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.

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 […]

The most memorable gift you’ve received

“I got a car when I was sixteen.” Shelbi Chenowith, senior “I got a tree swing last year. I wanted it when I was five, and I never got it.” Rebecca Hadad, freshman “When I was five, I got a Barbie Dream House, and my sister and cousins destroyed it during Christmas dinner. It was […]

Hapless GW trampled by Terps

Based on his scouting of GW, perhaps Maryland’s Greivis Vasquez has a future as an analyst when his career is done on the court. The standout guard’s forecast of Sunday’s match-up proved prophetic in a 76-53 Terrapin victory that saw its outcome take shape early and hold steady through the final buzzer. “I think our […]

Hatchet Checkup: Skimping on sleep

Senior Andrew Beazeale frequents the Gelman Starbucks in the middle of the night so often that the baristas know his order and his favorite seat along the side of the counter. His sleeping habits – little rest, large amounts of caffeine and no choice but to procrastinate on homework because courses, jobs and extracurriculars occupy […]

Area retailers boost discounts for GW students

As the nation looks to Washington to solve its economic dilemma, Foggy Bottom retailers are trying to weather the storm with deep discounts aimed toward GW students, one of their primary sources of revenue. Though sales on the Friday after Thanksgiving were up 3 percent from 2007, ShopperTrak, a business research firm that focuses in […]