Kyle Fishburn

Dorsey convicted of beating elderly Foggy Bottom woman

The man accused of beating an elderly woman across the street from New Hall last spring was found guilty Thursday. James Dorsey was on trial for beating Vasiliki Fotopoulos, an elderly woman who sells umbrellas at the Foggy Bottom Metro on rainy days. The incident occurred at midday on May 3, 2005, on the 700 […]

Law prof. threatens GW with lawsuit in hopes of outdoor smoking ban

Law professor John Banzhaf, who has threatened to sue the University if it doesn’t ban smoking outside its buildings, took his threats one step further last week when he sent a letter of intent to sue to the director of the GW Office of Risk Management and Insurance. Banzhaf initially told The Hatchet of his […]

Coulter calls Islam a “cult” at speech to CRs

Conservative author, lecturer and television personality Ann Coulter described Islam as a “car-burning cult” in her speech to the GW College Republicans in the Marvin Center Friday. Coulter, a former corporate and public interest lawyer and ex-Washington congressional aide, is widely known for her rabble-rousing commentary and outspoken criticism of the Democratic Party and liberals. […]

Endowment climbs 12.2 percent

GW’s endowment grew 12.2 percent over the last fiscal year, slightly more than the national average, according to a report released late last month by the National Association of College and University Business Officers. The market value of GW’s endowment – which consists of gifts to the University from individual, corporate and non-profit donors and […]

Williams set to decide on smoking ban

D.C.’s fate seems certain – the capital city will soon join numerous other municipalities across the country in outlawing smoking in bars, restaurants and other public places. The D.C. City Council voted 11 to 1 to pass a comprehensive ban on smoking in indoor workplaces Jan. 4. If signed by D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams, the […]

WEB EXTRA: Former VP candidate addresses College Republicans

Before a crowd of about 70 students, former Republican vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp gave a speech on poverty and capitalism in the United States but did not address the major issues facing the GOP. Kemp, who unsuccessfully ran for vice president with Bob Dole in 1996, is a former professional football player, member of […]

Men in drag race through Dupont

Dupont Circle’s 17th Street flooded with cross-dressers and spectators Tuesday night as more than 30 drag queens came out despite the cold and drizzly weather to participate in an October tradition. D.C.’s annual High Heel Race takes place each year on the Tuesday night before Halloween, allowing men to dress in short skirts and strap […]

WEB EXTRA: Kendo club hosts tournament

The crack of dueling swords, emphatic stomps and primal yells known as kiai permeated the Lloyd Gym on the Mount Vernon Campus at a Kendo tournament this weekend. Despite being smaller in number and less experienced then teams in past years, students in the GW Kendo Club proved themselves at the first tournament they hosted […]

English department axes UW20 prerequisite rule

Students no longer need to take an introductory writing program course before enrolling in other English classes, the English department announced earlier this month. Although all freshmen will still be required to take a University writing 20 course in their first year, as well as two writing in discipline courses by the time they graduate, […]