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 […]

Solar director wins research award

The director of GW’s Solar Institute was awarded the only 2011 SOLAR Award for Excellence given to an individual. The award, presented by Solar International Magazine, recognized Ken Zweibel as a leading professional who “we feel has driven the industry forward in a way that deserves notice and merit,” according to the panel. “The award […]

Student Association allocations met by record appeals

The Student Association Finance Committee received appeals from 66 organizations after doling out more than $854,000 of its $1.05 million budget for the year during initial allocations. The 11-member finance committee distributed about 85 percent of SA funds during the fall round of allocations. A total of 292 organizations received funding, ranging from $73,825 for […]

Student groups to join online filing system

The University is expanding its online document bank to include student organization files. The Marvin Center Governing Board will work with the Division of Information Technology to upload each group’s archived files to a secure online location accessible only by that group. Chair of the Marvin Center Governing Board Dylan Pyne said the servers would […]