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.

Administrator polls local shoppers

by Alexa Millinger Metro News Editor A professional election poll can cost thousands of dollars, but Bernard Demczuk, GW’s assistant vice president of D.C. relations, has developed a way to do it virtually for free and has not been wrong in 22 years. His self-devised “supermarket poll” has accurately picked the winner in every hotly […]

Poll: Students prefer Obama

Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain may be best candidate for “Joe the Plumber,” but a poll released this week indicates that Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama is the clear favorite with “Joe the Student.” In a CBS News, UWIRE and the Chronicle of Higher Education poll of 25,000 University students in Colorado, Pennsylvania, […]


Women’s Soccer Friday, Oct. 31 at Saint Joseph’s, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at Temple, 3 p.m. Men’s Rowing Saturday, Nov. 1 at Virginia, with Georgetown Men’s Soccer Saturday, Nov. 1 at Richmond, 7 p.m.

Swimmers report hair loss, irritation

Members of GW swim teams reported substantial hair loss and severe itching last week, after a mechanical glitch created a chemical imbalance in the Smith Center swimming pool, team members told The Hatchet. Several athletes, who spoke to The Hatchet on the condition of anonymity because of a policy that prohibits athletes from speaking to […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up: 2145 G St. Lounge The University decided to put a student lounge and study area in the old DJ’s Fastbreak space at 2145 G St. There were several proposals, including a Greek spirit store, but GW picked the best option to increase student study space. It might be a bit of a fishbowl […]

A Royal Race

Correction appended Senior Paul Rozenberg donned his six-inch, patent leather platform heels in a Dupont Circle alley on Tuesday for what might have been one of the last times. As a two-time participant in the annual 17th Street High Heels Race and the director and star of GW’s production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” […]

University no longer most expensive

Editor’s note: GW’s cost extends beyond tuition After two years as the most expensive college in the country, GW has given up the top spot to Sarah Lawrence College, University officials confirmed this week. Sarah Lawrence, located in Bronxville, N.Y., now tops the list at $53,166 for tuition and required expenses during the 2008-2009 academic […]

Amanda Crowe: Invasion? More like retreat

I had high hopes for last week’s Colonials Invasion. I couldn’t wait to join up with a couple thousand of my fellow students, sing the fight song, maybe get some free stuff and get pumped about this year’s basketball season. Unfortunately, all I got was a pathetic attempt from the University to foster school spirit. […]

Lender drops students mid-year

National Education, an educational lending company, was unable to secure funding for loans promised to more than 180 GW students, leaving them searching for a new lender in the middle of the academic year, University officials said this week. Dan Small, the executive director of financial assistance, said that out of about 4,000 lending companies […]