April 16, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 55

Stories from the April 16, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Gelman first floor renovations delayed until fall

Correction appended Renovation of Gelman Library’s first floor, which was slated to begin this spring, will be pushed back to the fall due to technological complications, University Librarian Jack Siggins said. While the library is currently raising money for a $5 million overhaul of the aging building’s ground level, Siggins said he hoped to put […]

Directors tackle Charlie Brown, Godot

Be it bringing the Peanuts comic strip to life, or bringing life to the experience of waiting, first-time directors Patrick Burgwinkle and Ellen Barr agree: Directing is hard. “It’s definitely a lot harder than it looks,” Burgwinkle said of his experience directing “Waiting For Godot,” the 1940s play by Irish writer Samuel Beckett, which presents […]


“Observe and Report” Warner Bros. Directed by Jody Hill. People who don’t laugh at Seth Rogen have their reasons. They have had enough of the school of Judd Apatow and all its pseudo-indie trappings. They dub Rogen’s brand of humor lazy, too accessible, too derivative. They are offended by beer-soaked humor fixated on sex or […]

Man given probation for McFadden’s assault

A New York resident who pleaded guilty to assaulting an employee at McFadden’s Bar and Grill in December was sentenced Tuesday to nine months probation, a clerk for the presiding judge said. David Casagrande, 21, was arrested in December and charged with assault with a deadly weapon after he attacked a bar employee, 23-year-old Michael […]

Planet Forward debuts on PBS

Friday Planet Forward, a unique Web-television hybrid program created by GW professor Frank Sesno, premiered on Wednesday night both in Funger Hall and nationally on PBS. The show included a discussion panel, originally taped in the Jack Morton Auditorium, comprised of several experts in environmental issues, including President Obama’s chief energy adviser, Carol Browner. The […]

SA senate votes to continue SRI Commission

Correction appended The Student Association senate voted in support of continuing the Socially Responsible Initiatives Commission Tuesday night at the senate’s last meeting of the year. The SRI, which was operating on a two-year trial basis, allocates $25,000 a year to fund events on campus deemed “socially responsible,” meaning they help the community either by […]

Lisner hosts African musicians

World music will take hold of Lisner Auditorium this weekend, as performers Habib Koité and Dobet Gnahoré take the stage, showcasing African music, percussion and dance. The show, scheduled for Thursday, April 16, is the only one of its kind – uniting the artists for a co-headlining event – as each is on a separate […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday France’s Return to the Integrated Military Command of NATO Join Ambassador Pierre Vimont of France to discuss the country’s new NATO policies during the organization’s 60th anniversary. 12:30 p.m. 1957 E Street, State Room Jackie Robinson Night Celebrate the 62nd anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut in major league baseball. Former Washington Redskins linebacker Andre […]

Senior plans to cycle cross-country for MS

Web Extra While some seniors plan a post-Commencement summer vacation, Kevin Bing is training to spend his summer biking across the country to promote multiple sclerosis research – outfitted with little more than a sleeping bag, tent and an eagerness to help others. Bing will bicycle from Virginia to Oregon to raise money for “Bike […]