September 4, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 6

Stories from the September 4, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Snapshot: Clean Cab

Anne Wernikoff/assistant photo editor Universiy President Steven Knapp takes a ride around University Yard Wednesday in a Swiss-made Solar Taxi, an entirely solar powered car, with the initiative director Louis Palmer.

Class returns from Olympics

While most of America watched the Olympics on television this summer, 28 GW students had the opportunity to see the Games firsthand, hobnob with Olympians and blog about their experiences. Undergraduate and graduate students in Lisa Delpy Neirotti’s sports management class traveled to Beijing this summer to study the managerial and administrative aspects of the […]


Due to a editing error in “Graduate School of Business responds to GMAT cheating scandal” (Sept. 2, p. 2), The Hatchet misattributed, “We hope (students) use their own common sense and judgment in deciding what resources to use in preparing the exam,” to Chris Privett. Murat Tarimcilar said the quotation.

Fall Fest moves to Smith Center due to hurricane

Fall Fest will be in the Smith Center this Saturday due to the possibility of heavy rain and strong winds from Hurricane Hanna, Program Board officials said Wednesday night. Alert DC, an emergency warning system for the District, notified residents that Hurricane Hanna, which is over the Atlantic Ocean and expected to make landfall near […]

Brand Kroeger: Reality or rhetoric … you choose!

MINNEAPOLIS College Democrats President Cory Struble made a great case for you to vote for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). In Struble’s op-ed this Monday (“Obama will get the U.S. back on track,” p. 4), substance was in short supply, but his rhetoric rivaled that of his beloved Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). Like other Democrats, Cory […]


The Music Tapes Music Tapes for Clouds and Tornadoes (Merge) Complete with banjo, a singing saw and an orchestra straight out of a New Orleans funeral precession, Music Tapes maestro Julian Koster’s 9-years-in-the-making sophomore album paints him as a young child in an old, twisted world. Actually, that may not be too far from the […]

Picking apart Palin, McCain’s wild-card VP

If you had bet someone a week ago that a young, unknown governor of Alaska would become the Republican vice-presidential nominee – and that her 17-year-old daughter would be pregnant and marrying the father – you would have been laughed off the Hill. Lesson learned. As far as bets go, nothing is off the table […]

Staff Editorial: Real change needed in CCAS advising

Everyone agrees that academic advising in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences is a problem – students, parents, administrators, faculty, everyone. The question has always been asked, what is going to be done about it? Apparently, the answer is “nothing.” Last fall, a committee released a report identifying major issues with advising in CCAS […]

DistrictMixtape: Hooters

Hatchet Arts is exploring D.C. culture at large through a series of mix tapes provided by groups on and off campus. We asked the girls at Hooters on 7th Street how to have fun in September. Here’s what they offered: 1. SOS – Rihanna 2. Irreplaceable – Beyonce 3. Put a Smile on Your Face […]