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.

Protest disrupts District

Protesters cheered, danced, kicked and screamed during the marches against the International Monetary Fund and World Bank this weekend, which left at least one person injured. On Friday night more than 200 people, dressed in black, gathered at Washington Circle. The Metropolitan Police Department brought an equal number of officers to accompany the protesters in […]

Jumping jitters

As a junior in college feeling the pressure of an intense course load and approaching midterms, the annual urge to do something that would take my mind off it all came like clockwork. Weekend socializing and late-night monument tours just were not cutting it for me anymore. A friend and I sat down one day […]

Drunk driver plows through fence near GW Hospital

A drunk driver crashed into the pedestrian mall near the Foggy Bottom Metro station early Friday morning, narrowly missing a large statue of George Washington. No one was hurt in the incident, and the driver was arrested for driving under the influence, according to a police report. The driver was 27-year-old Song Yoo, a GW […]

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.