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.

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 […]

QuickTakes: “Legion”

“Legion” Georgetown Loews (Action/Adventure, Horror; R) As writer and director, Scott Stewart must claim responsibility for “Legion.” His film tells the story of an apocalyptic adventure had by the Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany), who goes rogue after God decides to repeat the biblical purge of humanity. This time, He’s sent a “legion” of angels to […]

Ranked Xavier blows past women’s basketball

The GW women’s basketball team knew it would have its hands full Wednesday night, with conference opponent No. 7/7 Xavier (AP, ESPN/USA Today) coming to the Smith Center. Coming into the game, the Atlantic 10 defending champions had won nine of their last 10 and owned a perfect 6-0 record in conference play, not to […]

Neighborhood input changes Mount Vernon Campus Plan

The University has changed parts of its Mount Vernon Campus Plan to appease local residents’ demands, but some neighbors say the changes are not enough. Administrators have agreed to reduce the size of five proposed buildings, move the campus’ main entrance to the Whitehaven Parkway, and minimize lighting on the tennis courts and soccer field, […]

District Mixtape: TNTrio

Hip-hop and rock group TNTrio is relatively new to GW’s campus, but they’ve already made a name for themselves with hard-hitting original songs and innovative covers. Maybe the group will play one of these 10 tracks (their current favorites) during their next gig. 1. “The People” by Common 2. “Crazy Jane” by Dizzy Balloon 3. […]

Spring Break Guide: Ski Resort

There may be snow on the ground but spring break is right around the corner. Not sure what to do? We’ve put together five options for a vacation, all at different price levels to suit any budget. Cruise | Ski Resort | Staying Home | Europe | Canada Scoff at the idea of tanning? Prefer […]

Paper: Conservatives shy from academia

Conservatives have decried the hallowed halls of academia as a breeding ground for liberalism in America since the 1900s, but a new theory from Harvard University said this typecast is not because liberals become professors. It’s because conservatives don’t. Harvard doctoral student Ethan Fosse and University of British Columbia professor Neil Gross collaborated on a […]