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.

Coach gives squash renewed hope

On the eve of Tuesday’s presidential election, the men’s squash team has change it can believe in. The GW men’s squash team, led by head coach Wendy Lawrence, has learned that if it didn’t work the first few times, it’s time to try something new. After an impressive season, the Colonials made it to the […]

Students face voting problems

Receiving and mailing absentee ballots this election has become a frustrating process for several students as they navigate through confusing rules with little help from a student group that assisted in the past. GW Votes, which previously helped students register to vote and obtain absentee ballots, has all but disappeared from campus this year. “We […]

Letters to the Editor

Don’t judge women by Halloween costumes As a GW student, a feminist and a future leader of America, I must respond to Melanie Hoffman’s criticism of GW women’s Halloween costumes (“What would your father say?” Oct. 30, p. 1). Her column is written from a place of expertise about feminism and how women should behave. […]

Ross Romano: Not your ordinary championship

Remember what it felt like the first time? It was magical, wasn’t it? I promise there’s nothing risque behind that question. I’m simply talking sports. All you sports fans who have been fortunate enough to witness one of your hometown teams win a championship, do you remember the emotions you felt when it happened? Last […]

Organization donates $4,000 to Banaa

The Clinton Global Initiative awarded $4,000 to a GW student organization to support the group’s efforts to bring additional Sudanese students to American colleges and universities. The Banaa student organization – also known as the Sudan Educational Empowerment Network – is striving to help students from the war-torn African nation attend GW and 35 other […]

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 […]