January 21, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 35

Stories from the January 21, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

24 hours. One play.

How would you describe a play written, produced and performed in 24 hours? Generic Theatre Company cast member Brittany Perrotte called it ” ‘Saturday Night Live’ on crack.” The idea of performing a play just one day after writing it might seem like an absurdly stressful undertaking, but the members of Generic have turned this […]

Staff Editorial: A national embarrassment

Correction appended GW is known for the speakers it attracts. Heads of state, famous comedians and influential thinkers are frequent guests here in Foggy Bottom. Usually, this brings good press for the University, and is a selling point for prospective students. It is for that reason perhaps that the fiasco surrounding Meghan McCain’s scheduled appearance […]

Quicktakes: Hatchet Arts looks at the latest in indie pop

Exit Clov “Memento Mori” Exit Clov’s debut album is preceded by several EPs – 2006’s “Jolly Roget Sessions” in particular has garnered them much acclaim in the indie world, landing them spots on major festival tours such as SXSW and the All Good Music Festival. The five-piece band fronted by the Hsu twins, Emily and […]

Ambassador talks up careers in foreign service

Web Exclusive Correction appended A former U.S. ambassador to Guinea-Bissau shared stories from his foreign service career and offered advice to students wishing to embark on the same path Tuesday night at an event at the Elliott School. William Jacobsen – who served under Colin Powell during the Reagan administration as an expert on Africa […]

Parent tackles advising issues

Stories of indifferent and incompetent academic advisers have prompted one GW parent to try and fix advising issues across the University. Masood Vojdani, incoming chair of the Parents Campaign Philanthropy Board, has reached out to groups of students and gathered their stories – good and bad – about advising at GW. Vojdani said he has […]

Language Center receives renovations

Web Exclusive Renovations to expand and repurpose the Phillips Hall Language Lab were completed Monday at a cost of $110,000, a University administrator said this week. Two existing rooms on the second floor of Phillips Hall have been reconfigured to create a larger Language Center, which will offer a computer lab and two new technology-oriented […]

Best cure for heroin addiction is… heroin?

Web Exclusive Correction appended A D.C. councilmember joined doctors and drug experts to discuss a controversial treatment for heroin addiction Wednesday night in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Councilmember Tommy Wells, who represents Ward 6, said that the surge of heroin use and cases of HIV in the District is a crisis that demands an aggressive […]

University announces two all-female dorms

Two residence halls – 2109 F Street and Mount Vernon’s Merriweather Hall – will become all-female housing next year, after the University announced in December that the current all-female option, Strong Hall, will be converted to sorority housing next year. Seth Weinshel, director of GW Housing Programs, confirmed the changes this week, and while interviewed […]

Sam Theodosopoulos: A problematic resolution

Our campus, as evidenced by recent actions by the Student Association and editorials in our newspaper, has become engrossed by the latest trend in higher education: the imagined right of students to room with students of the opposite sex. If the University decides to adopt the provisions of Michael Komo’s Student Association bill and offer […]