November 20, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 28

Stories from the November 20, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Humor gets intimate with the 14th Grade Players

The appeal of Kevin Mead’s directorial debut: intense humor. Also, a desk. For Mead, directing “Speed-the-Plow” represents a longtime interest in David Mamet, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer best known as a screenwriter for “Wag The Dog.” Similar to the 1997 film, which depicts a presidential administration that constructs a fake war with Albania to cover […]

Josh Akman: Lanciano transfer handled well

The recent transfer of Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Phillip Lanciano has caused controversy in our neighborhood. A little background: Lt. Lanciano has been assigned to patrol Foggy Bottom for the last 11 years, until the end of October, when he was reassigned to a patrol in Southeast. During his career in the area, he frequently […]

District Mixtape: Girls who wear Uggs

Proponents of the most sophisticated boot offer a similarly sophisticated playlist. 1. Khriz y Angel feat. Wayne Wonder – Dance 2. Jordin Sparks – One Step At a Time 3. Kanye West – Love Lockdown 4. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody 5. Dave Matthews Band – Crash Into Me 6. Keke Palmer […]

Women’s basketball capitalizes on teamwork

“Team effort” is an easy term to throw around. More than three players scored in double digits? Team effort. Bench players logging more minutes? Team effort. No clear player of the game? Must have been a team effort. But what do you call it when every healthy player logs considerable minutes? When twelve players have […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5: See 14th Grade Players’ production of David Mamet’s “Speed-the-Plow” performed in the Lisner downstage this Thursday at 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets are $5. If you have $10: Join the GW Department of Theater and Dance for DanceWorks, an annual showcase of student […]

Man dies after fall at F Street construction site

A man fell to his death while installing a window on the seventh floor of the new GW residence hall on F Street Tuesday afternoon. Rosaulino Montano, 46, lost his balance on the inside of the building at about 1:30 p.m., and died instantly after he fell out of the window and hit the concrete […]

News Analysis: Outlook positive in poor economy

While some of the world’s wealthiest universities are freezing hiring, delaying construction and deferring upcoming projects, GW has largely been able to “stay the course” in the failing economy, top administrators said this week. Because GW’s budget is heavily dependent on tuition dollars, few major adjustments are needed to brace against the volatile markets affecting […]

QuickTakes: 007

Shirley Bassey Goldfinger (GOLDFINGER – 1964) It’s like Ethel Merman went on a hallucinogenic acid trip and brought the sleaziest horn section in Vegas along for the ride. In a bad way. -Alexander Abnos Carly Simon Nobody Does it Better (LIVE AND LET DIE – 1973) Only Carly Simon could have written a Bond theme […]

Dance team ranks third in nation

The GW women’s dance team, the First Ladies, will take the stage at the national dance championship next month in Florida ranked third in the nation – their highest preseason ranking ever. The team performs at the Smith Center during basketball games, but team members said placing at the Universal Dance Association’s national championship – […]

Councilwoman shuns arming UPD

D.C. Councilwoman Mary Cheh, D-Ward 3, told GW administrators at a meeting late last month she thinks it would be a mistake to arm the University Police Department. In an effort to keep the city abreast of University issues, including the study of whether or not UPD should be armed, administrators from the GW Office […]