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.

University sued over records review

A former student who was assaulted in 2005 is suing the University for failing to review his attacker’s criminal history – which included an alleged stabbing months earlier in Albany, N.Y. Akeem Samuels, 22, was hospitalized two years ago when an argument over a football game became violent outside Exchange Bar on G Street. The […]

Horowitz readies for speech

A controversial week of events on college campuses nationwide is slated to reach its peak Thursday night, when conservative author David Horowitz will speak to hundreds in Jack Morton Auditorium. Horowitz will speak as part of Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week – an event he created to educate people about the dangers of radical Muslim states. Across […]

Students tell of prejudice

Organizers said a town hall meeting featuring a panel discussion to counter Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week was successful despite the event’s small turnout. The town hall meeting, held in Columbian Square Monday night, was the first in a series of Peace Not Prejudice events scheduled to run until the end of this week. The panel discussion […]

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 […]