March 13, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 49

Stories from the March 13, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The New Jazz Drummer

Pat Metheny’s new release “Day Trip” (Nonesuch Records) is the first trio album that the jazz-fusion pioneer has recorded in nearly eight years. While Metheny’s more recent work with his group has consisted mostly of tightly arranged compositions for a large ensemble, “Day Trip” marks a shift to the trio format showcasing the improvisational prowess […]

NAACP chairman will speak at Commencement

Breaking News Monday, March 24, 10:05 a.m. Julian Bond, the chairman of the NAACP, will deliver this year’s keynote address at Commencement, the University announced today. The May 18 appearance on the National Mall coincides with the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination. University spokesperson Tracy Schario said the school recently extended the […]

Film Feature: “Off The Rocker”

Vitality is timeless. As in, yeah, old people have wrinkles. But they also have sex, pump iron and hit nightspots dancing, apparently. “When you focus on a subject documentary-wise you really learn a lot about human relationships,” says Matthew Bardocz, director, editor and co-producer of “Off the Rocker,” a film recounting the experience of a […]

Last-second shot sends Colonials to Sweet 16

Tuesday, March 25, 12:22 a.m. STANFORD, Calif., March 24 – Bank. Swish. Buzzer. Ballgame. And that was it. After 39 and a half minutes of trailing a step behind University of California, senior Sarah-Jo Lawrence’s four-foot floater dropped effortlessly through the net and sent the sixth-seeded GW women’s basketball team’s bench screaming into the Sweet […]

Amanpour reflects on a career of risks abroad

Journalist Marvin Kalb pressed Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s legendary foreign correspondent, about her experiences covering dangerous conflicts and questioned her decision to risk her life for her career at the National Press Club. Amanpour, an award-winning journalist, spoke about the perils of reporting abroad, but stressed the importance and necessity of journalism in a democratic society. […]

D.C. violent crime up, GW still safe

Although GW’s Foggy Bottom campus can seem like a protective bubble, the University is located in a city with some of the nation’s highest crime rates. Last year the District experienced a 7 percent increase in homicide rates as well as increased rates of non-fatal shooting and gun related violence, according to Metropolitan Police Department […]

This time, jubilation all around

Tuesday, March 25, 12:22 a.m. STANFORD, Calif., March 24 – Amid some court controversy, a shocked crowd and general disbelief was senior Sarah-Jo Lawrence of the sixth-seeded GW women’s basketball team in the arms of her teammates, with a smile as wide as the state of California is long. After all, the guard had just […]

Conservative group to bring Rove to GW

Former White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove will return to GW for a Young America’s Foundation lecture at the end of the month. The Republican strategist who helped mastermind the election and re-election of President George W. Bush will address members of YAF, a campus conservative group, at 7 p.m. on March 28. […]

Professor resigns without notice

Correction appended A popular speech and hearing science professor resigned abruptly last week and later sent an e-mail to a student indicating discrimination influenced her decision. Linda Bland Stewart, known to her students as “Dr. LBS,” indicated she could not divulge specifics about her departure but that she “can no longer tolerate discrimination.” “I regret […]