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.

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 […]

Costas headlines Kalb Report

Longtime sportscaster Bob Costas brought three decades of sports experience to the Kalb Report Monday night at the National Press Club. Best known for his coverage of seven Olympic Games with NBC, Costas and host Marvin Kalb discussed changes to the business side of sports in a conversation peppered with player names and statistics. The […]

Low-key nights out

With your parents here, there isn’t a lot of time to hit up frat parties. Here are some ideas for nights out that will leave you hangover-free at brunch the next morning. Politics & Prose5015 Connecticut Ave., N.W. This well-known establishment has a large variety of books, a comfortable atmosphere and D.C. spirit (just take […]

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 […]