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.

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 […]

Neighbors wary of local eatery’s precedent

A jazzy new restaurant is having trouble escaping its rock-and-roll past as Foggy Bottom neighbors continue to harp on the venue. Bayou opened in December and despite installing a soundproof wall, it’s facing opposition from some neighbors who fear the restaurant will slip back into its noisy past. While Rookery, the former restaurant at the […]

Colonials crumble in blowout loss to Dukes

PITTSBURGH – The box score of the men’s basketball team’s contest Wednesday night against Duquesne will say the game ended in an 84-59 loss for the Colonials, but for most of the game, it didn’t even feel that close. The stats will say the Dukes shot 8 percentage points better from the floor than the […]

Alumnus hopes for big win in Superbowl

Alumnus Noah Rothstein has a lot riding on the Packers vs. Steelers game this weekend. He didn’t bet on the game, but he does have $1 million at stake. The former Colonial, who graduated from GW in 2005 with a degree in electronic media, paired up with Brad Bosley, a finalist in the Pepsi Max […]

Matt Ingoglia: When snow day dismissals are disasters

Most of us remember the legendary Snowpocalypse that hammered the District a year ago. The historic one-two punch of blizzards lived up to its nickname, leaving impassable roads, shuttered Metro stations and days of canceled classes in its wake. For those without a Dunkin’ Donuts in their basement, it was truly a harrowing experience. This […]

Ian Goldin: The lessons I learned in Cairo

From the balcony of my apartment, I could hear chants and gunshots. I saw the thick black smoke rising from the ruling party’s national headquarters. I could feel the peppery burn of tear gas in my nostrils. There have been massive demonstrations in every major city in Egypt. In Cairo, protesters overwhelmed the police forces. […]

GW snaps losing skid at 11

On the court Wednesday, the Colonials didn’t look like a team that was in the midst of the worst losing streak in the program’s history. As GW (6-15, 1-6 Atlantic 10) played its way to its first victory in 12 games, the team dominated the University of Rhode Island both offensively and defensively, coming out […]