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.

Administrators step up recruiting efforts

Admissions officers are stepping up recruitment efforts across the country in response to the global financial crisis, looking to draw eyes away from a high price tag by emphasizing GW’s financial aid and fixed tuition programs. Officials have acknowledged that GW’s admissions numbers could dip this year, though the school has already received more applications […]

Reaching to the skies

Proper restaurant etiquette: Don’t light swizzle sticks on fire using the candles on the table. GW alumnus John Safer did not abide by this rule. If he had, he may not have the illustrious career he has today. Sixty years ago, Safer experimented with sculpture for the first time by lighting those sticks on fire […]

Thousands of students descend on White House

window.location = “”; GW’s proximity to the White House was never more evident than the moment hundreds of students left Kogan Plaza and sprinted down Pennsylvania Avenue to Barack Obama’s future home. Stay with The Hatchet for continuous coverage, live blogging and multimedia.

Grad schools target GW students

The School of Public Health and Health Services and the Law School are stepping up recruitment efforts among GW undergraduates this year, school officials said. With more student interest in the two schools, SPHHS and the Law School plan to hold events focused on reaching out to students already on campus. “Those students know what […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Real Conversations – The People’s Choice: Analyzing America’s Election Selection Take a glimpse into the elections and discuss its potential outcome. 7 p.m. Marvin Center 402 Tuesday College Democrats and College Republicans Election Night Festivities Come watch the results of one of the most historic elections in history with the CDs and CRs. Enjoy […]

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 […]