September 17, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 10

Stories from the September 17, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sports in Brief

Men’s rowing names new head coach Former Yale heavyweight freshman team coach Mark Davis has been tabbed as GW’s new men’s rowing coach, Senior Associate Director of Athletics Mary Jo Warner announced this week. The position was left vacant after former head coach Greg Myhr left to take the same position at the University of […]

University launches search for provost

Correction appended A nationwide search for the University’s first chief academic officer and provost position began this week when a committee of administrators and consultants assembled for the first time on Monday. After the University announced the retirement of longtime Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Donald Lehman in June, Knapp took the opportunity to […]

Dancing in the streets

Plenty of people are shy dancing in front of others, but dancing in front of strangers, in broad daylight on a city street, is an entirely new concept. But more than a dozen GW dancers did just that this weekend, taking their art to the streets as part of the 17th annual Arts on Foot […]

Female student robbed at gunpoint near campus

A GW student was robbed at gunpoint by two men last weekend near her off-campus residence on 25th Street, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report. The female grad student was walking home alone from a bar at 1:45 a.m. Sunday through Snows Court, an alleyway off of 25th Street between K and I streets, […]

Short films, big ideas

Bigger does not always mean better. That’s what area artists proved at the D.C. Shorts Film Festival this week, an annual event that brings together local filmmakers. “In all seriousness, audiences like films made for shoestrings as much as, if not more than, the blockbusters,” said Jon Gann, the founder of the event. “They’re different […]

District Mixtape: Kill Lincoln

Ska-punk band Kill Lincoln is making a name for itself in Foggy Bottom. Here’s a list of some of the songs they’re listening to, other than their own – the group is currently recording their first full-length album. Check for upcoming shows on their Web site, killlincolndc.com. 1. August Burns Red – Marianas Trench 2. […]

What to see…

If your only source of live music was watching Taylor Swift perform on last week’s MTV Video Music Awards, then take a night off for some real entertainment. These upcoming shows are a must-see for any cultural aficionado in the District. September 25: Snow Patrol is playing at DAR Constitution Hall, located only a couple […]

Dependent on dealers for grades

The pressures of college are enough to drive many students to drugs. It may be impossible to gauge how many students illegally use Attention Deficit Disorder muse methylphenidates like Ritalin and Adderall at GW, but it is difficult to dispute the results many students attribute to the pills themselves. According to a 2004 Harris Interactive […]

Judge issues bench warrant for Ivory Tower intruder

A woman arrested for allegedly breaking into an Ivory Tower room failed to appear in court Tuesday and a bench warrant was issued for her arrest, according to court documents. The woman, Shunita Ellerbe, a 29-year-old Southwest D.C. resident, had already been barred from campus and was arrested in August when she allegedly entered a […]