October 13, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 17

Stories from the October 13, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Federal, state governments to give Metro $1.5 billion for upgrades

The Metro system could receive some upgrades – including expanded cell phone coverage – thanks to Congress and governments in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. This month, the Senate passed a bill authorizing $1.5 billion in funding to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority over the next 10 years for various improvements. In addition to the […]

Students will design float

The University will start accepting designs this week for a float in this January’s presidential inaugural parade. The Student Association is fundraising and planning for the float – the first for GW since President Harry Truman took office – with logistical help from the School of Media and Public Affairs, School of Engineering and Applied […]

Univ. to add more parking spaces after garage demolition

The University will add more parking spaces scattered throughout Foggy Bottom after a GW parking garage is demolished to make way for a new science center, a senior administrator said. The parking facility, located at 22nd and I streets, has 1,200 spaces available, but is slated to be demolished in the coming years to build […]

G-dub grub: Tailgate cooking in your residence hall

While we might lament GW’s lack of a football team, there’s no reason why you can’t tailgate for your favorite team in the residence halls. With football season in full swing, wings and nachos should be in your playbook. Bon appétit! Sunday Wings Serves 4 2 package chicken wingettes 2 tsp. salt ? cup olive […]

Staff Editorial: Who do you want to speak at Commencement?

Year after year, students seem to be disappointed by the opaque nature of keynote speaker selections, but now the GW community has the opportunity to be part of the process from the get-go. If you are an upperclassman, you probably remember the uproar when former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was chosen to give the […]

Poll: Majority of GW students support Obama

The battle for swing states like Ohio and Virginia might still be close in the presidential race, but Sen. Barack Obama has a clear lead on GW’s campus, according a poll of more than 600 students conducted by The Hatchet last week. Graphic: The Hatchet Poll Seventy-four percent of undergraduates said they support Obama, while […]

Letters to the Editor

Stop blaming assault victims It is disgusting that The GW Hatchet sees fit not only to publish a rape apologist, but to allow him to defend himself. It is a disservice to the University and your readers to print this tripe. In Clayton McCleskey’s column, “A call to stand up and take responsibility” (Oct. 6, […]


Due to a production error, the print edition listed the incorrect playlist in “District Mixtape: ‘Charlie On Parole’ creators” (Oct. 9, 2008, p. 6). It has been corrected online. In the the Oct. 9 staff editorial (p.4), The Hatchet erroneously reported that the Student Political Interest Network received the largest allocation increase from the Student […]

Men’s soccer winless in two physical Ohio matches

In their two games in Ohio this weekend, the GW men’s soccer team managed 30 shots overall. Of those 30, only nine were on goal. Of those nine, only one was successful. And that one was off a penalty kick. For head coach George Lidster, that’s just not good enough. “We’ve dried up in front […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Award-Winning Author Suhayl Saadi Hosts a Fall Reading Asian-Scottish author Suhayl Saadi will discuss his books, British society and his experiences as a writer. 8:15 p.m. 801 21st St., Room B07 Presidential Debate Watch Party Join the CDs and CRs to watch the third presidential debate this election season. 8 p.m. Jack Morton Auditorium […]