November 15, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 26

Stories from the November 15, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Knapp’s Inauguration: Many students do not plan to attend

Freshman Allison Shawcross said even if she did not have a scheduling conflict she would not attend University President Steven Knapp’s inauguration Friday morning. “Even though the event is a significant part of GW’s history, I feel like my time can be better spent on a Friday,” Shawcross said. “If it was on a weekend […]

Women ready for Scarlet Knights

The clock had yet to expire Wednesday night during the GW women’s basketball team’s win over the University of Kentucky, but the fans’ attention had already shifted. “We want Rutgers!” rang throughout Smith Center during the game’s final minutes as the GW faithful anticipated the Colonials’ Sunday night opponent. The matchup offers GW’s first chance […]

Zaytinya: worth a trip to Chinatown

Web Extra Two hours after passing through Zaytinya’s double glass doors, I reclined contentedly in my seat. “I can’t eat another bite,” I say, finally resting my fork on the table. “I was full half an hour ago,” my friend quipped. Her eyes rove over our now empty plates, stopping to contemplate a lone piece […]

‘Current Nobody’ premieres at Wooly Mammoth Theatre

Web Extra Playwright Melissa James Gibson does not seem too interested in Homer’s Cyclops, Lotus-Eaters or the Trojan horse. Instead, she finds that more trying than any of the divine challenges Odysseus overcomes are the emotional battles faced by those who have never climbed aboard his ship. In the world premiere of “Current Nobody” at […]

University highlights Knapp’s emphasis on research

The University showcased the research efforts of GW professors and a Harvard Shakespeare scholar Wednesday in honor of University President Steven Knapp’s inauguration. Wednesday was one of three themed days leading up to Knapp’s inauguration Friday morning at Smith Center. In an interview, he reiterated his oft-stated goal of turning GW into a top-tier research […]

Knapp highlights GW partnerships within the District

Web Extra Celebrations of University President Steven Knapp’s upcoming inauguration began Tuesday by highlighting GW’s relationship with the District of Columbia. Knapp demonstrated the University’s close links with the District by visiting public schools, touring the Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinic, meeting with District business representatives at the School of Business and discussing local public […]

Commencement to be held on Mall

Commencement ceremonies will be held on the National Mall for the third consecutive year, a University administrator said this week. The graduation event is traditionally held on the Ellipse in front of the White House but was moved to the Capitol lawn for the last two years due to construction. Despite the availability of the […]

Life after the presidency

For the first time in many years, former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is driving his own car and filling his own gas tank – his retirement does not come with a paid driver. Despite choosing to retire from his life as a University president, Trachtenberg still has many responsibilities that include teaching a graduate […]

Crime Log

Destruction 11/10/07 – Ivory Tower – 12:44 a.m. – case closed A student reported broken ceiling tiles in their residence hall. University Police Department officers arrived and found that 14 ceiling tiles on the second floor had been vandalized. No suspects or witnesses Disorderly Conduct 11/09/07 – New Hall – 11:56 p.m. – case closed […]

Hip-Hop Live! tour to hit 9:30

In recent years, hip-hop has been much maligned for its growing stagnation. Many artists in the genre have shifted away from the intricate, lyric-driven style the genre was founded upon to a poppier, beat-oriented sound. Among claims that real hip-hop is gone forever, the Hip-Hop Live! Tour blasts into 9:30 Club Nov. 18 to prove […]