October 22, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 19

Stories from the October 22, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Knapp vows to lower tuition

University President Steven Knapp said he plans to lower GW’s tuition, saying it negatively impacts the University’s image and leaves students piled in loans, in his first address to the Board of Trustees Friday. “I am personally not happy with seeing this institution at the top of the list of price,” Knapp said at the […]

All sides holding events on Islam

Students supporting and opposing Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week will hold coinciding events in the next several days – leading up to a speech from conservative author David Horowitz Thursday night. Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week is a nationwide event that organizers say is meant to combat violent, radical Muslim ideologies. It is being hosted on campus by the […]

The real Colbert talks at Lisner

Stephen Colbert is the latest 2008 presidential hopeful, but the satirist told a packed house at Lisner Auditorium Friday night that his goal is not the White House. “If in Denver someone was forced to say into a microphone South Carolina . casts one delegate for native son Stephen Colbert, I would say I won […]

Complaint filed against local liquor store

A local liquor store is under scrutiny by city officials for allegedly selling alcohol to minors. Vinnie Manocha, co-owner of S&R Liquors on 18th and I streets, said his store has been flagged by the Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration, although his license to sell liquor has not been revoked. ABRA representatives confirmed there is a […]

GW Brief: RIAA issues an additional pre-litigation notice

The recording industry has issued at least one more pre-litigation notice to a GW student as the University awaits a subpoena to disclose names of several anonymous students. The Recording Industry Associates of America sent an e-mail to the University on Sept. 28 regarding a new illegal downloader they had found on the GW network. […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Organ Trafficking The International Affairs Society will be hosting a panel on organ trafficking, to be led by former GW students and founders of the Initiative on Global Organ Trafficking. 7:30 p.m. 1959 E Street Room 213 Sponsored by the International Affairs Society Safe Sex Isn’t as Safe as You Thought Dr. Miriam Grossman, […]

Snapshot: Portrait Perfect

Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor (from left to right) Diane Knapp, University President Steven Knapp and Lenore D. Miller of the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery view a portrait of George Washington.

Staff Editorial: Knapp’s call for tuition reduction positive step

At last week’s fall meeting of the Board of Trustees, GW’s highest governing body, University President Steven Knapp vowed to lower tuition. Knapp claimed the price of attending GW, the highest in the nation, is more than just a number – it is a bane of students and the University. The change in tone and […]

Panel talks about religious satire

Cartoonists are free to satirize the Islamic prophet Mohammed and other controversial figures, but a panel of three cartoonists discussed the limitations of artistic expression in front of a crowd of about 40 people Friday night at Gelman Library. The panel discussion, “Comics and Controversy: Contentious Cartoons Around the World,” focused on the Mohammed cartoons […]

Staff Editorial: Violence does little for protesters’ cause

Hundreds of demonstrators descended upon Foggy Bottom and Georgetown this weekend, protesting the policies of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund during their fall meetings. The protests made our community less safe and difficult to navigate. D.C. students and residents are familiar with the activism springing from the meetings, and there is a necessary […]