August 30, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 4

Stories from the August 30, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students warned about piracy online

This spring GW issued cease and desist letters to 19 students for the alleged illegal downloading of various forms of media in response to an escalated effort by the Recording Industry Association of America and other companies to enforce copyright laws. The RIAA sent more than 2,000 pre-litigation notices to universities starting in February, a […]

Snapshot: Rolling In

Media Credit: Alex Ellis/assistant photo editor Sophomores Mike Briscoe and Will Doar on H Street pick up a package falling off a University-provided cart the two used while moving into their new dorm early. Most students will move into their dorms on Saturday.

Report: Thorpe found guilty of disorderly conduct

Student Judicial Services found last year’s Student Association President Lamar Thorpe guilty of disorderly conduct for “lewd and indecent behavior,” and not guilty of sexual harassment and alcohol charges, according to SJS documents given to The Hatchet. Thorpe declined to comment on the outcome of his case. In an interview last month, he said he […]

Area Safeways to accept GWorld

Three Safeway grocery stores in Northwest D.C. will accept Colonial Cash beginning this semester, marking the first grocery option on GWorld in more than a year. Safeway locations at the Watergate complex, near the Mount Vernon Campus on McArthur Boulevard and on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown will begin swiping GWorlds after a push by Student […]

An escape from the concrete jungle

A few hours before the sun set on the Mount Vernon softball field Aug. 16, Dan Hodgson, an assistant coach on GW’s baseball team, hit a soaring home run over the left field fence and began to round the bases. After tapping the first base bag, Hodgson made the turn to second base, but soon […]

Grammy winner OK Go will headline Fall Fest

Grammy-award winning band OK Go will perform at Fall Fest on Sept. 8 in University Yard. The outdoor concert will also feature singer-songwriter Derek James and student band Bottles/Cans, which consists of GW undergraduates Kevin Eskowitz, Zach Pentel and Brendan Polmer. “OK Go’s unique sound, coupled with their ability to captivate their audience, makes this […]

Drivers under 21 can now Zip

Zipcar is no longer only for GW’s upperclassmen. Three cars will be made available specifically for GW Zipcar members between the ages of 18 and 20 years old by the start of the fall semester, according to Zipcar and University officials. Ellice Perez, D.C. regional vice president for Zipcar, said the arrangement was “extremely special […]

Scheduling a source of frustration for Kvancz, fans

Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz would like to get one thing straight with fans of the school’s men’s basketball team: he, too, wants to see good teams come play at Smith Center. Just don’t expect it to happen anytime soon. Unfortunately for GW and its fans, getting quality opponents to come to Foggy Bottom has […]

Army ROTC: Strong at GW

GW alumnus Audrey Quinby has had a tough time in Iraq. She lost her Army truck this June to a bomb. She had to pack up and inventory the personal effects of a comrade killed in action. But when asked what her most intense experience has been, she can’t single anything out. “Everyday.take your pick,” […]

SJS charges students for CI drinking

Two incoming freshmen were found to have engaged in separate cases of underage drinking at Colonial Inauguration this summer and at least one was spared expulsion by GW. The two females, who were treated by EMeRG, were brought before Student Judicial Services and judged separately. One student, an 18-year-old female, was placed on strict disciplinary […]