February 4, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 39

Stories from the February 4, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Research grants fall by nearly 20 percent in 2009

Federal research grants awarded to the University fell more than 18 percent in 2009 after a research grant funding a diabetes research center was moved elsewhere, the University’s chief research officer said last week. Federal grants declined from $110 million in 2008 to $90 million in 2009, which Vice President for Research Leo Chalupa attributed […]

Of Montreal: Anything but ordinary

The scene at Of Montreal’s Thursday show at the 9:30 Club: extras dressed as priests and prepubescent boys roamed the stage, lead singer Kevin Barnes crucified himself and group members sported neon costumes. So, pretty standard antics from the Athens, Ga., quintet. Opening with the melodic number “Suffer for Fashion,” the concert started off relatively […]

Cost of living weighs heavy on minds of freshmen

A recent phone call home left Gabe Bellowe stressed and anxious. The freshman from Colorado – who is without a job and reliant on student loans – recently spent 2 hours on the telephone discussing financial issues with his father. Bellowe is one of many students who worry about the cost of living in a […]

“Authors Out Loud” launch speaks volumes

Author Myla Goldberg provided an inside look at her writing Thursday during the launch of “Authors Out Loud,” a literary series cosponsored by GW held at the D.C. Jewish Community Center. An offshoot of a University English course called “Literature Live” that studies contemporary Jewish American authors, the event received funding from alumnus and University […]

Search for new UPD chief still in preliminary stages

Although University Police Chief Dolores Stafford announced in October that she would retire by the end of the academic year, the search for her replacement has yet to begin in earnest. GW is working on launching a search, Senior Associate Vice President for Administration Ed Schonfeld said. “The University has engaged a search firm to […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Blueprint for the 21st Century: Addressing Educational Issues in Africa Listen to the Kenyan ambassador discuss the current educational crisis in Africa. Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre | 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday Japan Festival Learn more about Japanese culture while making origami, drinking tea and playing Dance Dance Revolution. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom | […]

QuickTakes: “An Education”

“An Education” Landmark E Street Cinema (Romance, Drama; PG-13) “An Education” is not about a typical school experience. Instead, the newest indie offering from Danish director Lone Scherfig centers on “the university of life.” The film opens in a London suburb circa 1961, where the seemingly mundane existence of British teen Jenny Miller (Carey Mulligan) […]

National Public Radio hosts trace careers ‘on the air’

National Public Radio personalities Diane Rehm and Carl Kasell held an intimate conversation about their lives on the air before a full Jack Morton Auditorium Tuesday evening. Kasell has worked with NPR for 30 years and may be best known for being the official announcer, judge and scorekeeper on NPR’s weekly news quiz show, Wait, […]

Ellington School to stay in Georgetown-area location

A well-known D.C. arts high school with ties to GW was slated last month to be moved from its current location, but community opposition to the change is keeping the school where it stands. Reports circulated last month that The Duke Ellington School of the Arts could be relocated from its current location at 3500 […]