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.

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 […]

Staff Editorial: It’s called class, not CNN

“Before we start today’s lecture, did anyone catch how ridiculous Palin was in last night’s debate?” If your professor started off class with a comment like this, chances are he or she offended someone. As much as everyone might be buzzing about the latest news story, professors need to think twice before opening up a […]

Snapshot: Fervent Fenty

Jonathan Ewing/Hatchet photographer Mayor Adrian Fenty and city leaders speak at 18th Street and Columbia Road on Friday about an outbreak of crime in Adams Morgan. Fenty said there would be an increased police presence in the area.

Ross Griffith: Stick a fork in J Street

As a senior, I am really tired of the food on campus and I remember when I used to really like it. No doubt a representative of Dining Services could reel off figures about an increase in the number of options or highlight facts about J Street Café, but that does not change the reality […]