September 12, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 9

Stories from the September 12, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Burger Tap and Shake to open in The Avenue

A new burger shop with late-night hours will open next week with offerings of upscale burgers and ice cream-based cocktails. Jeff Tucks, a partner at Passion Food Hospitality, the company that owns Burger, Tap & Shake, said they are aiming for a Sept. 18 opening. “We’re at a modern price point to stay competitive,” he […]


Monday Emerging Africa The chief economist at USAID will share his thoughts on how 17 sub-Saharan African countries have defied global expectations and are progressing socially, politically and economically. 1957 E St. – 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday Iranian Culture Kick-Off Enjoy cupcakes, salad shirazi and Iranian dance and music in Kogan Plaza on behalf […]

Nursing school gains senator

The School of Nursing will gain a senator in the Faculty Senate, the body decided Friday, after a charged meeting in which members clashed over a proposal that would allow each of the University’s 10 schools to be proportionately represented. The addition of a nursing school senator was approved after the defeat of a second […]

Law center, garage to break ground

Construction workers are ready to begin building the Law Learning Center and garage, a top administrator said Friday. Demolition for the project is complete and excavation will start “any day now,” Senior Associate Vice President for Operations Alicia O’Neil Knight said. The building will add 20,000 square feet of academic space to the GW Law […]

Faculty diversity jumps

The number of minority faculty employed by the University increased by 3 percent in 2010, with several schools lagging behind the trend, data from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion shows. The University employed 279 minority faculty members, representing 22.4 percent of full-time faculty, during the 2010-2011 academic year. Nineteen percent of full-time professors were […]

GW joins Obama faith challenge

The University outlined four approaches to better integrate religious groups on campus including service projects, social programming, reflective conversations and academic presentations. Associate Vice President and Dean for Student Academic Services Helen Cannaday Saulny said the University has been looking at how to increase support for religious needs since President Barack Obama’s faith-based service challenge […]

Staff Editorial: A decade of reflection and renewal

The world never stopped turning. But when the Twin Towers collapsed, crumbling in an torrent of smoke, it felt as if the world had shifted on its axis. And the decade thereafter has been indelibly marked by the atrocity. We will always remember where we were at 8:46 a.m. on Sept. 11. The hours that […]

City pays tribute on anniversary

The grief Sept. 11 brought will continue to resonate in the minds of District residents, but people have maintained resilience despite the shadow cast upon the country 10 years ago, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., said at Freedom Plaza. “This is the anniversary of a very tragic time in the […]

Keith Osentoski: Consider today’s Colonials

I lived in Thurston my freshman year so needless to say, I’m used to noisy places. In fact, whether it’s a Presidential motorcade rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue or an ambulance en route to GW Hospital, campus can sometimes be a pretty loud place. But students are growing increasingly frustrated with a new source of noise […]