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.

Obama supporters rally in D.C.

D.C. politicians warned backers of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama in front of Democratic National Committee’s headquarters Saturday that they should not sit on their laurels in the waning days of the campaign. Led by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., many local leaders voiced their support and confidence in Obama, but they also cautioned […]

J Street union fights Sodexo over firings

A local union representing employees of J Street is in legal mediations with Sodexo – the company that runs dining services at GW – over allegations that Sodexo laid off union workers under false pretenses. It is the second grievance filed in the past year, both of which concern the subcontracting of the WOW Wingery […]

Muslims discuss Islam and homosexuality

Web Extra A variety of opinions on the subject of Islam and homosexuality led to a heated debate at the Marvin Center Sunday night. Panelist Amal Amireh, professor of women and gender studies at George Mason University, said there are many homosexual Muslims that practice Islam, adding that it is important to speak for these […]

Gift to honor local legend

Seniors have voted to donate a portion of their class gift to a scholarship that helps pay for textbook costs and a plaque, both in honor of Old Man Schenley, a campus mainstay who died last year. The Senior Class Gift Committee announced last Thursday that the legacy gift of the Class of 2009 will […]

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 […]