September 2, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 5

Stories from the September 2, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Ben’s Chili Bowl turns 50

For Bill Cosby, life is simple. “All a man needs is a good woman and a half-smoke,” he told a crowd of about 150 people at the historic Lincoln Theatre on Aug. 21. A good woman may be hard to find, but anyone can easily get a half-smoke at Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street. […]

Alum and patient become ‘blood relatives’

When Jillian Roth allowed a donor registry to swab her mouth in Hillel four years ago, she never expected it to amount to anything. But this July, Roth got a call that changed her life. The 2005 alumna heard from the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, who had matched her bone marrow to a […]

Graduate School of Business responds to GMAT cheating scandal

Correction appended A cheating scandal that emerged this summer involving the Graduate Management Admissions Test left GW and business schools around the country scrambling to determine which students should be held accountable. On June 20, a federal court found Scoretop.com, an online GMAT test preparation site, guilty of copyright infringement. Over five years, Scoretop illegally […]

Clayton McCleskey: Return of the Euro Expat

Editor’s note: This article was originally written in June. BERLIN – Standing on a bridge overlooking the majestic River Seine during a recent trip to Paris, I had a flashback to my first visit to Europe nearly a decade ago. Sporting Teva sandals, a fanny pack and jean shorts, I had embarked on a European […]

Segway-ing into city’s historical sites

It was about 1 a.m. when Will Maden witnessed one of Queen Elizabeth II’s footmen fall off a Segway in front of the White House. The senior and Capital Segway tour guide said it was one of many “ridiculous falls” he has seen on the two-wheeled, self-balancing vehicles during rides through the city. But he […]

Staff Editorial: Green efforts deserve time but need results

Most of the time, failing grades are handed out after the school year begins. GW, however, will start the year off with an “F” in environmental sensitivity from the Sierra Club. In the most recent issue of their magazine, the environmental organization called GW out for “failing to implement policies to fight climate change” (“GW […]

Snapshot: First Frame

Anne Wernikoff/assistant photo editor Kevin Goggin, a freshman, bowls during Gdub First Night in the Hippodrome on Saturday night. Other activities included billiards, dancing and laser tag.

Claire Autruong: Flame out, move on?

Whatever happened to China? Little more than a week after the closing ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Olympics, a topic that was at the forefront of chatter around the copier and at the news desks is conspicuously absent. Where has all the controversy over Chinese smoke and mirrors gone? The Beijing Olympics were to be […]

Staff Editorial: Program Board drops the ball in artist debacle

For those of you who have been trying to figure out the Fall Fest lineup, your guess has been as good as ours. The latest announcement has Virginia Coalition as the headliner, but at the rate we’ve been going, who knows? On Friday, the University decided not to sign its $15,000 contract with scheduled artist […]

Men’s soccer picks up draw with George Mason

All the GW men’s soccer team needed against George Mason was a little luck. Battling the elements Friday, that’s just what they got. The Colonials kicked off their season with a 1-1 draw against the Patriots, squeaking out a tie with a fortunate equalizer less than a minute after GMU scored its goal. The game […]