September 22, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 12

Stories from the September 22, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Vern campus police relocate to Ames Hall

Ames Hall will be the University Police Department’s home on the Mount Vernon Campus once the building receives its housing permits in January. The department’s headquarters will move from the Gatehouse on W Street – on the northern side of the Vern – to the basement in Ames, Darrell Johnson, University police captain for the […]

Freshmen take to the stage for showcase

Fluorescent stage lights gleam on Brodie as he tries to convince his friend Henry to masturbate with him. The provocative scene from one of six freshman one-acts, featured in Generic Theatre Company’s upcoming freshman showcase, is what actor Nick Ong calls “the climax of ‘Juvenalia.’ ” “Juvenalia” is a play about the everyday life of […]

From Cuba to Hollywood

Humans can do no great things, only small things with great love. That is the philosophy award-winning actor, director and activist Tony Plana, the 2011 keynote speaker for the GW Multicultural Student Services Center’s month-long celebration of Latino heritage, shared Monday. Plana told of his personal experiences as a Cuban-American, from his childhood in government-issued […]

Let’s talk about sex: Technology kills relationships

It has long been said that chivalry is dead. Well, if chivalry is dead, then technology killed it. With our tech devices permanently on hand – and I’m just as guilty as the next person – we have pummeled chivalry to the point of extinction. Why call when we can text? Why send a letter, […]

Almodovar: GW’s last line of defense

Alejandro Almodovar is a formidable force in the net as he leaps, tumbles and dives to stop the shots whizzing toward him. It’s an impressive display for a player whose transition to the position was an accident, and one he wasn’t keen on at first. “I was about 10 years old and on an all-star […]

GW to allot $3 million for Barcroft Park baseball field

The Arlington County Board approved a 20-year agreement with the University on Thursday, mandating that GW provides at least $3 million to upgrade and improve Baseball Field #6 at Barcroft Park. The improvements to the field will include synthetic turf, renovations to the dugouts, creation of a press box, a ticket and concession area, stadium […]

In Cairo, at the mercy of the mob

Sharif Nassef was pulling an all-nighter in Gelman Library when Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned last February. “I wished with all my heart and passion that I could be there,” Sharif, who was born in America to an Egyptian father, said. When he returned this summer to his Cairo home – 10 minutes from Tahrir […]

Morrison reflects on race

Toni Morrison left college in the District almost 60 years ago amid swelling racial tensions, but the Nobel Prize-winning author returned Wednesday to be honored for her work as a champion for racial equality. “I’m delighted to be back in Washington,” Morrison said to a sold-out crowd at Lisner Auditorium. “I have some rather special […]

Drop in high school grad rate may hurt GW

Fewer students are expected to graduate from high schools in top feeder states over the next decade, potentially stemming the number of applications the University receives. New York, which drew the highest volume of undergraduate applicants last year, is projected to see about 8 percent fewer public high school graduates in the next five years. […]