November 8, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 25

Stories from the November 8, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Supporting GW’s Alternative Breaks

Participants in Alternative Breaks, a campus program that sends students across the world to perform service work during their winter and spring breaks, have rebuilt homes in New Orleans, worked with juvenile delinquents in Miami and helped the homeless in Atlanta. Their work, which exemplifies GW’s tenet of service, is entirely voluntary, but these service […]

GW Medical Center to undergo renovations

Construction will begin next summer on a state-of-the-art facility at the GW Medical Center that will house researchers studying neglected infections and diseases. Using a $15 million National Institutes of Health grant, the largest award ever received by the University, the center’s main hall will undergo renovations to provide the physical space for the Research […]

Bar Belle: Wading through crowds at BlackFinn

BlackFinn Where: 1620 I St. NW ID’d: No Belle Rating: 2 of 5 bells Whenever I show up to a bar with a huge line out the door, I’m already turned off. Most times that means it’s crazy busy inside, and I’ll never manage to wade through the deluge of sweat and hormones to reach […]

Celebrity chef plans K Street burger joint

Food Network chef Bobby Flay signed a lease to bring his newest burger restaurant to 2121 K St., the Washington Business Journal reported last week. The broker representing Flay told the Journal that Flay signed a lease for the 3,800 square for space for Bobby’s Burger Palace. Flay already has five burger sites in the […]

Tom Braslavsky: Alcohol education is the answer

Alcohol is the most harmful drug – worse than heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamines. That is what a UK-based group of scientists published last week in a study in the medical journal The Lancet. The researchers ranked 20 drugs on 16 criteria relating to the drugs’ harmful effects on individuals, and alcohol came out on […]

Political strategists analyze midterm election results

Two top political strategists grappled with the outcome of last Tuesday’s midterm elections, discussing results and making predictions about the incoming Congress in Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday. Democratic strategist Mark Penn and Republican strategist Karen Hughes – in their second appearance together at GW in two weeks – analyzed the aftermath of the midterm elections, […]

Flavors of India

When my friend and I walked into Tandoori Time with a craving for a rich and piquant Indian dinner, the slouching waiter greeted us with much anticipation. Without a doubt, we were the only customers in the entire restaurant. The dazed bartender stared at the empty seats, wiping off areas that he had already cleaned. […]

Doug Cohen: Why certain classes should tune into ‘The Wire’

I was recently discussing with a friend why the HBO show “The Wire” was without a doubt the greatest TV show ever produced. Aired from 2003 to 2008, the show depicts various elements of Baltimore society, like the drug trade, crime, labor issues, the education system and the political and bureaucratic institutions. Fans of “The […]

Stephen Glatter: Want fans to show up? Then win.

In the Nov. 4 issue of The Hatchet, both the editorial board and an assistant coach urged students to help the men’s basketball squad by showing up to games. Curiously though, neither opinion focused on the one proven way to coax people through the Smith Center doors – win. When GW stamped three straight tickets […]

Rove calls election results ‘remarkable’

For every political aficionado who came to GW to make his or her start, Karl Rove has one piece of advice: Go home. The former deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush turned Republican strategist told a crowd of more than 200 students to enter into politics in their home congressional districts, rather […]