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.

No concert for basketball kickoff

Colonials Invasion, the kickoff event for GW’s basketball season, will return next week but will not feature a musical guest like it has in past years. The October 23 event will instead feature a “special effects-filled” introduction of the men’s and women’s basketball teams and coaching staffs, GW spirit director Nicole Macchione-Early said in an […]

Staff Editorial: Let’s go mad at midnight

GW should change Colonials Invasion back to Midnight Madness. In early 2003, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz decided to cancel the decade-old tradition of Midnight Madness because it had become more about the opening acts than the midnight introduction of the teams. At the time, teams were first allowed to take the court at precisely […]

Walking Tour: The District’s Must-Sees

Pennsylvania Avenue is one long stretch of history. Here are some cool stops en route to the street’s most famous resident: the White House. Start at the Capitol Building (1), taking in the expansive National Mall from the marble steps. Then follow Pennsylvania Avenue past the East Building of the National Gallery (2) and the […]

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 […]