October 21, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 20

Stories from the October 21, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

General calls for reinstatement of draft

Four-star retired general Wesley Clark said Tuesday he supports a reinstitution of the draft. Speaking at the Elliott School of International Affairs, the one-time Democratic candidate for president said “selfish” Americans rely on the poor to serve in the Armed Forces and the draft would create an equal playing field. “I would personally like to […]

University adds $2 million to financial aid pool

The University added $2 million to the undergraduate financial aid pool and is reevaluating its communication strategy between students and financial aid counselors, after 400 undergraduate students saw hefty decreases in their aid packages this year. A majority of the students who saw a drop in aid were selected by the Department of Education for […]

Political strategists predict Republican gains in midterm elections

The Nov. 2 midterm elections will be critical for the country’s direction, two top political players said Tuesday. Former Hillary Clinton campaign strategist Mark Penn and President George W. Bush adviser Karen Hughes predicted the Republican Party would see gains in the House of Representatives and the governorships at an event in the Jack Morton […]

Conservative: Obama not African American

President Barack Obama is not truly an African American, conservative author Dinesh D’Souza charged Tuesday night in the Marvin Center. Speaking to the Young America’s Foundation, D’Souza said Obama has never sat at a segregated lunch counter and being African American is not based on the color of your skin but on a person’s heritage. […]

Advisory Neighborhood Commission members appeal nightclub’s liquor license

Foggy Bottom-area residents are protesting a K Street club’s right to serve liquor, saying noisy club-goers are lowering residential property values and affecting the quality of life in the area. All six members of the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission objected last week to the Shadow Room’s request to renew its liquor […]

Seniors to vote on class gift options

Correction appended The Class of 2011 will begin casting votes next week on whether to direct its annual gift to support a sustainability fund, scholarships, a business plan competition or undergraduate research. Chosen by members of the Senior class gift committee, the four options are reflective of University President Steven Knapp’s priorities for GW. The […]

Raising questions onstage

The stage was set and simple for the final MainStage performance of David Mamet’s “Oleanna” Sunday in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre. As director of the two-person play and theater department professor Alan Wade stood to thank his last audience and requested one thing – for the performance to provoke them. “Oleanna,” which opened Thursday, […]

College Republicans head to Delaware for controversial O’Donnell

About 20 members of the College Republicans will head to Delaware this weekend in a last-minute attempt to gather up support for the trailing Republican Senate hopeful Christine O’Donnell. O’Donnell currently trails her competitor by about 18 percentage points, according to RealClearPolitics. The tea party candidate has garnered a significant amount of negative press coverage […]