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.

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store has been flagged by the Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration, although his license to sell liquor has not been revoked.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 […]

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 […]