October 17, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 19

Stories from the October 17, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Portraying the ghosts of inequality

A haunting ring of chairs greets guests at the entrance of “30 Americans.” On each chair sits a white hat with slit holes for eyes, resembling the Ku Klux Klans’ unnerving costumes. Hanging from the ceiling is a noose. The provocative display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art centers around sexuality, racism and self-identity in […]

The District Sound

Alexi Murdoch Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Oct. 18 Alexi Murdoch is one of the few artists who has managed to remain a hermit in spite of achieving critical and commercial successes. His song “Orange Sky” has been featured in countless teen dramas, like “Dawson’s Creek” and “The O.C.,” and also gained a prominent spot […]

Bill Maher skewers religion, politicians

Comedian Bill Maher had a warning for all those entering the Smith Center Saturday night: “It’s going to get worse.” “Folks, get that stick right out of your ass,” he advised the sold-out audience at the start of his sole Colonials Weekend show. The political commentator famed for walking the line between sarcastic and sardonic […]

New College of Professional Studies dean will also head Virginia campus

A senior administrator will step into a newly combined role as the dean of both the College of Professional Studies and of the Virginia Science and Technology Campus. Ali Eskandarian, the senior associate dean for strategic initiatives and research in CPS, will replace Kathleen Burke as dean of the college beginning in January, and will […]

New policy sees fewer expulsions, penalties

Incidents of expulsion and suspension were cut in half last academic year, a decrease University administrators attribute to a more flexible alcohol policy. Fourteen students were suspended and four were expelled during the 2010-2011 academic year, according to data compiled by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities – the offshoot of Student Judicial Services […]

University seeks leadership for institute

A search process is underway for the University’s first leader for a cross-disciplinary global women’s institute. Barbara Miller, associate dean for faculty affairs in the Elliott School of International Affairs and head of the search committee, expects the institute to be “a world leader” in research, education and public engagement on global women’s issues. “There […]

A cause worth tasting for

Imagine if all it took to give charity was eating a multi-course meal from Georgetown’s finest restaurants. The Taste of Georgetown event made this a reality for the 18th year Saturday. With over 40 restaurants and featuring over 60 dishes, this year’s event was the largest yet and included jazz performances and wine and beer […]


Monday Broken Politics, Mixed up Media The School of Media and Public Affairs will host a conversation about the poor state of American politics with CNN correspondent Dana Bash, former congressmen Robert Bennett and Harold Ford, Jr. and professor John Sides. Jack Morton Auditorium – 6:30 p.m. Black Light Kickball Teams of students will compete […]