November 10, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 25

Stories from the November 10, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Note-taking service grows

If you have an exam approaching this semester, a message from GWClassNotes may be waiting in your inbox. The company, which was formed last year, is sending e-mails to students in select classes only hours before scheduled tests – offering an entire semester’s notes for 75 cents a page. “Your ANTH 001 Midterm Tomorrow,” reads […]

Colonials optimistic despite loss

Saturday’s Senior Day festivities for GW’s men’s soccer team were smaller than usual. The team had just two seniors, goalkeeper Matt Scheer and defender Dave Leon, so introductions did not take long and the ceremony was over relatively quickly. The two had little reason to think their upcoming match against St. Bonaventure would be their […]

GW Expat: South Korean students excited about Obama

Web Extra I first learned of President-elect Barack Obama’s victory in a cafeteria in South Korea. A television screen that normally showed nothing but shiny new commercials and variety shows had switched to a live feed from CNN. If the massive “Obama Wins” headline couldn’t clue me in to the outcome, just one name kept […]

New transcript may include co-curriculars

The University is the preliminary stages of developing a new transcript for students that will list their co-curricular activities, including internships and extracurriculars, administrators said last week. University President Steven Knapp approved the proposal, but it still must pass the Board of Trustees, said Michael Akin, executive director of government international and community affairs. The […]

Students bike to Mount Vernon in third annual event

Web Extra Despite cloudy skies and impending rain, GW students, faculty and staff gathered on the Mount Vernon Campus Quad Saturday morning to make the third annual 24-mile Mount Vernon to Mount Vernon Bike Tour. More than 50 students made the trip this year from the Mount Vernon Campus to Mount Vernon, Va., said Ashley […]

Men’s basketball exhibits A-game

What a difference a year can make. In last season’s preseason exhibition, GW needed overtime to escape with a narrow victory over Division II UDC. Xavier Alexander was a freshman seeing his first collegiate action, with most of his contributions coming from the unbridled energy and effort characteristic of a newcomer, as he helped his […]

Students turn to Craigslist for Inaugural Ball tickets

There are already more than 40 listings on Craigslist for tickets to the sold-out GW Inaugural Ball although the dance is still months away. Posters looking for tickets said they are willing to pay hundreds of dollars for one of the 4,000 tickets that sold out on Election Day for $85 each. “Looking for one […]

Lambda Chi Alpha charity drive nets four tons of food

Members of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity collected an estimated four tons of food this semester to benefit Capital Area Food Bank, leaders of the fraternity said last week. Fraternity members have promoted their cause on campus since the beginning of the semester by placing boxes for food donations in sorority houses and tabling outside J […]

The Hatchet wins awards for print and online editions

One of the nation’s largest student press organizations presented The Hatchet with two of its most prominent awards last week, the first time the paper has been recognized for both its print and online editions in the same year. The Associated Collegiate Press presented the paper with the Online Pacemaker and Print Pacemaker awards. The […]