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.

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5 Catch campus a capella groups perform A Capella-Palooza this Saturday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on 23rd Street. Tickets are $5; proceeds will benefit the Ngabolo Primary School. If you have $10 Cart your parents over to the Marvin Center Betts Theater for the New Plays […]

Cheney visits GW Hospital for heart procedure

Vice President Dick Cheney was treated for an abnormal rhythm in the upper chambers of his heart, called an atrial fibrillation, at the GW Hospital on Wednesday afternoon. White House doctors discovered the atrial fibrillation when Cheney met with them on Wednesday morning. As a result, he cancelled a fundraising appearance for Republican congressional candidate […]

Economic woes alter admissions strategy

A senior administrator wrote a letter to Faculty Senate members last week outlining an admissions strategy altered by recent turmoil in the financial and credit markets. The letter emphasized providing more financial aid to continuing students rather than allocating funds to attract new “elite” freshmen. Robert Chernak, senior vice president of Student and Academic Support […]


Oasis Dig Out Your Soul (Reprise) Memo to all rock critics: It is OK to compare Oasis’ sound to the Beatles now. Doesn’t it feel so good to be able to say that and be right, after 15 years of being wrong but saying it anyway? All it took was Ringo’s son playing drums, I […]

New Columbian College institute to study solar energy

The University is in the early stages of establishing an Institute of Solar Energy Analysis within the Columbian College, officials announced earlier this month. The new CCAS institute will research the economic and technological advantages solar power. Its creation reflects the national and international emphasis on alternative energy sources and environmental challenges. “Our goals are […]

Representing the unrepresented

Democracy can be ironic sometimes. This November, D.C. residents will elect two people to represent a district on Capitol Hill that is, by law, unrepresented. D.C. residents cannot elect a voting senator or representative next month, but they will pick two unpaid, nonvoting members of D.C.’s “shadow” delegation. Shadow senator Paul Strauss and shadow representative […]

Relaxed attitude defines rowing team

As the GW men’s rowing team finished practice Tuesday, a group of young rowers pushed past them, rattling racks of boats as they scurried into Thompson Boathouse. GW’s men shot each other quiet grins and calmly continued to stow their skinny shell. In a sport that is often associated with military-grade workouts and that usually […]

Snapshot: Fair Fight

Jonathan Ewing/Hatchet photographer Two Law School students joust in University Yard Wednesday afternoon.

Classes from GW’s Best

If your parents want to add an intellectual twist to their Colonials Weekend experience, make sure they know about GW’s lecture series “Classes from GW’s Best.” On Saturday, Oct. 18, many of GW’s top professors have prepared lectures centered around “what the next president needs to know.” Here are a selection of those available, with […]

Confidence extends volleyball’s winning streak

The GW volleyball team just can’t make up its mind. After starting out the season with five wins in seven games, the Colonials looked poised to spike their way to the top of the Atlantic 10. Then GW dropped six of its next seven opportunities, looking more mediocre than masterful. But a 3-0 victory over […]