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.

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 […]

Snapshot: First Notes

Related article Stephanie Covello/Hatchet photographer A young boy in an alligator costume tries to blow a horn at a booth run by the GW Band at Kidsfest in the Marvin Center Sunday afternoon. Related article.

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 […]