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.

CDs, CRs react to results

The cheers of the College Democrats swelled after CNN called states for Barack Obama in the Marvin Center on Tuesday night, coming to a thundering crescendo when the Illinois senator was declared the next president of the United States. The applause echoed limply in the adjourning ballroom, where the College Republicans watched quietly as the […]

Alum Warner wins Virginia Senate seat

TYSONS CORNER, Va. – Former Virginia governor and GW graduate Mark Warner easily won a Virginia U.S. Senate seat Tuesday night. Visit the Newsroom for <strongThe Hatchet’s Continuous Election Night Coverage Warner garnered more than 60 percent of the vote in the election, defeating Republican opponent and former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore. “I am proud […]

Continuous Coverage: Election Timeline

This election timeline is a recap of the events at GW and around D.C. leading up to Tuesday’s historic announcement. The briefs are taken from our continuous blog coverage. Click for PDF (672kb)

U Street rejoices after historic election

Forty years after U Street was torn apart by riots in response to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., D.C.’s historically black neighborhood broke out into emotional and dramatic celebration when Barack Obama was announced as the country’s first black president Tuesday night. Visit the Newsroom for <strongThe Hatchet’s Continuous Election Night Coverage A […]

GW student loses ANC

While local D.C. politicians greeted voters outside the polls in Foggy Bottom Tuesday morning, GW junior John “Jack” Coleman was right beside them, not as a supporter but as a candidate. Visit the Newsroom for <strongThe Hatchet’s Continuous Election Night Coverage Coleman campaigned as a write-in candidate for Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A06 commissioner. Yet he […]

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 […]