January 17, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 34

Stories from the January 17, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Where to eat & drink in the district

Bars The Inaugural Parade is a celebration dating back to 1789. George Washington began his journey from Mount Vernon to New York, where he was sworn in. The parade got shorter over the years, as the swearing-in ceremony shifted to the Capitol, giving Washingtonians more time to drink afterward. We’re not ones to break tradition. […]

Local eateries to move blocks away

Three restaurants that GW will bulldoze in early 2014 to clear way for an office building will reopen near campus. Thai Place will move around the block to 2102 L St., across from Bruegger’s and Bourbon Coffee, likely in September. The Indian and Pakistani restaurant Mehran plans to remain in Foggy Bottom but has not […]

WMATA plans for inauguration crowds

Metro will add trains, raise fares and shut down some stations to deal with massive crowds during inauguration weekend. The system will operate on a rush schedule until 9 p.m. on Inauguration Day, which means the higher peak fares will take effect, with continuous trains running every hour. The Metro will also extend its hours […]

Inaugural parade tips

After leaving the Capitol grounds, crowds will line up along Pennsylvania Avenue for the inaugural parade. The tradition, started by the University’s namesake, draws millions to see the president and his right-hand man make the short journey to the White House surrounded by an array of floats and bands. Here are some tips on how […]

From Rice Hall to rock and roll

Mike Morsberger’s job is usually getting potential donors to give GW millions of dollars. But at the Inaugural Ball, his biggest priority will be getting students to sing along with his rock songs. He will sing lead in a rock band called Deeds Not Words, joined by bassist and Center for Student Engagement director Tim […]

Duckworth to host veterans with Knapp

Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., an alumna who has risen from wounded Iraq War soldier to newly inducted congresswoman, will join University President Steven Knapp to honor veterans Sunday. The ceremony at the F Street House, Knapp’s on-campus residence, will also include student veterans and prominent alumni with military experience to celebrate the armed forces on […]