December 8, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 31

Stories from the December 8, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Fostering friendship on and off the field

Razor? Check. Chair? Check. Testosterone? Always. It was a Tuesday night in November and members of the men’s Ultimate Frisbee team were prepping for their end of the season tournament by getting Mohawks in a friend’s apartment. Taking style to a new level, the close-knit G-Dub Ultimate team has created a subculture on campus. All […]

City, GW prepare for inauguration

As Jan. 20 quickly approaches, federal, city and GW officials are beginning the arduous task of planning President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration, which is expected to draw millions of visitors. As many as four million people are expected to attend the event. With most of the District, including GW, observing Inauguration Day as a holiday, locals […]

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Swimming copes with injuries

Despite a litany of injuries and illnesses, GW’s swim and dive teams believe they are ready to make an impact in the Atlantic 10. With six swimmers out for the Colonials’ Saturday meet against Old Dominion, head coach Dan Rhinehart’s teams still had three first-place finishes and 14 second-place finishes. Senior David Zenk won two […]

Staff Editorial:

On an average day, about 600,000 people call the District of Columbia home. For inauguration weekend, D.C. is expecting a flood of anywhere from 3 to 5 million people. The question now: What to do with them? It’s no secret that GW is in the center of the city, and we boast about it often. […]

Basketball: Men fall to Richmond in A-10 opener

For much of Saturday night’s men’s basketball 60-48 loss to Richmond, head coach Karl Hobbs’ team looked like a group that had lost four straight games to some of the worst teams in the country. The Spiders led 24-5 in the first half, a lead that swelled to 23 points early in the second half […]

Aswani faces backlash from cabinet

In a rare display of discord within the Student Association executive, members of Vishal Aswani’s own cabinet publicly criticized him this week for being ineffective and isolated, and threatened to resign if he does not “shape up.” The cabinet members met with the SA president on Sunday afternoon, days after SA spokeswoman Tabisa Walwema resigned. […]

Justin Guiffre: Let’s be smarter

It has become obvious that America’s smartest investors are not the ones wheeling and dealing on Wall Street, but those that spend their time in class and staying up late writing papers at universities and community colleges. These investors are gaining something more valuable than any share or derivative could: They are investing in themselves. […]

Univ. delays GWorld system upgrade

Plans to overhaul the GWorld program have been put on hold because of economic and timing issues, University officials said last week. The new system – dubbed GWorld 2.0 – was set to be fully implemented by the start of the fall 2009 semester, but now will not be ready until fall 2010. Students would […]