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.

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 […]

QuickTakes: Holiday cheer on a budget

Hatchet Arts presents tasteful holiday gift options that make a statement with a low price tag. It’s the thought that counts? FOR HER: Amy Grant “Home For Christmas,” 98 cents used ( This album: #2 on the Billboard 200. In 1992. Mood ring, $3.99 ( Ideal for convincing that 1970s tween you’re after to go […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Elliott School Book Party Come join a wine and cheese reception for 12 Elliott School of International Affairs faculty members who published books this year. 4:30 p.m. 1957 E St., Room 602 Friday Friday Night Live Party all night long at the WRGW free concert. The night will feature bands such as The Dance […]

Alum murdered in Northwest D.C.

A GW alumnus and his wife were brutally murdered in Northwest D.C. late last month, and police have charged two people with first-degree murder in connection with the deaths. Michael Spevak, who graduated from GW in 1961, and his wife Virginia were found dead in their home on Nov. 22. Police found their bodies bound […]

Gates urges Obama to invest in service

Bill Gates urged President-elect Barack Obama and his administration on Wednesday morning in the Marvin Center to continue funding education reform projects and to reduce global poverty despite the economic downturn. In his first public speech since September, the co-founder of Microsoft said the United States needs to be optimistic and must continue to fund […]