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.

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 […]

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 […]