February 23, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 44

Stories from the February 23, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Thursday The Arab Spring and International Law Officials from the Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser will discuss the international legal barriers to the widespread uprisings during an event sponsored by the American Bar Association. Jacob Burns Moot Courtroom – Noon to 2 p.m. The Real George Hear from historians and experts tell […]

Transfer students leave Mount Vernon

Before Maude LaBelle transferred to GW this fall, she said she had never heard of the Mount Vernon Campus – and then it was her home. LaBelle, a sophomore, is one of about 150 transfer students – including her twin sister Sophie – who were assigned housing on the University’s second residential campus this year […]

Acting out an unusual role

The amount of family problems plaguing the cast of the classic “Antigone” could make even the most dysfunctional modern family look saintly. Generic Theatre Company reenacts this salacious Greek tragedy where the young female protagonist Antigone defies her family and kingdom, plaguing the herself with deadly consequences. Antigone tries to arrange a respectable burial for […]

GW launches green minor

The University will launch a sustainability minor this fall – the first program of its kind to cut across school boundaries and be housed in the Office of the Provost. In conjunction with the undergraduate minor, five new green-minded classes will be offered this fall, including the first-ever course to be taught by a team […]

Student Association’s top seats carry high tab

Candidates have shelled out top dollar for campaign materials in hopes of securing the Student Association’s highest post. Four out of five presidential candidates spent an average of $918 over a two-week period this year – 44 percent more than candidates last year – excluding the low-spending outliers in both campaigns and falling just below […]

SMPA research awards to honor retiring professors

The School of Media and Public Affairs will add two undergraduate research awards next fall named after retiring professors Jarol Manheim and Christopher Sterling. The school will offer a Manheim-Sterling research prize to an undergraduate in each of the school’s two majors – journalism and political communication – as part of the University’s broader efforts […]

Crossing generations, relating to revolution

Time travel is a normal occurrence for a group of on-campus thespians. The cast of “Hair,” the GW Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of Broadway’s edgy tribal-rock musical, has spent their semester spanning two eras, living in both a modern world and one of cultural revolution. The show, once groundbreaking on Broadway for its […]

Park service to begin shuttle service across Mall

A new shuttle bus service will give passengers a $5-ride across the National Mall starting March 12. Rides on the new transportation service – announced by the National Park Service Friday – will be discounted to $1 during this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival, from March 20 to April 27. The shuttle’s regular route will span […]