October 8, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 15

Stories from the October 8, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Former GW student fights drug charges

A former student convicted of drug charges lost an appeal in D.C. Superior Court, stating the evidence used in his case was found in an unconstitutional search by University Police Department officers. Jason Limpuangthip, 24, was convicted in 2005 of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of psychedelic mushrooms, […]

Foggy Bottom cleaners clean up to avoid lawsuits

Junior Lindsay Brook said she does get her clothes dry cleaned often, but she knows she would never sue the dry cleaners on E Street or Pennsylvania Avenue that she frequents. “I’m not a huge fan of lawsuits in general,” said Brook, a political science major who is considering a future at law school. But […]

Software lawsuit returns to court after mediation

A lawsuit filed against the University for breach of contract will return to the courts after the parties failed to reach an agreement in mediation, the plaintiff’s attorney said last week. In May 2007, Richmar and Associates, a software company, filed a civil lawsuit against GW in federal court, saying the University failed to pay […]

Thousands celebrate fourth annual Green Festival

Web Extra Thirty-five thousand locals gathered at the Washington Convention Center this weekend to celebrate the fourth annual Green Festival. The event, which was co-sponsored by Global Exchange and Co-op America, featured more than 125 speakers and 350 businesses as a way to promote environmentally friendly companies and overall ecological awareness. “The point of the […]

Fines imposed for vomiting on Vern Express

When freshman Shawn Dejbakhsh rode on the Mount Vernon shuttle several weeks ago, he witnessed an unpleasant scene. “I look over and there is this girl sitting by herself – and she was just hurling all over the seat next to her,” Dejbakhsh said. “She was blowing chunks and it was disgusting.” Dejbakhsh, who lives […]

After meeting, mixed views on anti-Muslim posters

GW Hatchet Video: Controversial Posters play_blip_movie_422751(); Members of the GW community spoke out at an open forum Monday night in the Marvin Center, responding to anti-Muslim posters hung around campus Monday. The discussion was heated at times as members of different student groups explained their positions on the controversial posters. Ben Solomon/senior photo editor Student […]

AIDS walk raises $6 million

Six thousand people helped raise more than $1 million for the Whitman-Walker Clinic in the 21st annual AIDS Walk Washington Saturday morning. Profits from the walk go directly to the Whitman-Walker Clinic, a nonprofit center for HIV and AIDS treatment. The clinic offers free HIV testing and medicine for HIV-positive and AIDS-infected community members living […]

GW Brief: Elliott School creates Institute for International Economic Policy

The Elliott School announced the creation of a new Institute for International Economic Policy Wednesday. The Institute will explore issues related to globalization. “One of the school’s strategic priorities is to strengthen our capacities for research and policy engagement,” said Michael Brown, dean of the Elliott School, in a news release. “We will take a […]

Sean Redding: Is there still hope for a student fee increase?

The recent defeat of the proposed student fee increase should not be the end of the line. Student Association President Nicole Capp said last Tuesday that she would ask the Board of Trustees to look into the fee, which funds GW’s many student organizations. Capp’s got the right idea: getting more money to student organizations […]

Bulk of SA money headed to graduate organizations

For more statistics, see our blog post. The Student Association is expected to disburse a quarter-million dollars among about 200 student organizations Tuesday, but three graduate student organizations are slated to receive about 40 percent of that money. The Graduate School of Education and Human Development Student Association, the Student Bar Association and the Medical […]