October 25, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 20

Stories from the October 25, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Destructive California fires hit home for some students

Freshman Danielle Han got the call she never wanted to get four days ago. As her family evacuated their home near San Marcos, Calif., her parents asked her what they should take from her room. She asked for her diploma and photographs, in addition to some other personal mementos. “I couldn’t think what I wanted […]

Panel discusses fascism

More than 40 students came to a panel discussion at Eckles Library Monday morning for the first event of Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, but a majority of those students in attendance were members of a political science class held on the Mount Vernon Campus. The students, many of whom are taking an international security politics class […]

RIAA serves University with subpoena

Web Extra The recording industry has served the University with a subpoena requiring administrators to disclose the names of 19 students flagged for illegally downloading music, a spokesperson said. “A school is only subpoenaed for information of students who failed to contact us after they received pre-litigation letters,” Cara Duckworth, a spokesperson for the Recording […]

Virus hits 200 student computers

A damaging virus has infected hundreds of computers on the GW network, and administrators are asking students to surf the Web with caution. More than 200 computers at GW have been infected since the virus was first detected on campus in August, said Alexa Kim, executive director of Information Systems and Services. ISS expects this […]

CDC official discusses transmission of syphilis in lecture

Web Extra Bruce Furness of the STD Control Program and National Syphilis Elimination Rapid Response Team said the Center for Disease Control is working to reduce, and eventually end, the sustained transmission of syphilis, at a lecture in Ross Hall early this month. “Syphilis has much public health importance because if left untreated the disease […]

GW students heed call to teach for America

Teach for America started as a grassroots recruitment campaign of 500 people committed to teaching for two years in public schools. Seventeen years later, the program has a network of 17,000 alumni and corps members, and GW is among the universities sustaining its future. GW produced the fifth-highest number of applicants for the program this […]

Staff Editorial: College journalists deserve equitable shield rights

The world of journalism in this country is on the verge of seeing a major breakthrough in the form of the first federal shield law, or legislation that protects journalists from being forced to reveal their sources. While most states and the District of Columbia already have their own specific shield laws in place, the […]

Swastika drawn on door

Related articles: New swastika found in New Hall (Hatchet Web Update, Nov. 2, 9:42 p.m.) Racial slur found on New Hall door (Hatchet Web Update, Nov. 2, 9:51 p.m.) FBI called in to assist with swastika investigation (Hatchet Web Update, Nov. 2, 5:10 a.m.) News Analysis: What is a hate crime? (The Hatchet, Nov. 1) […]

Brendan Polmer: An open letter to the RIAA

Dear Recording Industry Association of America, So, this is awkward. I remember a time when I was pretty good friends with you guys. I’ve bought records my entire life and still do to this day. But now that you’re suing my fellow students at GW, I feel betrayed, sickened and angry. I really think that […]

Carter calls for Mid East Peace

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter attended the screening of a movie documenting his recent book tour at the headquarters of the Motion Picture Association of America Tuesday night. After the screening of “Jimmy Carter Man From Plains,” which documents 15 days on Carter’s book tour for “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” the former president addressed a […]