September 25, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 12

Stories from the September 25, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Tightening GW’s belt a notch

Money is on everyone’s minds these days. Amid failures and bailouts, Wall Street woes and penny pinching all around, there was some good news on the campus front when The Hatchet reported Monday that GW is finally moving away from funding its many building projects with debt (“Univ. to lower debt dependency,” p. 1). Before […]

Staff Editorial: MBA program has the right idea

GW’s top-40 Business School’s MBA program is gambling that students want a quality education based in ethics and globalization. Last week, the Business School announced that it has revamped its entire MBA curriculum to include an emphasis on ethics in business throughout the syllabus. The move is a gutsy one with a potential downside in […]

GW Hot Spots

If you are looking to run into friends you haven’t seen since you lived in Thurston, check out these weekly specials that typically draw many of your fellow students. Monday: Froggy Bottom Pub 2142 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. 4 p.m. to close $5.95 pitchers of Bud 1/2 price pizza Tuesday: McFadden’s 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. after […]

Letter to the Editor: Slice of ignorance

Slice of ignorance I was deeply offended by the Slice of Life column (“Got drunk? Who’s to blame?” Sept. 22, p. 6). If the author wanted to write a piece comparing drinking habits in Europe to binging on U.S. campuses, blaming rape victims seems a rather odd and inappropriate way to do it. When will […]

Melissa Meyer: Keeping GW quirky

Apparently the hippo never was in any real danger, but the outburst of support for the beloved water mammal last week showed exactly what it means to the entire GW community, both in Foggy Bottom and scattered around the country. The hippo is but a small figure in the larger picture of GW, yet its […]

Bloggers discuss state of journalism at Jack Morton

Web Extra Bloggers gathered in the Jack Morton Auditorium Wednesday night to debate the quality of their journalism. The panelists from, National Review Online, The American Spectator and Barron’s agreed that the credibility of blogs varied widely. Now that millions of Americans read and comment on political blogs, the assembled bloggers said people should […]

Women’s soccer grabs third straight win

For three years, Kerry Philbin has been one of the top offensive players on GW’s women’s soccer team. This season, she had yet to find the back of the net – but she picked a pretty good time to break that drought on Tuesday. Philbin tallied the game’s only score with four minutes left to […]

Diana Kugel: Please, no more politics!

I’m going to let you in on a secret. I am sick of politics. There, I said it! I realize that on this extremely politically active campus, by making this declaration, I may as well be announcing that I hate puppies and world peace too. But something tells me that I probably am not the […]

Sororities recruit 336

A sea of colors and a flood of cheers engulfed University Yard Tuesday evening, as more than 300 women united with their sororities for the first time. Although different colored shirts divided the sororities, the crowd was united in celebration as they mingled with their new sisters only minutes after receiving bids. “I am really […]

Donning buff and blue, a long way from home

GW men’s soccer player Luke Wildy’s first visit to the United States coincided with a few other firsts: his first class at GW, his first team practice and his first Atlantic 10 award. The British player is one of many foreign students who have been recruited to play for GW. Athletes representing the Colonials come […]