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.

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 […]

The Economist ranks GWSB MBA program No. 73 in the world

The Master of Business Administration program at the GW School of Business is one of the best MBA programs in the country, according to rankings by The Economist. The popular news magazine ranked GW’s MBA program No. 38 in North America, and No. 73 worldwide. In specific categories, GWSB fared even better, ranking first in […]

New Navy Yard park draws residents from across the city

A riverfront park close to the Nationals’ home turf has opened for D.C. residents Sept. 10. Yards Park, marked by a curved, metal bridge that spans a section of the Anacostia River, saw 10,000 people flock to its grand opening. Construction began 18 months ago, but the designing and planning started “years ago,” Michael Stevens, […]