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.


In “Chi Omega recruits 119 new members in its return to GW” (Oct. 13, p. 2), The Hatchet reported Pi Beta Phi sorority “only” recruited 85 members when it came to GW in 2006. The sorority was limited to that number.

Men’s soccer back in playoff hunt with win

At the beginning of the season, GW men’s soccer coach George Lidster commented that his team would have to “learn how to win away” if they wanted to be successful in the ultra-competitive Atlantic 10 Conference. Judging by Saturday’s 3-0 win at Richmond, his players seem to have grasped the concept. The game was the […]

Greek membership on the rise

Greek-letter life at GW is not just expanding; it’s exploding. Participation in Greek-letter organizations on campus has increased nearly 70 percent over the past five years, from 12.5 percent of the undergraduate population in 2003 to 21.2 percent this fall. Both administrators and students attribute the growth to a positive feedback cycle, in which more […]

Getting the security scoop

A director at the Department of State gave out top-secret information to GW students Wednesday night. But this was not a dark alleyway exchange. It was an event hosted by the Career Center. Jim Onusko, director of personnel security for the Department of State and a GW graduate, spoke to several dozen students in the […]

Coach gives squash renewed hope

On the eve of Tuesday’s presidential election, the men’s squash team has change it can believe in. The GW men’s squash team, led by head coach Wendy Lawrence, has learned that if it didn’t work the first few times, it’s time to try something new. After an impressive season, the Colonials made it to the […]

Students face voting problems

Receiving and mailing absentee ballots this election has become a frustrating process for several students as they navigate through confusing rules with little help from a student group that assisted in the past. GW Votes, which previously helped students register to vote and obtain absentee ballots, has all but disappeared from campus this year. “We […]

Letters to the Editor

Don’t judge women by Halloween costumes As a GW student, a feminist and a future leader of America, I must respond to Melanie Hoffman’s criticism of GW women’s Halloween costumes (“What would your father say?” Oct. 30, p. 1). Her column is written from a place of expertise about feminism and how women should behave. […]

Ross Romano: Not your ordinary championship

Remember what it felt like the first time? It was magical, wasn’t it? I promise there’s nothing risque behind that question. I’m simply talking sports. All you sports fans who have been fortunate enough to witness one of your hometown teams win a championship, do you remember the emotions you felt when it happened? Last […]

Organization donates $4,000 to Banaa

The Clinton Global Initiative awarded $4,000 to a GW student organization to support the group’s efforts to bring additional Sudanese students to American colleges and universities. The Banaa student organization – also known as the Sudan Educational Empowerment Network – is striving to help students from the war-torn African nation attend GW and 35 other […]

Annual Greek Week includes multicultural organizations

Members of the Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council included the Multicultural Greek Council in their annual Greek Week for the first time last week. The yearly tradition brought members of Greek-letter life together for a week of activities that raised more than $3,000 for a D.C.-based food bank. Senior Shannon Reed, a member of Pi […]