November 6, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 24

Stories from the November 6, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Inaugural Ball tickets sell out in less than 24 hours

All of the nearly 4,000 tickets for GW’s Inaugural Ball sold out on Tuesday evening, less than 24 hours after they were made available for purchase. Visit the Newsroom for <strongThe Hatchet’s Continuous Election Night Coverage University spokeswoman Tracy Schario said GW will maintain a wait list, but she said the 4,000 tickets sold represent […]

Economics reporter critiques media, public over crisis

An important factor in understanding the recent economic downfall is comprehending the difference between public perception of the economic crisis with its reality, a business reporter of The New York Times said at the Elliott School on Wednesday. Diana B. Henriques, a senior writer at The New York Times and a GW alumna, tried to […]

D.C. Democrats celebrate win

As breaking-news banners flashed over television screens that showed Barack Obama was projected to win the presidency, jubilant D.C. Democrats erupted in celebration at the Madison Hotel Tuesday night. Visit the Newsroom for <strongThe Hatchet’s Continuous Election Night Coverage Dancing, crying and drinking accompanied Obama’s wins in key states – Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, Ohio […]

Students wait for Washington Post special edition at E Street CVS

About 30 people waited in line for the Washington Post special edition this Wednesday at the E Street CVS Pharmacy, one of six retailers selling the commemorative election paper. Visit the Newsroom for <strongThe Hatchet’s Continuous Election Night Coverage The edition, which cost $1.50, was sold at 7-Eleven, CVS, Giant, Harris Teeter, Safeway and Shoppers […]

Men’s basketball coasts to victory in first exhibition game

Saturday, November 8 The GW men’s basketball team hit the floor for the first time this season today, and once they hit it they didn’t stop, cruising to a 101-71 victory over West Georgia in an exhibition game at Smith Center. Junior Damian Hollis led all scorers with 18 points, connecting on four of five […]

Loss dampens GOP event

It was a somber ending to a spirited evening at the Republican National Committee’s election night event at the Capital Hilton on Tuesday. Supporters of Sen. John McCain at the RNC fell silent near 11 p.m. as they watched months of hard work disappear when Barack Obama was projected to be the country’s next president. […]

Offer made on former Trachtenberg residence

An offer has been placed on the former home of former University president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg after more than a year on the market for $4 million, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said. University officials have said the profits from the Bancroft Avenue house will fund the multi-million dollar renovations to the F […]

Foreign students demonstrate new voting system

President-elect Barack Obama won a decisive victory among a mock electorate of international students who tested a new voting system that uses invisible ink at the University Tuesday. One hundred and eighty-seven people voted in the election, in which only foreign-born students were allowed to participate. Of those students, 149 voted for Obama, 26 cast […]

Obama win spurs White House rally

Never was GW’s proximity to the White House more evident than at the moment hundreds of students left Kogan Plaza and sprinted down Pennsylvania Avenue to President-elect Barack Obama’s future home. Visit the Newsroom for <strongThe Hatchet’s Continuous Election Night Coverage Chanting “Yes we did!” “USA!” and “O-ba-ma!” they swarmed the gates with unrestrained energy […]


In Monday’s Campus Calendar (Nov. 3, p. 2), The Hatchet erroneously reported that “Real conversations: The people’s choice analyzing America’s election selection” was on Nov. 3. The event will be held on Nov. 10.