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.

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 […]

Lerner Health and Wellness Center may open to locals

A local governing body approved a University proposal to allow 300 alumni and local residents to use the Lerner Health and Wellness Center. University officials said at an Oct. 17 meeting of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission they wanted to offer gym membership to 250 alumni in the Foggy Bottom area and 50 to local neighbors. […]

James Zarsadiaz: Time for GW students to address the race issue

Last weekend, my cousin Sandra was driving my family and me to a baby christening in suburban Maryland. There we were: five Filipino-Chinese Americans driving along a quiet country road. A few miles later, a cop stopped us. A male Caucasian police officer in his mid-to-late 30s walked up to the driver’s window and condescendingly […]

Board of Trustees chairman discusses goals

Russell Ramsey, chairman of the Board of Trustees, said he wants to work on increasing GW’s endowment, decreasing tution and improving alumni relations during his tenure as the head of GW’s highest governing body. “I want to see us work on our tuition challenges,” Ramsey said. “We want to make sure that this is a […]

Letters to the Editor

Music lawsuits not GW’s responsibility The Recording Industry Association of America wanted GW to do its dirty work. By issuing “pre-litigation” letters including only IP addresses (Oct. 15, p. 1), the RIAA hoped that GW would foot the bill for locating the alleged file sharers. It is nonsensical for GW to waste time and money […]

Restaurant hangs photo in attempt to right racial wrongs

Several students asked the Occidental Grill restaurant to hang a portrait of baseball star Jackie Robinson in their entrance last month, ending a civil rights injustice from 60 years ago. Sarah-Jo Lawrence, president of the Jackie Robinson Society at GW and star women’s basketball player, learned this semester that the restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue would […]