December 4, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 30

Stories from the December 4, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Activists discuss living with AIDS

Chris Barnhill introduced himself to a room of nearly two dozen GW students on Monday by telling them that he was HIV-positive. As part of World AIDS Day, Barnhill shared his story of being born HIV-positive after his parents used contaminated needles for heroin. “I have been positive for 21 years,” Barnhill said. “But it […]

Accessible art

The ideal holiday gift could come in the form of a painting done with a water gun. Or paint-dipped darts. So says Patrick McDonough, a second- year graduate student in studio art at GW. McDonough is displaying works in the student gallery sale – which is intended to become an annual event – held this […]

Univ. hires firm to study arming UPD

Correction appended The University hired consulting firm James Lee Witt Associates to study the feasibility of arming University Police Department officers, a University spokeswoman said Monday. Witt Associates, which calls itself “a crisis and emergency management consulting firm,” will lead a review of campus safety with the help of a committee of GW administrators. The […]

District Mixtape: School Without Walls kids

Renovations to their 2130 G St. location have SWW students temporarily relocated in Northeast D.C. HatchetArts is hoping they miss us as much as we do them: The lines aren’t long enough at Wendy’s. Thanks for the playlist goes to news intern Alex Altskan, a senior at the boundary-less magnet school. 1. The Count & […]

You better listen to the radio

Generic Theater Company will perform “Radio Free America” this weekend, an original work by theater professor Ally Currin. When director Maddie Shapiro, a senior, was unable to secure the rights to a play she found in a bookstore during her year abroad in England, she focused her directorial attention on the GW professor’s work. “I […]

Police investigate local bank robbery

Police are looking for a man who stole an undisclosed amount of money from a Bank of America near campus last Friday. The male suspect walked into the Bank of America branch at 2001 Pennsylvania Ave. around 9:10 a.m., passed an employee a note demanding “all the large bills” and said he had a gun, […]

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

If you have $5: Dance on campus this Friday, Dec. 5, at WRGW’s Friday Night Live series, featuring headliners The Dance Party. The event is free and starts at 8 p.m. in the Mitchell Hall theater. If you have $10:Unleash self-aware, self-restrained dance moves at the Black Cat this Friday, Dec. 5 for CryFest, the […]

Extra ball tickets doled out to wait list

The University began to release additional Inaugural Ball tickets this week to a waiting list of more than 1,500 people. Since Monday, hundreds of students on the waiting list for GW’s Inaugural Ball have been contacted with an offer to purchase two tickets each, University spokeswoman Tracy Schario said. The University will release a total […]

Few attend Student Association town hall on diversity

A Student Association town hall on diversity Tuesday night drew fewer than 20 students to discuss obstacles facing multicultural programs on campus. The forum was held in Thurston Hall and a half-hour after the event’s scheduled start time of 7 p.m., only 13 people were present. Some students filtered in later, bringing the attendance to […]

Channeling angst and high school

For student directors, engaging with stereotypes presented the opportunity to overturn those stereotypes. The musical “bare,” presented this weekend by Forbidden Planet Productions, explores the conflicts of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school, centering on a romantic relationship between roommates Jason, a popular jock, and Peter, his more reserved boyfriend. Jason is played […]