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.

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 […]

Knowing the new leader

First in a series exploring the Knapp presidency Steven Knapp does not remember where he read the news and only vaguely remembers when it happened. But it was shortly after he accepted GW’s presidency that media reports in Boston pegged him as a finalist for Harvard University’s presidency. While the Presidential Search Committee at GW […]

Snapshot: Colonial Grilling

Viktors Dindzans/Hatchet photographer Junior Greg Rosen gets a hamburger from senior Jon Kraft during the Colonial Army’s pregame festivities for the Rutger’s game late Sunday night. The Scarlet Knights’ subsequently routed the Colonials, 67-42.

Greek Week: Unrecognized fraternity raises second-highest sum for Walkathon

A fraternity unrecognized by the University raised the second highest amount of money of any organization that participated in Saturday’s annual Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon. About 50 Alpha Pi Epsilon (APES) brothers participated in Saturday’s fundraiser, collecting money from friends and family to “support beneficiary organizations that provide long-term solutions to homelessness in […]

As marshal, Kasle is master planner

Although she routinely dresses in ceremonial robes and leads important academic ceremonies such as Convocation and Commencement, University Marshal Jill Kasle found herself tackling a new event this fall: the inauguration of University President Steven Knapp. For more than 17 years, Kasle has served as University marshal, a largely ceremonial role that includes planning events […]

Thanksgiving without the homemade turkey

Instead of the usual turkey and stuffing, junior Jordan Teller’s Thanksgiving dinner menu will consist of pizza and beer. Teller, who is originally from Los Angeles, will be staying on campus this year for Thanksgiving. Teller, a three-year veteran of WRGW, is not going home because he will be broadcasting the GW men’s basketball game […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Busted Screening with Q&A Know your rights? Want to? Learn how to deal with police encounters and save yourself some trouble. The film teaches how to deal with stops, searches and warrants. Drinks will be provided. 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center 3rd floor Amphitheater Free Sponsored by GW ACLU and GW NORML American […]