October 15, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 18

Stories from the October 15, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Taste testing on M Street

Wisconsin Avenue was bustling Saturday afternoon with hungry pedestrians, lively musicians and an aroma that could make any food connoisseur drool. Responsible for such activity was the 15th annual Taste of Georgetown event, and aspiring food critic Paloma Aelyon gave HatchetArts a sampling of the best of the 26 restaurants that were cooking up the […]

Andrew Clark: Admiring Rhee-form

Ask me who one of my favorite contemporary political heroes is, and you may be surprised at the answer. She’s actually a Democrat, serving right here in Washington D.C. as the D.C. Chancellor of Public Schools – Michelle Rhee. Rhee, appointed to the position by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in 2007, has launched a war […]

Take your parents on a walk

View Walking Tours in DC in a larger map Washington D.C. is a smaller city than you would expect, so it’s easy to see the sights and have fun at the same time just by walking around. Trek to some of the most interesting – and little-known – spots the city has to offer with […]

Bradley Dlatt: Creating the GW brand

When I visited GW as a prospective student, I was told by admissions staff that “something happens here.” Looking back, I’m reminded of the familiar NBA tagline: “Where amazing happens.” In some ways, GW has a lot in common with the NBA. Both promote themselves as the definition of excitement, competition and ‘life-changing’ experiences. Based […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up: Sol Café returns One week ago, the coffee stand known as Sol Café on H Street near Gelman Library suddenly disappeared from the Kogan Plaza landscape. While we definitely felt a lack of caffeine, even worse was the lack of a business that gives students real world experience. Thankfully, Sol Café’s manager, Simone […]

White House offers garden tours

Visitors to the District wanting to check out the White House’s famed gardens will get their chance this weekend with two days of the sought-after tours. Tours of the White House grounds, including a new garden planted by first lady Michelle Obama, will be offered on Saturday and Sunday. The opportunity coincides with GW’s Colonials […]

Word on the Street

With the Board of Trustees meeting being held this week, we asked students what they thought were the most pressing issues at GW. Here is what they had to say… “Mainly the advising process for incoming freshmen needs to be looked at, the school needs to do a better job of making sure they are […]

Go off the beaten path

During your first visit to GW, be it Colonial Inauguration or move-in, most parents take in the typical D.C. sites, like monuments and museums. When your parents come this weekend, show them what going to school in a city is all about by showing them the areas that make D.C. great. Take them on a […]

Professor grabs NIH grant

A chemistry professor has secured a grant for an estimated $720,000 from the National Institutes of Health to expand drug research on tuberculosis. Cynthia Dowd, who has explored the development of small molecules as a treatment for tuberculosis, was awarded the grant over stiff competition – only 1 percent of applications receive funding. Dowd said […]