September 9, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 12

Stories from the September 9, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Let the beat go on

The Digital Millennium Act of 1998, which states that the recording industry and artists should be compensated for music played over the Internet, uses completely backward logic – it penalizes small, non-profit stations like WRGW, but asks nothing of large, for-profit radio stations. The government and record industries are putting undue financial pressure on college […]

Op-Ed: Grade inflation’s cold reality

(U-WIRE) PHILADELPHIA – While I was filling out course evaluations last semester, I overheard a conversation between two students sitting next to me. “He only gave me a B on my last paper,” one student said. “I’m going to give him a really bad evaluation.” “I’m going to do the same,” the other one replied. […]

Men’s soccer drops two in tournament

The GW men’s soccer team’s 3-1 loss to North Carolina State University was its second loss against a top-ranked opponent in the Duke/ Adidas Classic in Durham, N.C. Freshman goalie Derek Biss recorded 23 saves in his collegiate starting debut, including 15 in Friday’s heartbreaking 2-1 overtime loss to Duke University. Not a regular starter, […]

Women’s soccer wins home opener

Molly Sunderdick’s first-half goal was all the GW women’s soccer team needed for a 1-0 win against Wagner College in the Colonials’ home opener Friday at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. Head coach Tanya Vogel said her team controlled the play from the opening kickoff. “I think we had about 90 percent of the possession […]

Spotlight:Capital savings through small business

Juniors Eric Cartier and Jack Binder are attempting to change the reputation of sales and build their resumes at the same time. Door-to-door salesmen and small business owners, the men recently started their own small business called the Capital Savings Card. Working with an idea they conceived last February, the two finance majors are selling […]

Fees threaten WRGW

GW’s online radio station, WRGW, could stop playing music this fall if Congress approves a fee set in previous copyright legislation. The new fees, which were announced in June, could charge stations thousands of dollars in royalties retroactive to 1998, the year the Digital Millennium Act took effect. James Billington, the librarian of Congress, set […]

Would you like a doggy bag?

Dakota is restless and cannot sit still. Standing outside the Petco on Rockville Pike in suburban Maryland, the black-brown Labrador retriever mix is kept on too short of a leash for his satisfaction. He is affectionate with passers-by and wants to play with the other dogs. Among nearly a dozen dogs and puppies, Dakota is […]

Around Campus

Counting Crows to play Smith Center Rock band Counting Crows will play at the Smith Center Oct. 27 as part of their “Hard Candy” tour promoting the album of the same name. The concert will feature an appearance by Dallas band Graham Colton. Graham Colton opened for John Mayer at the Smith Center last week. […]

Op-Ed: Unification needed against neo-Nazism

In 2002, 60 years after the Holocaust, a Jewish girl cannot go out to an anti-neo-Nazi rally and hold up the Israeli flag. The past two years have been a perplexing time to be a young “liberal” Jew in America. As an Israeli-American I have often been required to defend Israel from her liberal detractors. […]

Professor Gerson leads lawsuit against Saudis

The government of Sudan, three members of the Saudi royal family, seven banks and dozens of Islamic charities and organizations got a wake-up call from one of GW’s professors this summer. Professorial lecturer Allan Gerson is currently leading a multi-trillion dollar lawsuit on behalf of families of September 11 victims. Gerson is seeking compensation from […]