October 6, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 16

Stories from the October 6, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Building a lasting affinity for the Mount Vernon Campus

When someone says “the Vern,” a student’s knee-jerk reaction is one of comedic disdain. Often it’s one of frustration over a recent traumatic half-hour long shuttle ride. Some students express tacit resignation at the year they’re expected to spend at the campus-away-from-Foggy-Bottom. The reaction is rarely one of pride. The Mount Vernon Campus is GW’s […]

Turkey joins D.C.’s extended family

D.C. just added another branch to its family tree. At the ninth annual Turkish Festival on Sunday, Melih Gökçek, mayor of Ankara, and Vincent Gray, mayor of D.C., were joined by 25,000 festival participants when they announced the new sister city agreement between the two capital cities. The agreement will support initiatives to bring more […]

Bar Belle: Great food, better happy hour

Our Bar Belle roams D.C. reviewing bars as she sees fit – if she can see straight after visiting them. Vapiano Where: 1800 M St., NW Cover: no Carded: yes Happy Hour: Monday through Saturday, 3:30 to 8 p.m., Sunday, noon to close Bar Bells: If you don’t know already, I’m a sucker for atmosphere. […]

Making dollars and sense of the American dream

Is the American dream attainable? History professor Tyler Anbinder is seeking an answer to that question with his upcoming research endeavor. The project, “Moving Beyond ‘Rags to Riches’: New York’s Irish Immigrants and Their Surprising Savings Accounts,” focuses on the story of 19th century Irish immigrants’ ability to save money and subsequently achieve the often-elusive […]


Thursday ‘Songs for a New World’ The Generic Theatre Company invites you to experience the human condition from the 1400s to the modern day. Shawn Kelly will direct the performance. West Hall Theater – 8 p.m. Friday Taking Stock of Iran’s Nuclear Program David Albright, renowned physicist and founder of the Institute for Science and […]

Staff Editorial: A community space for the Marvin Center fifth floor

A WOW! Wingery and the Fishbowl have been removed from campus and the Hippodrome is on its way out, students require a new area to make up for this loss of community space. Filling that void would typically be difficult, but there is currently an unused space that could be revamped to resolve this loss […]

Sam Collins: The importance of drawing more District students

Diversity of cultures and perspectives is of the utmost importance to the University. Efforts to boost campus diversity, overseen by the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, have led to a 3 percent rise in minority faculty. But despite this effort, one important voice is missing: the local one. Less than 1 percent of the student body […]

Rory Silver: Hateful messages have no place in an important dialogue

Mr. Horowitz’s full-page ad in The Hatchet (Sept. 28, page 6) is an unwelcome addition to the campus discourse on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and is far from representative of the views of Jewish and pro-Israel students on campus. The advertisement, which appeared in many other campus and national newspapers across the country, does not explicitly […]