November 4, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 24

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

The evolution of dance

Maida Withers has always been a pioneer. From her roots in small-town Kanab, Utah – where her ancestors were frontier settlers – to Lisner Auditorium, Withers brings that pioneering spirit as a professional dancer, choreographer, director and professor to GW and D.C. She is known around the University and the District for her role as […]

Professor warns of social media use at Last Lecture

Mind your “digital brand,” one communications professor charged students Tuesday night at an installment of the Last Lecture Series. Professor Scott Talan said your brand is essentially your online reputation, and represents both your personal and workplace life. He said protecting that image goes beyond untagging inappropriate pictures of yourself on Facebook. “If you represent […]

Retention rate at all-time high

The percentage of students from the Class of 2013 who decided to return to GW this fall was the highest in University history, despite an increasingly rocky economic landscape. A record 94 percent of students from the Class of 2013 returned to GW to begin their second year, up from 91.4 percent of the Class […]

Former student accepts plea deal

A student charged with assaulting two University Police officers accepted a plea deal Tuesday morning at D.C. Superior Court. Nicholas Van Vliet plead guilty to two charges of assault on a police officer, but won’t be sentenced until Nov. 16, to allow prosecutors time to gather impact statements from the officers involved. UPD’s Master Patrol […]

QuickTakes

“Crazy Love Hollywood Edition” Michael Bublé (Reprise Records) While this album was originally released in 2009, Bublé decided to re-release “Crazy Love” in 2010, but this time added a few new songs to the “Hollywood Edition.” “Hollywood” is a catchy statement on the craziness of out-of-control Hollywood stars. A special instrumental version of the popular […]

Christian Geoghegan: GW needs more freedom of speech

Next week, the Westboro Baptist Church will bring its hateful idea that God’s eternal benevolence ends with gay individuals, the military, Jews and Obama to GW. Its arrival will not only bring WBC’s trademark derogatory posters, but also the importance of the first amendment, to the forefront of our consciousness. GW as an institution, unfortunately, […]

University seeks to recruit multicultural students

Nearly 70 high school seniors came to campus last week for the annual Multicultural Open House Program, a two-day outreach effort by the University to boost multicultural enrollment. Kathryn Napper, executive dean for undergraduate admissions, said the University reaches out to students during fall visits to high schools and works with leadership organizations to attract […]

$5-$10-$20: Events that won’t break the bank

$5: Generic Theatre’s “The Lion in Winter” opens in West Hall Theater Thursday. $8: FotoWeek DC’s NightVisions event at Satellite Central Saturday. $20: “Freud Meets Girl” opens at Wayward Theatre for Fringe Festival Friday.

Education grant will fund autism research

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development will provide 32 students studying autism in early childhood education tuition money, after the Department of Education gave GW a $1.2 million grant in October. The program will provide students in the Early Childhood Special Education master’s program with training in assessment and intervention for young children […]

SnapShot

This caption was updated on Nov. 4, 2010 to reflect the following: The Hatchet incorrectly identified the two girls singing in the above photo. The singers are Vidya Iyer, right, and Vandana Parvathi.