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.

“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 […]

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, […]