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.

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 […]

Speaker committee receives more than 100 nominations

The Commencement speaker committee, formed this year to increase transparency surrounding the annual event, received 113 nominations for potential speakers, officials confirmed last week. About 65 percent of nominations came from students in the Class of 2009, said Vice President and General Counsel Beth Nolan, who chairs the committee. Nominations also came from alumni, parents, […]

CDs and CRs: Revisiting the campaign

1. What has been your most exciting contribution to your candidate’s campaign? College Democrats: Knocking on doors and getting out the vote for Sen. Obama and candidates up and down the ballot. We met our goal of reaching over 60,000 voters by spending every weekend in Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. We slept on floors, […]

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 […]