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.

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 Many see it merely as an old artifact of the past, something so hopelessly outdated and irrelevant in today’s modern world that it is surprising to find it still exists.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 […]

Greek membership on the rise

Greek-letter life at GW is not just expanding; it’s exploding. Participation in Greek-letter organizations on campus has increased nearly 70 percent over the past five years, from 12.5 percent of the undergraduate population in 2003 to 21.2 percent this fall. Both administrators and students attribute the growth to a positive feedback cycle, in which more […]

Getting the security scoop

A director at the Department of State gave out top-secret information to GW students Wednesday night. But this was not a dark alleyway exchange. It was an event hosted by the Career Center. Jim Onusko, director of personnel security for the Department of State and a GW graduate, spoke to several dozen students in the […]