November 8, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 25

Stories from the November 8, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Stephen Glatter: Want fans to show up? Then win.

In the Nov. 4 issue of The Hatchet, both the editorial board and an assistant coach urged students to help the men’s basketball squad by showing up to games. Curiously though, neither opinion focused on the one proven way to coax people through the Smith Center doors – win. When GW stamped three straight tickets […]

Rove calls election results ‘remarkable’

For every political aficionado who came to GW to make his or her start, Karl Rove has one piece of advice: Go home. The former deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush turned Republican strategist told a crowd of more than 200 students to enter into politics in their home congressional districts, rather […]

Exploring her family tree at its roots

Sarah Jackson wants to reconnect with her roots – and they dig deeper than the average American heritage. While learning about Thanksgiving in grade school, Jackson found out that her great-grandmother was a Cherokee Indian. “I was always left wondering if [Thanksgiving] was all my ancestors left behind,” Jackson, a junior, said. “The little information […]

Brooks returns to Smith Center

For eight years, Darrell Brooks sat on the sidelines at the Smith Center as a men’s basketball assistant coach for GW. Saturday, Brooks was back at the Smith Center, this time as the enemy: the head coach of GW’s exhibition game opponent, Bowie State. For Brooks, Saturday’s exhibition game against his former team was a […]

Firm: University could fundraise $1 billion

GW has the potential to raise $1 billion within the next seven to eight years, an outside consulting firm hired by the University found. Increasing fundraising dollars is a top priority for the University, but officials backed away from the estimate, making it clear the projection was made by an outside firm, and is not […]

Colonials cruise in exhibition win

Before his season began, men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs outlined what his team needed to do to be successful this season. A higher shooting percentage, shooting more threes and averaging somewhere around 75 points per game as a team would all be crucial, he said, if his team was going to compete this season. GW […]

Metro rejects random bag searches after terror threat

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is backing away from plans to conduct random bag searches en masse, despite the revelation that a man was allegedly planning an attack on the system. Farooque Ahmed, 34, was arrested Oct. 27 for allegedly planning an attack on the Metro system. Ahmed was never a threat to the […]

The Department of Health asks EMeRG to report Four Loko cases

The D.C. Department of Health is asking emergency medical services in the District to report any incidents involving Four Loko, a popular beverage nicknamed “blackout in a can,” in response to widespread concerns over the drink’s possible health risks. EMeRG Coordinator David Fifer said his emergency response team has seen two transports due to the […]