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.

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 […]

Varsity Roundup

Swimming In their first meet since a mechanical glitch at the Smith Center pool caused a chemical imbalance, GW’s swim teams both lost to La Salle Saturday in Philadelphia. Freshmen David Harding and Isabel Tawney joined sophomore Sarah Beggs in winning individual races, but GW’s men’s team lost 200-98, while the women lost 202-91. Women’s […]

Nominees address college affordability policies

The skyrocketing cost of higher education is a major concern for American families planning to send their children to college, but the subject of university affordability arose only once during the three debates between presidential nominees Sens. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and John McCain, R-Ariz. Both candidates have referenced higher education issues in speeches on the […]

Staff Editorial: Solidarity with Quad News

Last week, a New York Times editorial brought to light a student journalism controversy at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. All the top editors at the university-sponsored student paper, The Quinnipiac Chronicle, left the publication last year over conflicts with the administration and formed the Quad News, an independent news site. The administration responded by prohibiting […]

Three business leaders join Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees welcomed three new charter members – entrepreneur Steven Roberts and 1977 graduates George Coelho and Randy Levine – last month at their first annual meeting. The new trustees officially began their terms in July, bringing the total number of trustees to 32, including five alumni trustees, two recent alumni trustees and […]

Close Congressional Races

Everyone’s eyes are on the presidential election, but the House of Representatives and the Senate will also have their fair share of drama on Nov. 4. Here are some races to watch out for on Election Day. House of Representatives Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, R-Colo. Musgrave represents Colorado’s 4th District and is finishing up her third […]

University installs green roof at ESIA

The University constructed its first “green roof” on the Elliott School of International Affairs City View Room terrace late last month. The 2,000-square-foot development was organized by GW’s chapter of Net Impact, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, with the help of other environmental groups. Green roofs are additional layers of vegetation and waterproof […]

National media magazine ranks documentary center in top 10

Documentary magazine The Independent ranked the GW Documentary Center in its list of the top 10 academic programs in the field last month. The magazine, which promotes independent documentary filmmaking, ranked programs from schools such as Stanford, Duke and University of California, Berkley alongside GW. GW’s program offers students the opportunity to become “immersed in […]

Blind Date: Too close for comfort

This week’s Hatchet Blind Date broke one of the cardinal rules of dating: Don’t date your friends’ exes. Adding to that, junior Nate Andorsky brought his best friend along on the date, who happens to be junior Alyssa Friedlander’s roommate’s boyfriend. Their Wednesday evening dinner at Peacock Café showed the two blind daters, with their […]

School preps for Inaugural Ball

The University has yet to hear if presidential nominees Barack Obama or John McCain will attend the fifth GW Inaugural Ball, but students can be sure at least one president will be there. University President Steven Knapp will host the dance on the evening of the Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20 at the swanky Omni-Shoreham […]