Raffi Salbashian

Institute of Peace to move to new Foggy Bottom building

New buildings and ones under construction have been a common sight in Foggy Bottom over the past decade. Now, one project promises to add peace to the neighborhood. Currently, the United States Institute of Peace – a national organization designed to prevent international violence and promote post-conflict stability – operates out of a rented office […]

MPD to boost crime prevention efforts in Foggy Bottom

Robberies in the Foggy Bottom area increased in December, and Metropolitan Police are stepping up efforts to prevent and solve crimes, an MPD official told residents Wednesday at a monthly Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A meeting. “We did have three robberies in December, so we were up on robberies, but we had two arrests. So only […]

UPD steps up Duques security

GW has beefed up security at Duques and Funger Halls this week in response to a bizarre and violent attack on a graduate student last Friday. One police officer has been stationed at the complex during open hours, and patrols in the area have increased this week, School of Business Dean Susan Phillips said. The […]

Alum pens case study on AIDS

Teresa Uczekaj may have graduated from GW into the hardest job market in years last spring, but the active humanitarian didn’t have to spend a lot of time finding a way to make a difference. Uczekaj spent her summer studying the correlation between social values and principles with the treatment and progression of AIDS in […]

D.C. tourism highlights Obama

Web Extra At least one D.C. tourism company has shifted its focus from solely hailing the city’s architecture and government institutions to advertising the life and local interests of the president himself. In attempts to ride the coattails of President Obama’s popularity and the hype surrounding his inauguration, Destination D.C., the District’s official tourism corporation […]

Students propose smoking ban

A group of graduate students is lobbying administrators to ban smoking on all University-owned property, but it remains unclear exactly where GW would be allowed to enforce the ban. Campus for Clean Air, an unofficial student organization created by three graduate students in the School of Public Health and Health Services, is leading the push […]

Students, Foggy Bottom residents hold vigil for slain homeless man

GW students and Foggy Bottom residents gathered Wednesday evening to commemorate the life of a homeless man found murdered last month on a nearby street corner. Around 30 people met outside of Thurston Hall and marched silently toward Western Presbyterian Church on Virginia Avenue, near where Yoshio Nakada, 61, was discovered brutally murdered on Christmas […]

U Street rejoices after historic election

Forty years after U Street was torn apart by riots in response to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., D.C.’s historically black neighborhood broke out into emotional and dramatic celebration when Barack Obama was announced as the country’s first black president Tuesday night. Visit the Newsroom for <strongThe Hatchet’s Continuous Election Night Coverage A […]

Poll: Students prefer Obama

Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain may be best candidate for “Joe the Plumber,” but a poll released this week indicates that Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama is the clear favorite with “Joe the Student.” In a CBS News, UWIRE and the Chronicle of Higher Education poll of 25,000 University students in Colorado, Pennsylvania, […]

Students protest China

Members of the GW STAND, a student organization advocating against genocide in Darfur, vehemently chanted “Disarm Darfur!” at a rally in front of the Chinese Embassy Wednesday to protest China’s arms sales to Sudan. In addition to STAND, the protest included members from the Darfur Interest Group, International World Relief Service and several religious groups […]