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.

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 […]

GW alumni in Congress

Many GW students want to hold an elected position in the federal government. Although many will not actually make it that far, here is a list of those who are currently living out the dream. Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Penn., received a master’s degree in health administration from GW in 1998. He represents the 4th District […]

Alex Smith: Keep the Electoral College alive

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the ineptitudes of the Electoral College. Many see it merely as an old artifact of the past, something so hopelessly outdated and irrelevant in today’s modern world that it is surprising to find it still exists. Though it does have some flaws, that is by no means […]

Staff Editorial: Swimming in problems

If you see any GW swimmers in class with less body hair than usual, it’s not because they’re shaving to be more sleek and aerodynamic in the water. On Thursday, The Hatchet reported that members of the water polo and men’s and women’s swim teams suffered “substantial hair loss and severe itching” after practicing in […]


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 […]