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.

Close Congressional Races

Everyone’s eyes are on the presidential election, but the House of Representatives and the Senate will also have their fair share of drama on Nov. 4. Here are some races to watch out for on Election Day. House of Representatives Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, R-Colo. Musgrave represents Colorado’s 4th District and is finishing up her third […]

University installs green roof at ESIA

The University constructed its first “green roof” on the Elliott School of International Affairs City View Room terrace late last month. The 2,000-square-foot development was organized by GW’s chapter of Net Impact, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, with the help of other environmental groups. Green roofs are additional layers of vegetation and waterproof […]

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 = “http://www.gwhatchet.com/?em”; 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.