October 8, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 16

Stories from the October 8, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

When Washington and Hollywood collide

At the Alumni Film Festival on Saturday, two films were screened that proved that even in Hollywood, some alumni have trouble escaping the political sphere of Washington. Former GW students David Leaf and John Schneider screened their films “The U.S. vs. John Lennon” and “Mr. Schneider Goes to Washington,” respectively, and followed each with a […]

GW receives millions in stimulus funds

The University has received about $13 million in stimulus grants this year from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, and money is still coming in, University officials said this week. About $10 million in grants have gone to the GW Medical Center and were distributed to faculty for research on AIDS, […]

Crime Log

Burglary II 10/3/09 – Staughton Hall – 4:50 a.m. – Case closed University Police Department officers responded to a report of an unknown male individual throwing a fire extinguisher against the side of Staughton Hall. Upon further investigation, officers found damage done to the first floor, including a hole punched in a door, and fire […]

‘Performance laboratory’ pumps plays to life

It’s all about creative collaboration at the third annual New Plays Festival happening this weekend in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre. “Working on a new piece is exciting for everybody,” said professor Leslie Jacobson, the director of this year’s showcase. “It’s a celebration of creativity and the actors get to be the model for how […]

Clinton, Gates convene in Lisner

In an event billed as unprecedented for two cabinet secretaries, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates discussed a wide range of international affairs issues in Lisner Auditorium Monday night, from a possible troop surge in Afghanistan to Iran’s nuclear programs and human rights violations. Tickets for the event sold out […]

U.S. ambassador on women’s issues speaks at Elliott School

Web Exclusive Women’s participation in leadership and peacemaking is vital for a country’s survival, President Barack Obama’s Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues told an audience of students and women’s leaders at the Elliott School last Tuesday. Obama created the position of ambassador to global women’s issues and appointed Melanne Verveer in April 2009. Verveer, speaking […]

District Mixtape: Plumsucker

Experimental blues duo Plumsucker began playing together last March, and plans to release an album this winter. Catch the two GW students at the Wonderland Ballroom in November. In the meantime, listen to some of their favorite songs. 1. These Are My Twisted Words: Radiohead 2. Cities: Talking Heads 3. Duete Solo Dancers: Charles Mingus […]

University drops Greek townhouse bills

The University dropped tens of thousands of dollars in housing charges for Greek-letter organizations this week, citing economic issues that prevented groups from filling spaces in their University-owned townhouses over the summer. By contract, Greek-letter groups are obligated to fill 95 percent of the beds in their University-owned townhouses all throughout the year. Groups that […]

Back in the Game

On a rainy Friday morning, Brian Ellerbe sits at his desk – comfortably and slightly reclined – with a laptop on either side, smiling. As he speaks, he does not grin once or twice or even occasionally, but practically as a means of punctuation. His lips stretch the square goatee that borders them, easing his […]

With little fanfare, SA allocates $380,000

The Student Association senate passed the 2009-2010 initial allocations bill Tuesday night with no amendments, little debate and in barely half an hour. The allocation process traditionally garners attention, boisterous public comment from student organizations and heated debate, but the nearly $380,000 bill passed quickly and quietly, with two senators abstaining from voting, and only […]