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.

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 […]

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 […]