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.

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 9/10/09 – 1959 E Street – 11:40 p.m. – case closed University Police Department officers responded to a complaint that an unknown subject was throwing orange peels out of his or her window. Officers canvassed the area in question and interviewed residents, but were unable to identify a suspect. No identifiable suspects 9/12/09 […]

Jordan Chapman: Stop the noisemaking

I am a Republican, although in the eyes of some of my conservative brethren, I am not a very good one. My party has moved more and more to the right in the past few decades, pushing out moderates who once provided a calming influence to the fiery rhetoric of the right. The Young America’s […]

Elliott School to launch new research center

The Elliott School of International Affairs plans to launch a new research center this fall that will encourage scholarly work as part of the school’s graduate program for security policy. Elliott School Associate Dean Douglas Shaw said the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies will support research projects and delve into “policy-relevant” questions regarding war, […]

Staff Editorial: The picture-perfect provost

Correction appended On Monday, the University kicked off its nationwide search for GW’s first chief academic officer and provost. The search comes three months after Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman announced his plans to officially retire in December of 2010. This search presents an opportunity to rejuvenate GW’s leadership and solve lingering […]

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, 1. August Burns Red – Marianas Trench 2. […]