September 22, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 11

Stories from the September 22, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Kuwaiti leader visits ESIA

The prime minister of Kuwait appeared at the Elliott School of International Affairs Thursday to accept the President’s Medal before a group of GW students and international dignitaries. Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and some of his cabinet members were present to accept the award from University President Steven Knapp, University Marshal Jill Kasle and […]

Councilwoman cites CRs in primary loss

D.C. Councilwoman Carol Schwartz, R-At Large, chastised her opponent last week for his use of College Republicans in his Sept. 9 primary victory. The four-term Republican incumbent, who will now run as a write-in candidate, said 33-year-old Patrick Mara used local CRs who had “no real interest in the District of Columbia” to force her […]

Andrew Clark: Real world credit

As college kids, we know strikingly little about economics. Now calm down. Before you start rattling off facts about supply and demand, let me just say those aren’t the economics I am talking about. In high school and college economics courses, we learn all about the nature of the U.S. economic structure, about the effect […]

National and city lawmakers battle over D.C. gun law restrictions

Tensions between Capitol Hill and the D.C. City Council escalated last week as lawmakers tried to settle D.C. handgun restrictions in the wake of the historic overturn of the city’s 32-year-old ban in June. Heads are butting over whether the District or federal government should be in charge of delineating those regulations, resulting in a […]

Letters to the Editor

Thank you for writing A big thank you to all of you who submitted letters to the editor and online comments regarding Thursday’s article, “Univ. to phase out unofficial hippo mascot” (p. 1). In light of the University’s response, many of the concerns in these letters have been addressed, so we will not be printing […]

Staff Editorial: Linking beyond Blackboard

GW students pride themselves on the high-profile connections this campus affords them, but some of the most meaningful connections are a little closer to home. As the GW English department has recently learned, sometimes the most crucial connections in an educational setting are those made within a department. To this end, the two-year-old “GW English […]

Inside our pages: Some clarifications on our hippo coverage

Hippo or no? It’s time to set the record straight. The Hatchet led its front page on Thursday with a headline reading “Univ. to phase out unofficial hippo mascot,” followed by a strongly worded staff editorial and a cartoon of former president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg walking with his weeping animal off into the sunset. Some […]

Yankees fans say goodbye

If there were ever a time to show sympathy towards Yankees fans, it may be now. With their team barely holding on to fourth place in the division and the playoffs all but out of reach, fans of baseball’s most storied franchise enjoyed the added misery of counting down the games until Yankee Stadium closed […]