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.

‘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 […]

What exactly is ‘Mambo Sauce’?

GW Hatchet Video: Mambo Sauce play_blip_movie_489972(); Check out our exclusive interview with DC’s own Mambo Sauce, a Go-go band. Go-go is a style of music that originated in DC and was pioneered by Chuck Brown. Today, Mambo Sauce continues the legacy of this special DC culture. Mambo Sauce is a new band from the District […]

Saumya Narechania: Reconsidering rankings

Like most confused 17-year olds, I turned to the U.S. News and World Report rankings along with any other random grading systems I could find online when deciding what university I should attend. It took me four years to realize that the rankings did not really matter and I was stupid for blindly taking them […]

Staff Editorial: Towards the future: a focus on academics

The first in a two-part series examining GW’s new president On the eve of his inauguration as our University’s 16th president, Steven Knapp has had a whirlwind introduction to the world of GW. In his few short months at the helm in Foggy Bottom, Knapp has been met with challenging circumstances that demanded reasonable and […]