March 12, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 48

Stories from the March 12, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

NBA owner named to Business School hall of fame

Washington Wizards owner and GW alumnus Abe Pollin was inducted into the GW School of Business Sports Executives Hall of Fame at a ceremony in the Smith Center on Monday. National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern gave a speech at the Smith Center Monday afternoon recognizing Pollin’s business and philanthropic endeavors. University President Steven Knapp […]

Foggy Bottom Grocery may become sandwich shop

Two GW graduates are in talks with the University to become tenants of the building now occupied by the Foggy Bottom Grocery near the corner of 22nd and F streets. Former Student Association President and 2005 graduate Kris Hart and 2006 graduate Devlin Keating hope to take over the grocery store, which will be prime […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities: Presidential Transitions and the Confirmation Process How are presidential transitions made? Learn why the transition process is necessary and how it works. 5:30 p.m. Room 505 in 1959 E Street National College Comedy Competition GW’s receSs hosts a live stand-up comedy show. The funniest eight students will advance to a […]

Knapp pushes funding for humanities

University President Steven Knapp told the National Humanities Association Tuesday afternoon that it is more important than ever to fund the study of humanities. Knapp, a former professor of English literature, emphasized the implications of the economic crisis on funding for advanced humanities studies and research during a speech in the Marvin Center. About 200 […]

Crime Log

Assault 3/3/09 – 11:04 p.m. – Lisner Auditorium – case closed A patron of Lisner Auditorium reported that she was assaulted by a man working at an event. The patron, who was not affiliated with the University, said that the man – a contractor – came up to her, pushed her, hit her in the […]

Filmmaker discusses women’s roles in government

The creator of a documentary chronicling women’s roles in government, media and society discussed her movie Tuesday night at Funger Hall. As part of GW’s celebration of women’s history month, Maryann Breschard, the author and filmmaker who created the 2006 documentary, “Running in High Heels,” put her documentary on display Tuesday evening and took questions […]

Dutch diplomat discusses women’s rights

The Netherlands’ ambassador to the United States outlined the worldwide condition of women’s human rights as part of International Women’s Day at the Elliott School of International Affairs Tuesday afternoon. Renee Jones-Bos, a 28-year veteran of the Dutch foreign ministry, recalled her experiences with women in places such as Yemen and the Congo and passionately […]

Professor raises remain above average

Full-time GW professors received an average pay increase of about 5 percent at the beginning of this year, Vice President of Academic Affairs Donald Lehman said Tuesday. On average, full-time professors received a 4.9 percent increase and associate and assistant professors saw a 4.8 percent increase in their 2009 salaries – about 1 percent higher […]

On rock and Harvard

Justin Rice and Christian Rudder make up Bishop Allen, an indie rock duo who play with a revolving door of other musicians and are scheduled to take the stage at the Black Cat Thursday, March 12. Rice, the outfit’s vocalist and keyboardist, spoke with Hatchet Arts about life in Brooklyn, his Harvard past and keeping […]

SA denies Bhangra Blowout funding

Members of the South Asian Society are scrambling to find donors for their largest event of the year, Bhangra Blowout, after the Student Association Finance Committee denied the organization’s request for funding Monday. Last year the committee gave the organization $6,000 to put on the event, which is one of the largest South Asian dance […]