March 25, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 53

Stories from the March 25, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students face file-sharing lawsuits

GW community members are being targeted in the recording industry’s latest wave of lawsuits against online file-sharers. The Recording Industry Association of America announced Tuesday that it will bring legal action against an unidentified number of GW students and staff in its effort to curb illegal file-sharing on networks such as KaZaA. Students could face […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Campaign rally with Sen. John Kerry and former Virginia Governor Howard Dean 10:30 a.m. Kogan Plaza Student Leaders Date Auction 8 p.m. Hippodrome “Transformations in 21st Century Religio-Ethnic Identity: The Comparative Case of U.S. and Israeli Jews” 3:30 to 5 p.m. Marvin Center room 309 Friday Women’s History Month Lecture Speaker Cassandra Chandler, assistant […]

Review: “Jersey Girl:” A perfect fit

Let’s get one thing straight. Everyone should stop hating Ben Affleck for no reason. He wrote one of the greatest screenplays of the ’90s – yes, I’m referring to “Good Will Hunting.” And we all saw “Armageddon” and thought to ourselves at least once, “Hey, that’s pretty bad ass.” His latest flick, “Jersey Girl,” highlights […]

Kerry to rally on Kogan Plaza

Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry will address the GW community for the second time in a week and officially receive the support of Howard Dean at a Kogan Plaza rally Thursday. With Dean’s support, Kerry will seek to show that the Democrats are united in their effort to take back the White House in the […]

Review: Buzzkill: “The Ladykillers” not funny enough

Joel and Ethan Coen have teamed up with Tom Hanks to remake the 1955 classic “The Ladykillers” (Touchstone Pictures). The comedy tells the story of charlatan professor Goldthwait Higginson Dorr, Ph.D (Hanks), and his attempt at an extravagant casino heist that he hopes will make him and his fellow criminals very wealthy. After placing an […]

University to test water for lead

The University will be testing all campus water for lead in the coming weeks after officials discovered at least one on-campus building has a lead service line. While an initial check found that residential buildings on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses are not supplied by lead pipe lines, GW inspectors found a lead […]

Column: Hart Murmurs: One last job

Note to Reader: Here follows a brief explanation of the extended absence of “Hart Murmurs” from this newspaper: I relocated to Grand Forks, N. D., after the stress of writing an extremely sporadic humor column combined with last year’s devastating Red Sox playoff loss put me in the emergency ward one too many times. I […]

Web Extra: MPD investigates student drowning

Posted 12:20 p.m., Sunday, March 28 — Metropolitan Police are investigating the apparent drowning of a male GW student in the Tidal Basin late Saturday night. University Media Relations specialist Matt Lindsay identified the student as sophomore Philip Augustin, a resident of Crawford Hall. Lindsay declined to comment further on the details of Augustin’s death, […]

GW cancels softball season

The University canceled the GW softball team’s season Monday after seven games due to multiple injuries that have kept the team off the field since Feb. 29. Amid allegations that head coach Shaunte’ Fremin mentally and physically abused players, the University also hired an independent investigator this week to look into Fremin and the athletic […]