November 3, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 24

Stories from the November 3, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

“Google Print” fuels copyright concerns

Google Inc. is under fire for scanning and digitizing books under the Google Print Library Project, an act that opponents of the Internet search giant consider a violation of copyright law. Five major publishers were named as plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against Google in October by the Association of American Publishers. The suit, intended […]

Union decision delayed

GW and part-time faculty union supporters were set to square off this week at a hearing where a labor board would rule on GW’s refusal to bargain with would-be members of the Service Employees International Union Local 500. But instead, the National Labor Relations Board will grant a summary judgment, rendered by a judge before […]


Thursday Transfer pizza party Come get free food, meet some new people and find out more about the GW Transfers. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mount Vernon Pub Sponsored by GW Transfers Friday Charity Ball Get dressed up and dance the night away to raise funds for Metro TeenAIDS. 8 to 11:30 p.m. Marvin Center Grand […]

Students revive 19th century debate society

The Enosinian Society, a debate club founded more than 180 years ago, is enjoying its rebirth this year at GW. The group, which encourages discussion among students on a range of topics from foreign policy to domestic laws to campus issues, has sprung up again this semester after lying dormant since the 1970s. The group […]

Greek Briefs

Greek-letter organizations to hold charity week competitions The Greek-letter community will hold its annual Greek Week from Nov. 4-11 to raise funds for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. During the week, GW’s Greek-letter organizations will compete to earn points in various contests, games and events in an effort to be crowned winner of the competition. […]

SA seeks to create peer advising program

The Student Association plans on launching a mentoring program that would match up underclassmen with juniors and seniors to get advice on class registration so that they can avoid regular advisers. The program would resemble the advising process at Colonial Inauguration and is based off of the Elliott School of International Affairs’ peer advising program. […]

SA Notes

SA approves Sheeron to the court; still one seat left to fill Senior Christopher Sheeron was confirmed by the Student Association Senate Tuesday night to fill one of the final two remaining vacancies on the Student Court. Sheeron, whom SA Senate and executive officials agreed on as a compromise candidate, was accepted with little opposition. […]

Senate rejects Shakour’s student fee increase referendum

The Student Association Senate rejected President Audai Shakour’s plan to raise the student fee on Tuesday night in the Marvin Center. Last month, Shakour, a senior, proposed a $1-per-credit hour fee increase to give student organizations increased funding. The Senate, however, voted to reconsider the legislation and will either amend the language of the bill […]

Universities complain of new FCC requirements; GW not joining fight

Colleges across the country are criticizing a federal order that forces them to allow law enforcement officials to more easily monitor online communications. But GW has not directly joined the fight. The order, issued by the Federal Communications Commission in August, is an extension of a 1994 wiretap law and subjects universities as well as […]

Two attempted suicides reported this year

Officials reported two student suicide attempts so far this school year and said the figure demonstrates the University Counseling Center’s improved ability to monitor the mental health of students. University officials said the UCC is now more efficient in addressing the needs of students, and therefore statistics regarding suicide attempts are more accurate than they […]