January 28, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 37

Stories from the January 28, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

After slight drop, debt expected to rise

The University has reduced its debt by $10 million over the course of the past 10 months, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said this week. Katz said that as of Dec. 31, GW’s outside debt currently stands at $962 million – down from $973 million last March, which is a 1 percent decrease. […]

Drama, ancient-Greek style

It’s not uncommon for college students to feel heartbroken after a breakup. What’s less common, though, is for them to relate their feelings to an ancient Greek tragedy. That all changes with 14th Grade Players’ production of Euripides’ “Medea,” opening Thursday at the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre. Written in 431 B.C.E. and set in ancient […]

Political master reveals secrets of ‘polioptics’

Speaking to a packed house Tuesday night in the Marvin Center Amphitheatre, a former director of production for the White House recalled photos and images that had the power to ruin politicians and shake the nation. Joshua King served in the White House from 1993 to 1997, and told the audience Tuesday he sought to […]

Five years of weird

The Sockets Records showcase at the Black Cat last Friday wasn’t like attending one concert: it was like attending five. Five separate, exceedingly diverse concerts. The showcase sidestepped the boundaries of genre and classification, and instead highlighted five years of what Sockets’ founder Sean Peoples appropriately calls “experimental pop.” “There’s got to be some side […]

Treanor report expected to be complete by February

The D.C. Alcoholic Beverage and Regulation Administration will submit its investigative report on the Adams Mill Bar and Grill – the bar where 19-year-old student Laura Treanor drank the night she died of alcohol poisoning – to its board sometime in the first two weeks of February, the agency’s director said Wednesday. The board will […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Sideways: Not anonymous, but still entertainingSocial networks are both a curse and a gift. The groups Texts from Last Night- FoggyBottom and Overheard at GW have been available on Facebook, giving GW students the ability to share their drunken exploits and stories of public eavesdropping with others over Facebook. We think that the groups […]

Annu Subramanian: Let SMPA stand alone

It’s time that our school does itself a big favor by becoming more efficient. The School of Media and Public Affairs at GW, commonly referred to as SMPA, is a noteworthy institution that has produced numerous successful journalists, media analysts and political figures. SMPA students are assigned advisers who double as their professors. They study […]