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.

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 […]

Ten minutes in ‘Takoma Park’

Takoma Park is not Hollywood. Still, the small town in Maryland is the backdrop for a compelling story, says sophomore Vikrum Mathur. Mathur acted in “Takoma Park,” a 10-minute short film which will be showcased at the DC Independent Film Festival on Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m. The film, directed by David Andalman, was […]


Watchmen | dir. Zack Snyder | (WB)A derivative effort on the part of Zack Snyder to convey that yes, in fact, he has read “Watchmen.” Though the two-dimensional character representations work as cartoonish forms of the novel, moments of depth from Alan Moore’s classic are stripped away onscreen. Still, props for the lack of heavy-handed […]

District Mixtape: Alternative Spring Break

Leaders of GW’s Alternative Spring Break provided us with their choice tracks in preparation for their week-long trip to New Orleans to restore homes. 1. Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American 2. Citizen Cope – Son’s Gonna Rise 3. The Strokes – You Only Live Once 4. Gritz – My Life Be Like 5. Simon […]