October 9, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 16

Stories from the October 9, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Alex Byers: Hobbs has the brains to call for new academic facility

Ever watched a collegiate sporting event on TV for more than five minutes? You’ve probably seen this commercial: A businessman dribbles to the free-throw line. He passes to a police officer on the wing. She throws an alley-oop pass to a doctor, who promptly slams the ball through the hoop. What’s going on? It’s an […]

Vietnam War victims seek compensation

Dang Hong Nhut and Tran Thi Hoan, two Vietnamese women who suffered from exposure to Agent Orange during the war in their country, said Tuesday afternoon at the Elliott School of International Affairs that victims of Agent Orange need compensation. Agent Orange, a chemical used by American forces during the Vietnam War as a defoliant, […]

SA gives student groups $350,000

Nearly every student organization that requested additional initial allocation funds received them at Tuesday night’s Student Association senate meeting. Senators debated the initial allocations for about two hours, but eventually passed the bill by a nearly unanimous vote without the fireworks and controversy characteristic of past years. Only Sen. Logan Dobson (CCAS-U) opposed the bill, […]

Back from West Coast, water polo falls to Navy

Preparing to play a nationally ranked team is hard enough for the GW men’s water polo team. And coming off a six-day trip to the West Coast doesn’t make things any easier for the Colonials. Fatigue may have gotten the best of GW on Tuesday when the Colonials lost to Navy by a score of […]

Building addition irks FB

A non profit organization plans to construct a seven-story addition on top of a historic townhouse near the corner of 20th and H streets, but the project faces resistance from the Foggy Bottom community. The Health Services for Children Foundation, which is seeking space for additional offices, applied to have its design reviewed by the […]

GW veterans group hosts question and answer forum

GW veterans were questioned on topics ranging from their experience in the military to their adjustment back to civilian life during the first “Ask a Vet” forum Wednesday night. Sponsored by the GWU Vets and Delta Phi Epsilon, the event drew more than 70 people to the Elliott School of International Affairs. The open question […]

Upcoming Games

Men’s Soccer Friday, Oct. 10 at Xavier, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 at Dayton, 1 p.m. Women’s Soccer Friday, Oct. 10 at St. Bonaventure, 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 at Duquesne, 12 p.m. Volleyball Thursday, Oct. 9 at North Carolina Central, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Debate watch draws 200 Democrats

It was a full house Tuesday night in the Marvin Center as the College Democrats assembled for the second presidential debate held at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. The room, which seats 200, was almost at full capacity as members of the GW community sat to watch presidential nominees Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, and Sen. […]

Nobama vs. Oproma: Students make campaigining cool

Web Extra Let’s face it, Barack Obama has an easy name to pun. Think “Barack and Bowl” and “Obamania.” And this fall, GW’s own political organizations are playing along to get students to vote. Rather than a typical College Democrats versus College Republicans debate, this past week’s fight for potential student voters and campaign money […]

From hell to the District

Richard Lewis is the interview from hell. The 61-year-old comedian – credited with creating the “from hell” adage – mumbles, speaks at a furious pace and often goes off on tangents. Still, not unlike the Lewis on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” this stream-of-consciousness approach has charm. Lewis will take the stage at Lisner Auditorium on Saturday, […]