September 18, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 10

Stories from the September 18, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Officials: senior administration never discussed hippo phase-out

Sunday, September 21 Administrators rebuffed reports this week that the University was phasing out its unofficial hippo mascot, saying it was never discussed by the senior administration and that the bookstore stopped ordering hippo apparel because of a “misunderstanding.” The Hatchet reported Thursday morning that the University was phasing out the hippo in merchandise and […]

D.C. City Council investigates voting malfunction in primary

The D.C. City Council launched an investigation on Tuesday into the District’s bungled primary election last week to prevent further errors in the November general election. During last Tuesday’s primary, the D.C. Board of Elections misreported voter tallies and the number of write-in ballots. They determined that the final outcomes of the races – including […]

Snapshot: Anger Management

Andrew Nacin/Hatchet photographer Members of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity look on from their house steps as students partake in TKE’s annual Car Bash.

Wall St. turmoil affects alumni

Annie Zhou had a bad first day of work on Monday. The GW alumna was thrilled to start her job at the investment bank Lehman Brothers, but after only several hours she received news that her new company had filed for bankruptcy. A chaotic chain of events on Wall Street this week devastated Lehman Brothers […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday 19th Century Political Campaign Flags Take part in this rare opportunity to compare and contrast 19th-century political campaign flags. 10 a.m. School of Media and Public Affairs, 2nd floor Luther Brady Gallery Friday Habitat for Humanity Bake Sale Get some tasty treats and help support Habitat for Humanity International. 10 p.m. Thurston Hall Saturday […]

Univ. to phase out unofficial hippo mascot

Related: Senior officials never discussed hippo phase-out (Sept. 21) The hippo, the University’s unofficial mascot for almost a decade, is set to become a footnote in GW history. Administrators said Wednesday that the hippo – made popular by former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg – is being phased out of merchandise and University events for […]

Men’s soccer hits road, tops Navy

For an average-height, average-weight player, the GW men’s soccer team’s striker Andy Stadler is incredibly easy to point out. For starters, there is his dirty blonde hair – poofy enough to be considered an afro on the right day. Then there is his demeanor. Riding to the game, Stadler listens to music – mainly old-school […]

Officials spent a year planning for event

Administrators spent months planning and coordinating with dozens of different organizations in preparation for Monday’s event, which they later hailed as one of the most significant in University history. About 1,500 people packed Lisner Auditorium to see the five former secretaries of state sound off on major issues facing the next administration. The audience included […]


The Hatchet erroneously reported that the Multicultural Greek Council was started last year in “Vying for visibility and unity” (Sept. 11, p. 1). The MGC was formed in 2002.