January 26, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 36

Stories from the January 26, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW volunteers top Peace Corps rank for fourth year

GW ranked first among medium-sized schools for producing Peace Corps volunteers, a title it has now held for four consecutive years. Seventy-eight undergraduate alumni serve in the Peace Corps, an increase from 72 last year.  The second-place honoree in GW’s bracket, Western Washington University, has 73 alumni serving. American and Cornell Universities were also commended […]


Thursday Securing Russia and the 2014 Olympics Sufian Zhemukhov, a visiting scholar in Russian and East European Studies, will discuss why Russia is spending $2 billion – double that of most countries – to secure the next Winter Olympics. 1957 E St., Suite 412 – 4 to 5 p.m. Women and Gender Equality in Politics: […]

Paris Bienert: Stick to your start-of-the-semester optimism

Drink more water, eat healthier, go to the gym more and study more. These are just a few of the goals I set for myself this semester. A more extensive list would include further challenging feats, such as sleeping at least seven hours every night and earning straight “A’s.” After a week and a half […]

Phil Ensler: Personalizing political discussions

Few things are more invigorating than a fiery political debate between two GW students. On this politically charged campus, conversations – and sometimes, screaming matches – about controversial issues are ubiquitous. While such intellectual interactions might be worthwhile, these conversations have an inherent problem. They are often so abstract that they become more like hyperbolic […]

Bringing international street food to America’s capital

After returning to campus following a month of gluttonous home cooking, I was determined to find an alternative to monotonous college dining. I found my answer just a few blocks from campus at G Street Food. The large, cafeteria-style lunch spot offers a daily menu of international street food, while its location near a number […]

Park service defends occupiers, but will evict

U.S. Park Police plan to crack down on the Occupy D.C. encampment that has lingered in McPherson Square for almost four months, the leader of the National Park Service said at a congressional hearing Tuesday. Lawmakers grilled National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis during a two-hour hearing called by the House of Representatives Committee on […]

Letter to the editor

Give students an SA candidate worth voting for If you haven’t already noticed, Student Association elections are just around the corner. Letters about the Joint Elections Committee’s newly proposed goals dominate The Hatchet’s opinions section, while the news section contains juicy SA gossip like the apparent clash between the president and the SA Senate. Last […]

Arab Spring, aftermath draws academic attention

When uprisings began steamrolling through Arab countries about one year ago, revolutionaries saw the opportunity to transform the region’s politics and society. But the excitement from Tahrir Square has reverberated halfway around the world to create another kind of opportunity for policy experts and scholars studying the region: to re-engage students and the public in […]