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.

City Council candidates share proposals on fighting AIDS in D.C.

Web Extra D.C. City Council at-large candidates highlighted the growing AIDS epidemic in the District and one even called it “genocide” Saturday at the Greater D.C. Cares in Northwest. The discussion at the AIDS advocacy group D.C. Fights Back event – that was held in conjunction with the National AIDS coalition – brought together four […]

Graduate students network in New York

Amid rising unemployment and an uncertain economic future, dozens of students from the School of Business trekked to New York last week to build connections of their own with several leading companies. Almost 40 finance and marketing students embarked on the 2008 MBA New York Career Trek to meet with alumni working in banks, investment […]

Men’s soccer loses ground

It’s been an up-and-down week for the GW men’s soccer team. Just seven days ago, the Colonials were riding high after big home victories against Temple and St. Joseph’s. But the team struggled to replicate the same form away from home this weekend, losing 2-0 to Massachusetts Sunday and battling to a 1-1 draw with […]

Republicans push McCain ticket in Pennsylvania

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Armed with conservative principles, country music and campaign flyers, 16 GW College Republicans crisscrossed Pennsylvania’s 10th District this weekend to get GOP voters to the polls Nov. 4. Campaigning in support of congressional candidate Chris Hackett and Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, devoted CRs braved cold and rain to help bring […]

Gelman Library to receive FBI files on columnist Jack Anderson

Correction appended The FBI released its official collection of files on legendary journalist Jack Anderson to the Associated Press earlier this month. Anderson, who reported during the heyday of GW alumnus J. Edgar Hoover’s tenure as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, wrote about controversial issues in his syndicated column “Washington Merry-Go-Round.” The Freedom […]

Democrats canvass to turn North Carolina blue

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Fifty GW students traveled several hours to campaign here this weekend for presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama and U.S. Senate candidate Kay Hagan in a state that could be in the hands of the Democratic Party for the first time since 1976. The students knocked on doors of targeted voters who were […]

Women’s soccer to miss playoffs

When senior forward Meg Pyle came out of the locker room in the GW women’s soccer game Friday, she was ready to find the back of the net and give her team a win. The first half of the match had been evenly played and the Colonials had few chances to score, but Pyle wanted […]

Protesters rally against construction company working at 2000 Penn

Web Extra A cacophony of noise regularly emerges from 21st and H streets on weekday afternoons, as protesters walk in circles banging drums and bells, sometimes next to a large inflatable rat. Their chants can be heard from blocks away: “Who pays low? Tricon!” They have been walking in circles on behalf of the Mid-Atlantic […]

Halloween party draws hundreds of local children

Hundreds of children from the D.C. area and their families got an early start on trick-or-treating at Kidsfest in the Marvin Center Sunday afternoon. Students donned costumes and handed out candy from different booths that filled the Grand Ballroom. The day was designed to help families celebrate Halloween in a safe and secure environment during […]

Preservation board rejects townhouse renovation proposal

The Historic Preservation Review Board did not accept a proposal submitted for a seven-story addition to a historic townhouse near 20th and H streets, city officials said last week. The design – submitted by the Health Services for Children Foundation – would have added office space for the nonprofit organization, but it has faced community […]