August 28, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 4

Stories from the August 28, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

McCain and Obama tied in GSPM poll

The race for the White House between Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is nearly gridlocked, according to results of the 2008 GW-sponsored Battleground Poll released last week. Although the candidates are at a statistical dead heat, more than a third of the respondents said they had a strong, favorable impression of Obama […]

Healthy Living: How to Bike Around GW

Maybe you just finalized your schedule and realized that you have agreed to travel from the Elliott School to 2020 K St. in 10 minutes. Or maybe you are sick of the gym but would still like to stay fit. The solution to these dilemmas is the same: hop on a bicycle. Here is some […]

GW sustainability earns failing grade

A leading environmental group named GW one of the least eco-friendly campuses in the nation last week, a year after University President Steven Knapp made sustainability a top priority of his administration. The Sierra Club, one of the country’s oldest environmental organizations, highlighted GW as one of five colleges that failed to implement policies to […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Rural Culture on the Edge View a photo exhibit by Jim Hanna that explores the tension between rural landscapes and the introduction of urban developments. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. GW Virginia Campus, Knoll Square, First Floor Gallery Friday Buff N’ Blue BBQ Enjoy a free barbeque to kick off the year. Noon to […]

Healthy Living: How to Eat Healthy

No matter what year you are in college, eating healthy can pose a challenge. Luckily, there are variety of options on campus (and GWorld) that allow you to eat well without completely breaking the bank! Pita Pit Pita Pit is very quick and convenient, but it can hardly be classified as fast food. After all, […]

Taking advantage of GW for less!

High costs have become an inescapable part of college life, especially here in Foggy Bottom. The tuition is always rising and so is the price of living in a city. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to keep your cash and get the most out of your time at GW. Here are just a […]

Disgrace! Outrage! Politics!

The Shondes, a Brooklyn-based indie-punk band, is made up of violinist Elijah Oberman, bassist Louisa Rachel Solomon, guitarist Ian Brannigan and drummer Temim Fruchter. Fruchter spoke with The Hatchet about her band’s political views, their Yiddish name and growing up around the D.C. music scene. Speak briefly about your band’s political views. We’re all sort […]

Professor helps identify victim 60 years after plane crash

On March 12, 1948 a Northwest Airlines plane carrying 30 people crashed into a mountain in eastern Alaska, killing all those on board and leaving behind a seemingly unsolvable mystery – at least until a GW professor stepped in. Forensic science professor Edward Robinson was the first person to identify the remains of one of […]

The Rules: How to stay safe and out of trouble at GW

Depending on the situation, a visit from the University Police Department can be very helpful or land you in a lot of trouble. Knowing the University’s Code of Student Conduct may help you keep that permanent record untarnished. Alcohol The University has strict policies barring underage students from possessing or consuming alcohol on campus. Students […]

Justin Guiffre: Sidewalk politics

GW students will have a lot of important dates to program into their Blackberrys this year. On Sept. 2, classes begin. Nov. 4 is the presidential election, which for some students is something like Christmas and the Super Bowl rolled into one. On Jan. 20, D.C. will host what is likely to be one of […]