October 16, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 18

Stories from the October 16, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

TKE cleared in drugging, leader says

A University investigation found that there was no substantial evidence that the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity was responsible for an alleged drugging incident at a party in their townhouse last month, the fraternity’s president said this week. In early September, the University Police Department sent out a crime alert warning that a female reported that […]

Robert Griffin: Don’t shoot the scapegoat

As our financial system is facing one of the worst crises in living memory, the American people have predictably been looking for heads to roll. While the usual scapegoats – greedy banks and risk-averse investors – were thrown to the lions almost instinctively, there has been a different consensus taking shape among some conservatives about […]

Get off your feet with these tours

Tired of doing all the work? Here are some ways to see the city by other modes of transportation. These tours showcase the classics, like the National Mall, as well as other areas parents and students might not realize are out there, all while giving your feet a much-deserved rest. Bike the Sites With bicycles […]

Lehman bankruptcy hits GW org

As the troubles of Wall Street continue to grow, its effects have reached at least one group of students in the School of Business. GW Women in Business has received funding from Lehman Brothers since the student organization was founded in 2006. Lehman Brothers, however, declared bankruptcy in September and GWWIB leaders are unsure if […]

Letters to the Editor

CDs wear shirts for a reason To Alex Eisner, author of “Where Have All the Republicans Gone?” (Oct. 13, p. 4): Let me tell you why we wear our pride on our shirts: We’ve got a reason to. GW College Democrats are wearing shirts that represent the work of the elders of our party who […]

Politically charged students gather for third debate

Web Extra An opinionated crowd of GW students gathered Wednesday to watch the third and final debate of this election cycle, sponsored by bipartisan student groups. The Jack Morton Auditorium in the School of Media and Public Affairs was filled with students and peppered with campaign t-shirts and buttons as three screens carried CNN’s coverage […]

Athlete grad rates rank high

GW has one of the highest graduation rates for athletes out of any school in the Atlantic 10 Conference, according to a report released on Tuesday. The NCAA Graduation Success Rate Report gave 11 out of 18 GW sports teams perfect scores – the highest in the A-10 conference – meaning that every scholarship player […]

Brazile discusses her life in Democratic politics

CNN political commentator Donna Brazile, former presidential campaign manager for Al Gore, gave a glimpse into her long career in politics and her support for Sen. Barack Obama before a packed audience at the Jack Morton Auditorium Monday night. Brazile, the first African-American woman to run a presidential campaign, said she began her political career […]

Official Schedule

Although The Hatchet has plenty of recommendations for things to do with your parents off campus, here is a selection of the University’s offerings for Colonials Weekend 2008. Larger size.

City Paper focuses on Web after owner files for bankruptcy

Two weeks after the Washington City Paper’s parent company filed for bankruptcy, its editor said the weekly newspaper is focusing its energy on the Internet and is “more lively than ever.” On Sept. 29, Creative Loafing Inc., which owns the City Paper and five other papers across the country, announced that it had filed Chapter […]