September 15, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 10

Stories from the September 15, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Doug Cohen: Creating a go-to student hub

The University’s effort to foster a greater sense of community is still missing a key ingredient. The launching of the Center for Student Engagement and the revamp of the Marvin Center to include study space and a yoga studio are both admirable efforts to foster the identity and pride GW lacks. But one missing element […]

Paris Bienert: More respect for our neighbors

Newsflash: GW is a city school. I’ll go out on a limb and say you already knew that. In fact, if you’re like a lot of students on campus, I’ll bet it’s a primary reason you decided to come here. That’s why I’ve been surprised this year to see such a negative attitude toward homeless […]

Staff Editorial: A service that must be reinstated

At GW, where political science, international affairs and mass communication thrive, newspapers act as textbooks. Current events supplement our class readings and provide fodder for seminar discussions. Where our history books fail to remain up-to-date, newspapers provide a present-day foil. GW needs its newspapers. And up until this year, students had them. For most of […]

Letter to the editor

Discussing administrator and professor pay I am writing in response to the Hatchet articles, “Faculty earn less than national counterparts” (Sept. 1, page 1) and “Top admin paychecks trump peer average,” (Sept. 8, page 1). Since President Knapp arrived at GW, faculty salaries have increased significantly despite extremely turbulent economic times. Salaries have risen nearly […]

Untold stories steal the stage

All roads lead to a story. A belief the National Geographic-sponsored All Roads Film Festival, which brings stories of minority and indigenous groups to the big screen, hopes to spread to filmmakers. The festival will run from Sept. 14 to 18, featuring more than 40 films that highlight cultures from 24 diverse countries. The event […]

A classic venue comes to Silver Spring

Since its opening in 1965, The Fillmore in San Francisco has hosted the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Grateful Dead, Elton John, The Who and Aretha Franklin. Named for its original location at the intersection of Fillmore Street and Geary Boulevard, the venue was born amidst the evolution of American rock and roll. The Fillmore […]

Restaurant Review: CIRCA offers new upscale dining, drinking spot

CIRCA, a bar and restaurant specializing in gourmet American classics and cocktails, is quickly becoming the new Foggy Bottom happy hour spot. Think of Founding Farmers but with fewer bureaucrats and more young professionals. Our waitress was friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu, turning me on to one of the night’s specialties – tomato […]

Athletic department announces two new coaches

Andrea Giraldo joined the women’s tennis program as an assistant coach and Ashley Campbell will take to the sidelines for the cross country program, the University announced this week. Giraldo comes to Foggy Bottom after spending the past year as student assistant coach for Texas State University, a program she played for from 2006 to […]