October 27, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 21

Stories from the October 27, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Season starts with Invasion

Thursday night at Smith Center was the dawn of a new basketball season – and a new George. A formal passing of the “golden hatchet” from the old Little George mascot to the new George – a more aggressive incarnation of the school namesake – was a highlight of the annual Colonials Invasion event, which […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Understanding the Global Financial Crisis Enhance your knowledge of the global financial meltdown. Listen to several notable panelists discuss and explain answers about the issues. RSVP to ciber@gwu.edu 6:15 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Tuesday Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile Listen to a classical and country music battle between the champion of the double […]


In “Huton & Williams law firm to lease space at Square 54 property” (Oct. 23, p. 2), The Hatchet misspelled the name of the law firm. The law firm is Hunton & Williams.

Varsity Roundup

Men’s water polo The men’s water polo team finished its disappointing regular season with two losses, dropping its record to 7-19 overall and 1-7 in the CWPA’s Southern Division. The Colonials lost to No. 15 Princeton 17-7 Saturday, then followed it up with a 13-8 loss to No. 18 Brown the same day. Both games […]

Dominating GW dining

You probably would not recognize Paul Park if you passed him on the street, but he is all over campus. In Ivory Tower, the Law School, the Potomac House, and on E Street, Park has four businesses that make him GW’s own food mogul. Park epitomizes the ultimate GW entrepreneur. He is the only owner […]

Tracking global trends

Sophomore Irina Tisacova traveled more than 5,000 miles to Washington, D.C., to pursue her college education here. She is one of 1,772 international students that enrolled at GW last year and the only one from her home country of Moldova. Among institutions of higher education, GW is considered to have a very international flavor. It […]

Lyndsey Wajert: GW’s helping hand

A college degree has become an essential – and often minimum – requirement for success in the modern work force. Higher education has become more accessible due to a combination of parents saving money for their kids’ college educations, student loans (which many struggle to pay off years after graduation) and colleges that have been […]

Staff Editorial: Knowing Knapp

A university president has to wear a lot of hats, and we’re not talking about former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s infamous collection of bowler hats. At GW, the University president is responsible for a multi-billion dollar enterprise, overseeing all departments and initiatives as well as providing vision for the future – and inspiring people […]

Career Advisers: How to get a job in this economy

Dear GW Student, In recognition of the current state of the economy and its impact on the job market, we would like to offer our perspective as Career Center directors on how students should prepare for their future career. While the national news may look bleak and certain sectors have had to significantly downsize their […]