February 3, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 39

Stories from the February 3, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University scraps website management system

The University is scrapping its current website management system – part of a $1 million website revamp started nearly two years ago – claiming it no longer suits GW’s online needs. GW revealed its website redesign project in 2008, announcing plans to use a content management system called Vignette for its reliability. But 18 months […]

Protests unite Egyptian students in D.C.

As the fervor of discontent grows in Cairo, some Egyptian students at GW have sought to preserve the passion of their countrymen. More than 6,000 miles away from the protests that have swept through their home country, the students are participating in protests and demanding revolution. Hours after President Hosni Mubarak announced Tuesday he would […]


Thursday The Social Network Watch the movie that chronicles the creation of the social-networking phenomenon Facebook. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom – 9 to 11 p.m. Friday Musical Cabaret Corsets and a singing candle are two things you’ll find at Forbidden Planet Productions’ musical cabaret. West Hall Theater – 7 and 10 p.m. Live at the […]

University shares initial plans for Gelman renovations

Clarification appended Creating a second entrance to Starbucks, building additional group study space and even installing a fish tank were floated around as ideas to fix an aging Gelman Library Wednesday, at an open forum for students looking to inject their opinions into the renovation plans. A University-hired architect presented a potential plan for remodeling […]

Cultural revelations

While GW’s arts community is an entity in its own right, the divide between the academic arts community and the District has pushed local nonprofit organization Day Eight and its arts magazine, Bourgeon, to call for more arts journalism. “I think it’s important to have someone translating to the public what art means for themselves, […]

GW to acquire papers of late activist

A collection of documents that belonged to a lifelong civil rights advocate will come to Gelman Library this spring. William Taylor, who passed away over the summer, was an attorney and lobbyist who advocated on behalf of African-Americans during the civil rights era and played a major role in drafting civil rights legislation. “The collection […]


Hadag Nahash “6” (Hatav Hashmini) “Hadag Nahash,” or “The Snake Fish,” reached new heights in the U.S. when four of its songs were featured in the Adam Sandler flick, “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan.” Although its trademark grooves surface in “BaSalon Shel Salomon” and “Ani Mamin,” the band overextends itself on “6,” its fifth […]

GW Housing to expand Faculty in Residence program

GW Housing will expand its faculty in residence program by two professors next fall. The University has five faculty members living in upperclassmen residence halls across campus this semester, and will place one in Guthridge Hall and one in 1959 E Street next year. This will be the second year in a row GW has […]

Staff Editorial: Improving Gelman one stage at a time

The University finally seems to have taken notice of the perennial complaints students have voiced concerning Gelman Library, and for that, we are extremely relieved. GW’s administration has expressed interest in working with Gelman to financially support the changes students and library officials have outlined. Hopefully, this marks a new era where Gelman officials will […]