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.


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 […]

Men’s soccer to face Spiders

For the GW men’s soccer team, it’s getting down to the wire. After enduring a grueling schedule that saw them play 11 of their first 14 games on the road, the Colonials must travel one last time with more at stake than ever. Richmond, their opponent on Saturday, is a team on the rise. After […]

Edwards takes on health care

Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, discussed the necessary ingredients of a successful health care plan at Ross Hall Monday evening, but she remained mum about her husband’s scandal. The noted health care advocate, who has battled breast cancer and endured the fallout from her husband’s admitted affair, looked ahead to […]

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, […]