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.

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 […]

Women’s squash earning recruits, recognition

When Maura Myers, head coach of the GW women’s squash team, makes a prediction about the season, she’s probably right. Plenty of coaches have big plans. But Myers has a track record of getting the job done. Last year, Myers said she believed the team had the ability to jump divisions from D to C, […]

District Mixtape: Election Special

Hatchet Arts presents a two-part playlist channeling the spirit of the College Democrats and College Republicans. And to think, they compiled these tracks without once referencing “Let’s Get It Started” by the Black Eyed Peas! Bravo, young intellectuals! College Democrats 1. Eddie Vedder – No More 2. The Beatles – Revolution 3. India Arie – […]

Admins protest MPD transfer

University and local leaders banded together this week to protest a decision to transfer Lt. Phillip Lanciano – the Metropolitan Police Department officer assigned to the Foggy Bottom area – to another police district. Lanciano served as a local Police Service Area lieutenant, working frequently with community members and the University to alleviate crime in […]

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!