November 3, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 23

Stories from the November 3, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Officials defend MPD transfer

Facing opposition from the University and neighborhood leaders, city officials told community members last week that they support the Metropolitan Police Department’s recent decision to move a beloved lieutenant out of Foggy Bottom. Lt. Phillip Lanciano, a police officer who often worked closely with GW and the neighborhood, was abruptly reassigned to the 6th District […]

Phenomenal Women seek support

by Marielle Mondon Hatchet Reporter It is hard to be phenomenal if you have no one to back you up. So goes the story of the Phenomenal Women of George Washington, a new student organization that started last April to focus on encouraging success and leadership among women through community outreach programs. The group held […]

Political partying in the District

The final countdown to this year’s highly anticipated election is finally here and what better way to tally up the points than with a small party or a major celebration? GW is well-known for its proximity to the White House and its politically driven students, so there will be many opportunities for making this election […]

Snapshot: Democratic Race

Ryder Haske/multimedia editor GW alumnus Zack McAdoo, left, competes in Obamalleycat, a bicycle race that started in Logan Circle Saturday night. McAdoo finished second in the competition. View the video here.

GW staff contributions to Obama are highest yet

Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama collected nearly $15,000 from GW staff in donations this September – more than any other month this campaign season, according to a Hatchet analysis of federal campaign contributions. Faculty and administrators who listed GW as their employer in federal election documents donated $14,550 to Obama in September – $6,150 […]

Fall courses focus on presidential election

GW offers an array of classes on politics, campaigning and government. But this fall many professors are offering classes specifically tailored to the election. Journalism professor Sean Aday’s campaigns and elections class, for example, is only taught during semesters when campaigns are happening. “Doing a class like this is so exciting because every day you’re […]

Justin Guiffre: Writing a noble narrative

The first law of thermodynamics states that “energy can never be created or destroyed, but it can be transferred to another body or changed into a different form.” To date, not a single physical reaction has been observed that violates this law. When you wake up on Wednesday, things might not be so simple anymore. […]

Iraq will test next leader, professor says

A foreign policy expert said at the Elliott School of International Affairs Thursday night that withdrawing from Iraq will be one of the greatest challenges facing the next president. William Quandt, a Welling professor at GW and a professor at the University of Virginia, repeatedly emphasized that reshaping America foreign policy is crucial for the […]

Niketa Brar: Five ways to spend $5 billion

One more day, and it will finally be over. Gone will be that questioning voice in commercials asking you to rethink your candidate. No more half-hour infomercial candidate ads. And I’ll finally be able to get through my day without a phone call telling me why the other guy is actually the devil incarnate. While […]