection draws mixed student reaction

Most students received one of their top-three housing picks for next year, according University statistics. During the inaugural run of the computerized program iHousing, 82 percent of applicants received one of their top-three housing choices, with 71 percent receiving their first choice, said Seth Weinshel, assignments director of GW Housing Programs. “We are very happy […]

Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

Campus Plan Following months of deliberation, D.C. Board of Zoning’s acceptance of the 20-year Campus Plan is a major step toward centralizing GW. Foggy Bottom residents should realize that this is a positive proposal for all members of the community. SA platforms Student Association President-elect Nicole Capp and Vice-President-elect Brand Kroeger have proposed ambitious agendas […]

GW mulls green group

GW is absent from a list of more than 100 colleges and universities that agreed to work toward eliminating carbon emissions and promote a more environmentally friendly campus. The American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, a group dedicated to tackling global warming through eliminating carbon emissions on college campuses, invited GW to join the […]

Andrew Siddons: Hands off Alumni House

There’s a not-so-great rumor around campus that you might have read about on this page. In her March 1 column, “Beating the ‘buff and blue’ blues,” (p. 4) Hatchet Contributing Opinions Editor Diana Kugel mentioned the possibility that President-elect Steven Knapp might be moving into Alumni House. Kugel likes the sound of this, arguing that […]