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.

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 […]

Justin Guiffre: Something, Something, Intriguing

Walking to class every morning for the past two weeks or so, I have on a number of occasions been forced to stop and stare at a new piece in the Smith Hall of Art. Some of you will instantly recognize what I am talking about. It is called “Something, Something, Laocoon” by Sarah Koss […]

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 […]