September 25, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 12

Stories from the September 25, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Georgetown bars: a lively night out close to home

The Guards The Guards, though located in Georgetown, attracts plenty of GW students. This 40-year-old bar has a historic feel with its old stone fireplace and wooden ceiling. While The Guards does not offer the cheap drink specials that are staples of many popular student bars, the ambience more than makes up for it. The […]

Grad school updates MBA

The School of Business has reinvented its graduate program to emphasize ethics, leadership and globalization – as part of an effort to create a new kind of businessperson, administrators said. “We are not content with teaching business the way it always has been taught,” School of Business Dean Susan Phillips said in a news release. […]

Happy Hour Guide

During the week there’s no better way to catch up with friends and relax after classes than by meeting up at a local watering hole. All of these bars are within walking distance of campus and offer some great deals on food and drinks. Tonic 2036 G St., N.W. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 1/2 […]

Biden courts D.C. Jews

Sen. Joe Biden, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, spoke to a Democratic Jewish organization in Northwest D.C. Tuesday, highlighting his ties to the Jewish community and attacking Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain on issues ranging from the economy to rising higher education costs. The event, which was held at the Washington Hilton, was part […]

Sen. Byron Dorgan touts Obama at CD event

Web Extra Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., brought campaign rhetoric to GW Wednesday night in an appearance before GW College Democrats. For more than an hour, Dorgan discussed a number of foreign and domestic issues including the current economic crisis. He also repeatedly attacked the Bush administration, and emphasized his support of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. […]

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 […]

They Are Scientists

Chris Cain is the bassist for We Are Scientists, a Brooklyn-based indie pop band with a penchant for long-winded answers, absurdist humor and (apparently) pulp mystery novels. Cain and We Are Scientists will tour this fall in support of headliners Kings of Leon, with a show scheduled in the District at DAR Constitution Hall this […]

Trachtenberg reflects on higher education at literary festival

Web Extra Former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s told those gathered at D.C.’s Jewish Literary Festival Wednesday night that “education needs to be classy without being fashionable.” His talk came on the closing night of the Hyman S. and Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival where he spoke about higher education, his experiences as GW president […]

University considers arming UPD officers

Top administrators began meeting this summer to assess whether to arm University Police Department officers, officials said this week. A new committee, led by Senior Vice President and General Counsel Beth Nolan, is in the process of hiring an outside consultant to identify the benefits and drawbacks to giving UPD firearms. The discussion follows the […]

For your vinyl consumption

As CD sales decline nationally, stocking major-label discs has become increasingly costly for independent music stores like Crooked Beat Records. Located in the basement of the original Madam’s Organ building on 18th Street, the store now focuses almost primarily on promoting the sale of vinyls. For some music enthusiasts, record collecting fills a significant niche […]