September 20, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 12

Stories from the September 20, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Russian program jeopardized

Enrollment in the Russian language program has fallen 40 percent since the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences dropped its foreign language curriculum requirement last fall. The dwindling enrollment brings the program dangerously close to eliminating class sections and part-time teaching positions, Russian language program director Richard Robin said. “Our big fear is a cut […]

Former student sues for emotional distress

Fall 2005 Mazdak Taghioskoui joined the Chemistry Master’s Program as an Iranian student with academic adviser Akbar Montaser, who promised full financial assistance. Taghioskoui never received full financial assistance. April 2007 Taghioskoui was admitted to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s Ph.D. program. Late 2007 Montaser’s behavior became erratic and concerning, including inappropriate emails and […]

‘Culinary carnival’ food truck could roll into J Street

The eclectic cuisine of the Fojol Brothers food truck could come to J Street, an employee said this week. The Indian-Ethiopian-Thai fusion eatery, known for its turban and fake-mustache-wearing employees, is in talks with GW about joining the dining hall this spring. J Street would be the first brick-and-mortar location for the “traveling culinary carnival,” […]

MBA applications rise as other schools falter

The University’s full-time, two-year MBA program counted a 15 percent rise in applications last week as overall applicants to graduate business schools dropped for the fourth straight year. The increase in popularity for the business school’s Global MBA program came in a year when similar MBA programs at Duke, Yale, Michigan State and Indiana universities […]

The Destination: Lauriol Plaza

Lauriol Plaza, a three-story restaurant with a rooftop patio, located midway between the trendy Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan neighborhoods, is a lively place to take your friends on a weekend night. The restaurant does not take reservations, so be prepared to grab drinks at the bar while you wait. Secure a table in advance […]

The Hangover Brunch: Tryst

You can’t move on from last night without a hearty meal and conversation to hash out the details. Visit one of these classy establishments to recharge. Tryst Spend the night out in Adams Morgan? Return the next morning to detox over a latte and brunch at Tryst Coffeehouse. Unlike Mondays through Fridays, the restaurant does […]

The Hangover Brunch: Co Co. Sala

You can’t move on from last night without a hearty meal and conversation to hash out the details. Visit one of these classy establishments to recharge. Co Co. Sala Co Co. Sala Chocolate Lounge and Boutique is a chocolate lover’s paradise, serving up a classy brunch for the morning after a not-so-classy night out. Select […]

Review: Gazuza Lounge

Visit Gazuza Lounge for ambiance and hookah With its prime location, roomy deck and comforting atmosphere in Dupont Circle, the 21+ Gazuza Lounge is the ideal for a chill night or a date night. Food choices at Gazuza are limited to decent sushi and dessert menus, and the service is not the greatest. But what […]

The Destination: H Street Country Club

When hitting the clubs starts to hit you too hard, visit one of these unique restaurants. H Street Country Club is a good bet if you are looking for a restaurant and bar off the beaten path. Nestled in D.C.’s Atlas District, H Street Country Club boasts the city’s only indoor mini golf course and […]

Slightly more students given Pell Grants at GW

About 6.5 percent more GW students received Pell Grants last year. About 1,480 GW students received Pell Grants, Associate Vice President for Financial Assistance Dan Small said. The University spent about $5.9 million on the aid program last year, Small said, adding that he expects similar figures for the 2012-2013 year, though numbers have yet […]