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.

College Democrats go door to door for Obama

FAIRFAX, Va. – Dressed in T-shirts reading “Change Begins at GW” and peppered with Obama-Biden campaign pins, about 25 members of the GW College Democrats headed to the D.C. suburbs on Saturday to “turn Virginia blue.” The CDs trekked from house to house, seeking undecided voters who might make the difference for Democratic presidential nominee […]

‘Pizza I’ loses freshman base

Pizza Italia, the well-known freshman hangout across the street from Thurston Hall, is fighting to keep its doors open in light of falling sales, inconvenient construction and the University’s mandatory J Street spending policies, the restaurant’s manager said. Sam Parks, owner of the restaurant on 19th and F streets, said he is worried about the […]

Middle Eastern youth discuss Israeli-Palestinian relations

Web Extra Palestinian and Israeli youth met last Tuesday night in the Marvin Center to discuss a peaceful coexistence that would end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Rami Rabayah, a Palestinian youth leader, said peace would not come from the division of resources between Palestine and Israel. “Making an agreement is not about who gets what,” Rabayah […]

College Republicans target voters in District suburb

ARLINGTON, Va. – The GW College Republicans did not have to work hard to win over resident Monina Nader during their canvassing trip Saturday here. She already displays side-by-side pictures of President George W. Bush and Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain on her refrigerator. But in the battle for votes in the highly contested […]

GW Web site to be redesigned beginning in Jan.

The University’s Web site will undergo a complete alteration in the coming years as part of a comprehensive effort to make it more navigable and efficient. The changes are aimed at members of the GW community and outsiders, with the first installment set to launch in January. “This is a two- to three-year process to […]

D.C. Fashion Week goes international

Web Extra The District took a different spin on fashion by going international with only a hint of New York’s traditional savvy and chic at D.C.’s Fashion Week last week. All the way from Kazakhstan, designers Akkenje Devyatko and Kuralai Nurkadilova showcased striking creations Friday night at the National Press Club. “It’s more of a […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Israeli Embassy Speaker Hear about the challenges facing Israel from the director of public affairs for the Israeli Embassy. 7 p.m. 1957 E St., Lindner Commons Tuesday Study Abroad Photo Contest Test your photography abilities against your peers! Bring pictures you took while studying abroad to enter in the contest. Cash prizes are available. […]

Correction

In “SA president presents plan for fund allocations” (Sept. 18, p. 2), The Hatchet erroneously reported the amount of money the Student Association allocated to student organizations in the past and has available to give away this year. The SA had $519,214 to allocate last year and has $638,102 to give away this year.

Grad students study overseas

The opportunity to study abroad does not end with an undergraduate diploma, but it does take on a different form. Many graduate students looking into study abroad programs this fall are finding that a semester overseas is not only a viable option, but a highly advantageous one. Educational opportunities abroad can better satisfy specialized or […]