October 30, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 22

Stories from the October 30, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Bookstore worker gets probation for $14,000 theft

A former GW Bookstore employee pleaded guilty Tuesday in Superior Court to stealing more than $14,000 from the bookstore through fraudulent credit card returns and was ordered to pay restitution and serve probation. Marco Pareja, 30, pleaded guilty to second-degree theft, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Miller. He was sentenced to 39 months of probation […]

Ross Griffith: Don’t mess with the Mall

Consider for a second what the National Mall says about America. The Mall is a totally unique space that combines our most important public buildings, our history and some of our most cherished pieces of art, all arranged around a wide strip of grass that has played host to some our most meaningful social movements, […]

BoT chairman, experts weigh in on global financial crisis

Board of Trustees Chairman Russell Ramsey told an audience of 200 people at the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Monday night to refrain from watching CNBC during the financial crisis because “it’s the People magazine of the financial markets.” Ramsey, a co-founder of Friedman Billings Ramsey Group who now runs a private investment firm, was joined […]

Letters to the Editor

Focus on service, not résumés As a senior at GW, it disappoints me to once again see my school only concentrate on teaching us the corporate ladder and how to climb as quick as possible (“How to get a job in this economy,” Oct. 27, p. 4). Over four years here, I have rarely seen […]


In “Gelman Library receives FBI files on columnist Jack Anderson” (Oct. 27, p. 2), The Hatchet misstated the recipient of the files. The files were originally given to the Associated Press, and they will be moved to Gelman Library this month.

Snapshot: Youth Power

Josh Wolf/Hatchet photographer Anthony Salvanto, survey manager for CBS News, speaks alongside panelist Sara Hebel, a Chronicle of Higher Education editor, about a poll of youth voters.

Men’s basketball grabs three verbals

Three prep school basketball players have verbally committed to play for the GW men’s basketball team next year, sources said. Daymon Warren, David Pellom and Dwayne Smith have pledged to play in Foggy Bottom next season, their coaches confirmed this week. Their commitments bring GW’s total number of pledged recruits for next year to four, […]

Crime Log

Theft 10/19/08 – 9 p.m. – off campus – case closed A male affiliated with the University returned to his vehicle parked off-campus when he saw two suspects emerging from his car. The individual chased the suspects for two blocks and caught one. He waited for Metropolitan Police Department officers to detain the suspect. A […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Bingo Night Try your luck at bingo for a chance to win prizes from the bookstore, Tonic and Apple. 7 p.m. Health and Welnees Center, 4th Floor Friday Trick or Treat at the Knapps Stop by University President Steven Knapp’s house for delicious Halloween treats. 6 p.m. 1925 F St., N.W. First Annual Jack […]

‘Juicy’ creator defends site

The gossip Web site JuicyCampus.com is here to stay and should remain uncensored, creator Matt Ivester said during a lecture at Georgetown Tuesday night. In a tense auditorium filled with Georgetown students, Ivester answered student questions for the first time, responding to the school’s student government leaders who called on administrators to ban Juicy Campus […]