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.

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 […]

“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 […]

Calendar

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. […]