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.

FBA threatens to use legal means to block Square 54 plans

A local community group is trying to halt GW’s plans to use Square 54 for commercial use and has signaled it is prepared to use legal means to do so. Members of the Foggy Bottom Association, a group of community residents, have asked the mayor to refuse to let D.C. zoning agencies review GW’s plans […]

Freshman phenom: Kevin Eskowitz

Freshman Kevin Eskowitz came to D.C. for the first time as an 8th grader on a school fieldtrip. Since then, his love for the city has grown and now he’s looking to infuse the local music scene with his acoustic musical stylings. “I really feel like there’s a music scene that’s bubbling within, and (D.C.) […]

$5 – $10 – $20

If you have $5 Go on a search for free public art – in a portable toilet. A project called Found Sound has placed five portable toilets in various locations around the city, where they serve as listening booths for the work of curator Welmoed Laanstra until this Saturday. You have to go inside the […]

November has concerts aplenty

Here’s to November, a month filled with funk, jams, punk-rock, Thanksgiving turkey and Bob Saget. What combination could possibly be better? As always, the 9:30 Club will host a wide range of live performances, and this month the shows will go beyond the basic rock and hip-hop genres that usually grace its stage. On Nov. […]

White House officials implicated in CIA leak probe

A federal grand jury indicted I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, on five counts in the most recent development of the two-year investigation surrounding the leaking of the identity of a CIA operative. The investigation, led by special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, is being conducted to determine whether presidential advisor […]

Staff Editorial: Open the doors to the community

Our View: The Foggy Bottom Association’s decision to close their meetings to non-residents will only harm their interests The Foggy Bottom Association is in the midst of a losing battle. Their latest attack against GW comes in the form of a letter to the city with a request to stop development on Square 54 until […]

Orgs question Pentagon database on students

A coalition of privacy advocates and anti-war groups called on the Pentagon last week to halt use of a controversial database that collects information about students for military recruitment purposes. In a letter to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld signed by more than 100 organizations, advocates condemned the Defense Department for distributing files containing the […]

Tim Kaldas: Iraq constitution may be a step backward

The approval of the Iraqi constitution has been widely praised as a huge step forward in the democratic evolution of Iraq. With this document in place, some have argued that we are one step closer to establishing a unified government and ensuring law and order. Unfortunately, such conclusions are, in all likelihood, little more than […]

Colleges fight call to re-wire campus networks for police wiretaps

Colleges and universities attacked the Federal Communications Commission last week for new regulations requiring campuses to pay for upgrades to their computer networks that would make it easier for law enforcement officials to monitor individual Internet use. By reinterpreting a 1994 telecommunications law, the FCC said it will require all Internet providers to re-wire their […]

Letters to the Editor

‘Screwed’ by the SA What Student Association officers do you have to sleep with to get some funding? I thought it was just my particular student organization that was consistently getting the shaft from the Senate Finance Committee. We have had two big financial disappointments from the SA in the last month with not so […]