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.

Chi Omega recruits 119 new members in its return to GW

Chi Omega, the newest Panhellenic Association sorority on campus, finished its colonization recruitment Saturday with a total of 119 new members following a week of meetings and interviews. Ann Boarman, director of communications for Chi Omega’s national organization, said the Chi Omega recruits were impressive. She said she was very satisfied with the new members […]

Matt Grifferty: Protecting the huddled masses

As the cold weather sets in, it is hard to grasp where the empathy has gone. After walking a friend to a work-study job last Thursday, I was met by music at Franklin Square on 13th and K streets. A large crowd of people had gathered, some with signs, some shouting and others just looking […]

Norton, experts explain economic crisis to D.C. residents

Web Extra Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., assembled a panel of experts to help clear up D.C. residents’ concerns about the economic crisis during a forum Tuesday night on Capitol Hill. The congresswoman said the nation’s legislators “are all just feeling (their) way” in the financial crisis. W. Chris Smith, a property developer in the […]

Artist moved from biology to painting, developing her voice in the District

Sarah Koss has studied biology, conducted lab research and published work in The Journal of Neuroscience. And now, she creates art. Her wall drawing, the centerpiece of a recent show in the newest gallery in Smith Hall, shows this understanding of science and the human condition. The first-year graduate student created the larger-than-life piece with […]

Quick Takes

Hatchet staffer Alex Abnos spent last week at the annual CMJ music festival in New York City. We present you a scrapbook of quotes and photos he collected. So many memories!

GW and Georgetown students debate upcoming election

Web Extra With less than a week until the presidential election, the GW College Democrats and Georgetown Students for McCain-Palin debated human rights and some of the political issues that have characterized the 2008 presidential campaign on Monday in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom. The debate, which was moderated by GW professor and CNN special […]

Diana Kugel: Seek once-a-week

Seventy-five minutes plus 75 minutes equals two and a half hours, whichever way you add it, right? Mathematically speaking, a class that meets for an hour and fifteen minutes twice a week is equivalent to a once-a-week, two-and-a-half-hour session, but the amount of academic output differs greatly. As I was sitting down to study for […]

Melanie Hoffman: What would your father say?

Halloween, one of GW’s favorite holidays, is right around the corner and every girl is thinking about what she is going to be. Or, more importantly, what is she going to wear? Most likely, as little as possible. Whether the scandalous outfit this year has a red medical cross stamped somewhere to qualify you as […]

GW honors alumni in D.C. government

Web Extra The University formally honored its alumni serving in the D.C. government Wednesday night with the first-ever reception of its kind. University President Steven Knapp told guests it was one of his priorities to develop a strong community of alumni. As he thanked the D.C. government employees for their work, he asked that they […]

What charming underclothes!

Science fiction. Rock ballads. Underwear? Forbidden Planet Productions will be performing its annual production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Forbidden Planet has been performing “Rocky Horror” since the company’s founding 14 years ago. The company’s name, “Forbidden Planet,” draws from the show – a line from the first […]