November 20, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 28

Stories from the November 20, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Snapshot: Metro Madness

Anne Wernikoff/assistant photo editor Passengers formed a line around the block in front of the Foggy Bottom Metro Station to use one escalator as a result of broken escalators during rush hour Wednesday night.

Knapp praises Greek-letter community growth

University President Steven Knapp discussed the growth of Greek-letter life on campus and its effects on the University at the second annual Greek Summit on Tuesday. The discussion was organized by the president’s office to convene a dialogue between the administration and the Greek-letter community. Knapp said he has been amazed with Greek-letter life on […]

Bolivian president looks to form bond with Obama

In the midst of rapidly crumbling relations between Bolivia and the United States, left-wing Bolivian President Evo Morales told an audience at American Tuesday night that he looks forward to forging ties with President-elect Barack Obama – in his first speech ever in the District. GW’s Latin and hemispheric studies department co-sponsored the event, along […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Gobble Fest!!! – A Thanksgiving Relay Celebrate the upcoming holiday by taking part in a relay to see who can make five traditional Thanksgiving dishes first. $20 per team 7 p.m. Kogan Plaza Friday Kazakh National Folk Orchestra “Otrat Sazy” Hear traditional music of Kazakhstan from the masters of nomadic music. 6 p.m. Jack […]

Getting that Internship

Students sometimes pride themselves on juggling more internships than classes, but for those who have yet to step foot in the rat race, finding a position can seem daunting. Whether you’re a freshman salivating over the opportunity of running around Capitol Hill or a senior with a full résumé, here’s a quick guide on some […]

Brazilian envoy talks diplomacy

Brazilian Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota touched on his country’s economy and its relationship with the United States in a speech at the Elliott School of International Affairs Tuesday afternoon. While relations between the United States and many Latin American countries have become strained in recent years, he painted Brazil’s ties with the U.S. in […]

Staff Editorial: Science Center not a boondoggle

The School of Media and Public Affairs? $21 million. Duqu?s Hall? $56 million. The new GW Hospital? $96 million. So what kind of building would you expect for around $300 million? On the off chance you answered, “GW’s proposed science center that will replace the parking garage at the corner of 22nd and H streets,” […]

Election inspires D.C. voting push

For D.C. voting rights advocates, conditions are perfect. The necessary pieces – Democratic control of Congress and a president-elect who supports the cause – have fallen into place for the first time since 1993. Now proponents of D.C. representation and statehood are divided over what to push for when Congress reconvenes in January. “Now’s the […]

Taking advantage of the Career Center

When it was time for his interview, a young man anxiously entered Anne Scammon’s office. Formally dressed, he answered a series of questions – all while nervously rocking back in his chair. Big mistake. Fortunately this was a mock interview designed to help students improve their performance. Anne Scammon is not an intimidating boss, but […]

Diana Kugel: Penny for your thoughts, GW?

Are you worried about the economy because it may be difficult to get a loan for next year’s tuition, or because it will be harder to get a job post-graduation? Well, take that concern and magnify it by the amount the Dow Jones Industrial fell yesterday, and you’ll have an idea of the weight sitting […]