September 23, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 12

Stories from the September 23, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sweetgreen to open in Square 54 development

Sweetgreen to open in Square 54 development Sweetgreen, a popular salad chain, is one of three new leases confirmed to be part of The Avenue development lot across from GW Hospital. Boston Properties, the developer of the mixed-use property at 2200 Pennsylvania Ave., – formerly known as Square 54 – has also signed leases with […]

Obama official urges excitement over midterms elections

Former Obama communications director Anita Dunn delivered a tough-love message to the College Democrats Wednesday night as she looked ahead to the midterm elections. “It’s your country too, you gotta fight for it, because the other side, they’re suited up, they’re on the field, and they’re playing for keeps,” Dunn said of the Republican Party […]

Experts: Gray’s win wouldn’t affect University

Having an alumnus as mayor will probably not alter GW’s relationship with the District, according to experts on urban politics. D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray, who ousted current Mayor Adrian Fenty last week during the D.C. primary election, is running unopposed during the Nov. 2 general election, virtually guaranteeing himself a spot as the District’s […]

Quick Takes

“False Priest” Of Montreal (Polyvinyl) If romance for you looks something like Disney’s Electrical Parade, Of Montreal will steal your heart. Their latest album is filled with hyperactive love songs, like “Coquet Coquette,” an immediate favorite, with its rockier, spicy sound and a bass line that makes you want to dance. Every song is begging […]

Students celebrate Constitution Day with reenactments

Correction appended Students channeled America’s Founding Fathers Monday to celebrate Constitution Day – a congressionally mandated holiday for all schools receiving federal money. As the Founding Fathers and U.S. Supreme Court justices, the actors from the Student Theatre Council reenacted pivotal court cases and the signing of the Constitution in the first performance at the […]

Study abroad grows by 5 to 7 percent

The Office of Study Abroad has seen a sharp increase in students vying to study abroad over the past five years, pushing the University to establish new programs in increasingly diverse nations. About 1,500 GW students chose to study abroad last year, an increase of about 5 to 7 percent in less than a decade. […]

Kennedy Center celebrates 200-year anniversary of Mexico’s independence

Mexican nationals flocked to Foggy Bottom last week to celebrate their country’s independence from Spain. The Kennedy Center’s commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s independence included a “Fiesta Mexicana,” sponsored by the Mexican Embassy and the Mexican Cultural Institute. Hundreds gathered at the Center’s south plaza on Sept. 15 to be a part of […]

District adds free Wi-Fi to National Mall

Free wireless Internet access points have been installed on the National Mall. The Wi-Fi hotspots – which stretch from 3rd to 14th streets and Independence to Constitution avenues – will be accessible by any compatible computer or device. D.C. undertook the project in collaboration with various federal agencies, including the Department of Agriculture and the […]

Veteran journalists discuss ‘great debates’

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first televised presidential debate between candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, “The Kalb Report” series devoted its Tuesday night show to discussing the history and future of presidential debates with some of the leading members of the journalism world. The program featured CBS News’ Bob Schieffer; veteran […]