July 8, 2005

Stories from the July 8, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet.

WEB UPDATE: GW-Napster relationship up in the air

Posted Friday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. After a year of providing students with free access to Napster, GW has not announced if it will continue a now-expired contract with the music filesharing network this school year. In fall 2004, GW signed a contract with the online music program allowing students to access more than one […]

WEB UPDATE: Union organizers say GW administrators trying to undermine vote

Posted Friday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. Part-time faculty union organizers leveled an unfair labor practice charge against the University July 1, the day after administration officials said they refused to recognize a collective bargaining group. Part-time professors narrowly voted to unionize in October. On May 6, the National Labor Relations Board concluded that adjunct faculty […]

WEB UPDATE: Column: Don’t catch Blackberry fever

Posted Friday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. In my quest to become a top-notch professional political operative, I have found that there is only one thing that is really holding me back from my full potential. I don’t have a Blackberry. Most of you probably have no idea what a Blackberry is, so let me bring […]

WEB UPDATE: St. Mary’s smoking ban meets resistance

Posted Friday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. As the sun began to set on the final day of June, 78-year-old David Sheehan sat alone on a bench outside St. Mary’s Court. Sheehan quietly dragged on his cigarette when a loud voice interrupted his smoke break: “It’s the last day! It’s your last one!” a fellow resident […]

WEB UPDATE: Column: CNN is missing the point

Posted Friday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. Just a few years ago, the word “blog” was known only to those on the cutting edge of technology, or in other words, a bunch of computer nerds with the desire to chronicle their existence in glorified electronic diaries. In no time, however, like most technologies that start out […]

WEB UPDATE: Letter to the Editor: Praise the NBA

Posted Friday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. The new NBA rule that goes into effect in 2006 requiring players entering the draft to be 19 and over and one year removed high school, highlighted in the June 28 Web posting “Before the Draft, A Day of Reflection & Relaxation,” protects young athletes from making foolish career […]

WEB UPDATE: District getting closer to smoking ban

Posted Friday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. The District will follow New York City’s lead by banning smoking in restaurants and bars if its City Council passes recently introduced legislation. City Council members are considering at least two separate bills that aim to ban or restrict smoking in D.C. restaurants and bars. They predict that some […]

WEB UPDATE: Atlantic 10 announces preseason soccer teams

Posted Friday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. Following their A-10 championship season, the GW men’s soccer team placed two players on the All-Conference team while the incoming freshman class earned one spot on the All-Rookie team. Rising seniors Frank Ambrosio and Ben Mortimer were the Colonials’ only two players named to the team. Ambrosio played in […]