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.

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 […]

Zipcar to merge with its competitor

GW students can expect to see more cars with green Zipcar logos on campus next semester as the company is merging with Flexcar. The hourly car rental companies merged under the name Zipcar Oct. 31 and the company is looking to bring more cars to GW, said Ellice Perez, D.C. regional vice president for Zipcar. […]

Law students celebrate Native American Heritage Month

A former Justice Department employee called American Indian mascots racist and ugly caricatures at the GW Law School conference center Thursday. The Native American Law Students Association sponsored Lawrence Baca’s speech, which focused mostly on the Indian sports mascot issue but also touched on other American Indian legal issues. His speech was part of the […]