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.

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.

Campus Calendar

Thursday The Skin of Our Teeth Watch the Forbidden Planet’s Production of a show about a family and the disasters they must face. Tickets are $5 at the door. 8 p.m. Lisner Downstage Casino Royale Charity Benefit Play poker and other casino games with your peers for charity and the chance to win an iPod […]

Women’s soccer misses the postseason

The last games of the GW women’s soccer team’s season went much the way the entire year had: with good effort, good teamwork, quality goals scored and a couple weak ones allowed. The end result: one win and one loss to finish a season in which GW just did not seem to have luck on […]

Young team loses tune-up

You’ll have to forgive head women’s basketball coach Mike Bozeman for not being too upset about his team’s 71-66 exhibition game loss to the DT-3 All-Stars. With seven new players – including six freshmen – it came as no surprise to the first-year coach that the team’s play looked disjointed at times. Graduate Kim Beck, […]

Joe Laliberte: For those who cannot

On a rainy Election Day on Tuesday, an elderly woman no more than four and a half feet tall named Elena stepped out of a Red Top cab in Rosslyn, Va., and made her way to her polling place at Fire Station 10, just a few blocks from the Metro stop. As she carefully stepped […]

Staff Editorial: Only at GW

Watching the returns come back in 2004, where did you imagine you would be on election night 2008? Did you picture yourself in Foggy Bottom, gathering in front of the White House, standing among the monuments or being at the Capitol? In the hours spanning Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, it became abundantly clear to […]

By the skin of their teeth

The ice age, Noah’s ark and the apocalypse. Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin Of Our Teeth,” performed by Forbidden Planet Productions this weekend, visits all three events – in the course of two hours. While she admits the show is confusing, director Katherine Nelson, a junior, said she found the play immediately compelling. “It was different […]