November 19, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 27

Stories from the November 19, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Knapp honors alumni at events

Developing strong relationships with alumni is one of University President Steven Knapp’s top priorities and a task he highlighted at inauguration events Thursday. More than 600 people attended Thursday’s alumni-themed events. Though the alumni giving rate has been one of the sharpest criticisms of alumni relations at GW, Knapp said Thursday’s events were focused on […]

Weekly Checkup: MRSA

A deadly strain of staph bacteria is making its way throughout the Virginia and D.C. area and so far, there have been a few cases of fatal infections in Virginia schools. While these bacteria infections are a serious problem, don’t worry: There are simple, common sense steps you can take to protect yourself. This staph […]

GW inaugurates 16th president

In a ceremony full of pomp and prestige, Steven Knapp was inaugurated as GW’s 16th University president Friday. “My job from this day forward will be to do everything in my power, working with all of you, to make (The George Washington University) synonymous with the highest degree of excellence,” Knapp said. Approximately 2,500 attendees […]

W. Basketball: Parrish makes instant impact

On her left bicep, Antelia Parrish has a tattoo of a basketball smashing through a glass backboard. Her arrival in Foggy Bottom has come with less broken glass but her impact has been just as powerful. Through three games, Parrish leads GW in scoring, rebounding and steals, and entering the Rutgers matchup found herself in […]

Development pushing out D.C. small businesses

Small family-style businesses are becoming a thing of the past as real estate developers and national chains begin to dominate the market in the District, local storeowners said at a community meeting last week. Washington imposes more taxes and mandatory costs on small businesses than any other state, according to an annual study by the […]

Graduate students campaign for restaurant nutrition facts

Web Extra Ten graduate public health students interested in impacting the eating habits of D.C. residents formed D.C. Voices for MEAL Choices, a committee campaigning to post nutritional labels on menus in District restaurants. “(Consumers) have a right to know the (nutritional) information,” said committee member Leah Kasowitz. The committee’s efforts center on garnering support […]

Inauguration cost less than planners expected

Last week’s four-day inauguration cost about $250,000, more than half a million dollars less than prior estimates, University officials said. The price reduction was largely due to an effort to reduce unnecessary spending and merge prior events into the inauguration, said Vice President for Communications Mike Freedman. He said when the inauguration was being planned […]

TV show follows student candidate

While many GW students might have political aspirations, few actually decide to run for political office at 18 years old. Ytit Chauhan, a first-generation Indian-American, ran for city council in Atlantic City, N.J., this November. Chauhan’s campaign was filmed for a documentary produced by Worldwide Pants Inc., which is owned by late night talk show […]

RIAA must prove probable cause in suit against illegal downloaders

A federal judge ordered the recording industry to prove it had probable cause when it issued a subpoena seeking the names of anonymous music downloaders at GW. The decision comes days after an anonymous student – targeted in the subpoena – filed a motion to stop it from being carried out. Dozens of record companies, […]

As a family, Knapps volunteer in Foggy Bottom

Newly inaugurated University President Steven Knapp surprised more than 70 students and members of the community on Saturday when he and his family joined in the annual Foggy Bottom Cleanup. The cleanup was part of the inaugural week’s “day of service,” which included a campus-wide food drive and GW’s participation in the Fannie Mae Foundation’s […]