November 1, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 22

Stories from the November 1, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Coke dominates GW’s soda scene

Senior Rebecca Klor works for Mountain Dew, a tough gig on a Coke campus. Klor, who is a marketing manager for the soda company, said she is unable to advertise her product because of an exclusivity agreement between the University and Coca-Cola. The agreement began seven years ago and applies to all buildings on the […]

FBI called in to assist with swastika investigation

Web Update Friday, Nov. 2, 5:10 a.m. @import url(; Swastikas on Campus Timeline and Related Articles Oct. 23: Sarah Marshak, a Jewish freshman, finds a swastika drawn on the whiteboard mounted to her Mitchell Hall door. Her house proctor contacts UPD. In the next four days, two more are drawn, each progressively larger in size. […]

Foggy Bottom residents respond to Knapp’s goals

University President Steven Knapp made big promises to community members Tuesday night during his first appearance at a Foggy Bottom Association meeting. About 60 Foggy Bottom residents gathered in the basement of St. Stephen Martyr Church to hear the president speak and answer questions from the audience. The FBA, a community organization, has traditionally been […]

SA Note: SA lobbies for better wireless and cell coverage

Student Association President Nicole Capp announced GW’s plans for technological improvements around the Foggy Bottom campus, including more wireless access points and enhanced cell phone service. Capp, a junior, met with Ron Bonig, vice president and CIO of Information Systems and Services, this month to voice students’ frustrations with wireless Internet access and cell phone […]

Racial slur found on New Hall door

Web Update Friday, Nov. 2, 9:51 p.m. A student in New Hall reported finding a racial epithet on her door Tuesday. “Niggers” was written at the bottom of a poster advertising for a black engineering group’s event, a University spokesperson said. Michael Tapscott, the director of the Multicultural Student Services Center, said this is an […]

Concert Review: Ryan Adams

Web Extra Ryan Adams is not an entertainer. He is not a puppet. If you break his concentration as he watches his fingers slide down the neck of his guitar or as he croons his neck back as if singing to some power above, he will pull out a blow horn and ramble about control […]

News Analysis: What is a hate crime?

Related articles: New swastika found in New Hall Racial slur found on New Hall door FBI called in to assist with swastika investigation (Hatchet Web Update, Nov. 2) News Analysis: What is a hate crime? (The Hatchet, Nov. 1) An eighth swastika is found overnight in Mitchell Hall (The Hatchet, Nov. 1) University: Seventh swastika […]

Staff Editorial: Increased e-mail storage should be available to all

Student Association President Nicole Capp and representatives of Information Systems and Services announced this week that student leaders will have the opportunity to receive an enlarged e-mail quota through the Colonial Mail system. While other plans for technological advancements on campus came from the interaction between these two parties, the question remains: why can’t all […]

Men’s basketball needs overtime to beat UDC

GW Hatchet Video: Predicting the Season play_blip_movie_463983(); We took a chance to chat with students, staff members, area businesses and alumni about their predictions for how well the Colonials will do this season. By and large, everyone thinks the team will repeat the successes from recent years. Karl Hobbs told reporters this game wasn’t the […]

Comedian and actor Nick Swardson releases new CD

Nick Swardson, anyone? OK, maybe you are not familiar with his name, but you have surely seen some of his work. In recent years, the foul-mouthed, pseudo-effeminate, raging alcoholic has jumped onto the scene in a very big way. The young comic, who recently released his debut CD “Party” last Tuesday on Comedy Central records, […]