February 17, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 44

Stories from the February 17, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Nation in brief

Vanderbilt students face file-sharing lawsuits (U-WIRE) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nine Vanderbilt University students could be among the latest individuals sued by the Recording Industry Association of America for illegally distributing music over the Internet – and none of them knows about it yet. The RIAA sent nine individual subpoena notices to Vanderbilt’s Information Technology Services […]

GW pushes for F Street dormitory

GW will seek approval for a trimmed down version of a proposed F Street residence hall at a D.C. hearing Thursday. After originally formulating plans for a 120-foot facility to be built in the parking lot behind Francis Scott Key Hall, the University went back to the drawing board this fall to accommodate D.C. zoning […]

Column: A Sox fan reacts to A-Rod in pinstripes

There is no use trying to beat the Yankees in a fistfight. Just think back to grade school. A bully steals your lunch money for the 26th time and finally you’re fed up. You confront him and maybe land a few punches, but the fight hasn’t even started for him yet. Soon, he’s landing rights, […]

Community mourns Jenny Dierdorff

More than 500 students, faculty and friends of sophomore Jennifer Dierdorff gathered in the Smith Center Thursday night to recall fond memories of the student. The 90-minute service was followed by a candlelight vigil in Kogan Plaza. Dierdorff, 19, of Naperville, Ill., was found dead Feb. 6 in an Arlington, Va., motel room from an […]

Jews discuss gay and lesbian issues

Jewish students gathered at GW this weekend to talk about issues concerning sexual orientation. More than 100 participants went to the 7th annual National Union of Jewish Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Questioning. Sessions throughout the weekend took place at GW Hillel, and a rally was held at a D.C. synagogue. “I am […]

Law School names speaker

International Court of Justice Judge Thomas Buergenthal will keynote the Law School Commencement ceremony this May. A Holocaust survivor, Buergenthal is known as a human rights activist. He is also the GW Law School’s Lobingier Professor Emeritus of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence. He served from 1992 to 1993 as a member of the United Nations […]

Intramural Roundup

Dali Llama leads basketball league In the Sunday undergraduate five-on-five basketball league, Dali Llama is in first place with a 3-0 record. In the Wednesday/Friday undergraduate league, Missing In Action is in first place with a 3-0 record. In the Thursday undergraduate league, P.U.H.D. is in first at 3-0. In the Sunday co-recreational league, the […]

Groups step for charity

Members of multicultural Greek-letter organizations stepped and stomped across the Lisner Auditorium stage Saturday night for the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity’s seventh annual Step Competition. Stepping is a tradition of black fraternities and sororities whose members create rhythms by clapping and stomping. The art form comes from a mixture of traditional African dancing and military […]

Kerry wins DC

Posted 3:39pm February 18 by Jane Black U-WIRE Washington Bureau Democratic front-runner Sen. John Kerry swept up almost half of the votes in the Washington D.C. caucus on Saturday– victory number 14 out of the 16 Democratic contests held so far to chose the party’s nominee. The Massachusetts senator received 47 percent of the votes, […]