January 17, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 33

Stories from the January 17, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Student prepares to fight RIAA

Sherry is not a crazy downloader. She said she was “not one of those kids who downloaded 10,000 songs.” But Sherry is now being targeted by the Recording Industry of Association of America for illegally downloading music. And as a full-time college student with two jobs, she is individually butting heads with an entertainment industry […]

After GW, Trachtenberg is still busy

With a blog for The Chronicle of Higher Education and an appointment to an American Bar Association committee, in addition to other projects, former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will keep a busy schedule this spring. Trachtenberg has taken on many new ventures within the past two months, in addition to teaching a class, writing […]

Greek Brief: Average GPA of GW Greeks lower than student body

The mean grade point average among GW’s Greek-letter community is slightly lower than that of the general student body, according to a Greek Life and Student Activities Center joint report. GW’s average undergraduate student GPA for the fall semester was 3.30 while the average GPA of students involved in Greek-letter life was 3.19. Among the […]

Brendan Polmer: Almost the beginning of ‘real life’

This is it. The last stretch. The final frontier. So how do I feel as a second semester senior at GW? Excited? Sure. Anxious? Oh yeah. Scared? You bet’cha. I’m only less than a week into my last set of classes and I’m already nervous – with 17 credit hours, a job, an internship and […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Presidential Task Force on Sustainability Open Forum Join University President Steven Knapp for a panel and listening session on GW’s sustainability efforts. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheatre, third floor Sponsored by the Presidential Task Force on Sustainability Friday Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks Join SASS & the City for a game at […]

Justin Guiffre: GW’s 2008 Resolutions

At the start of a new year and with a new president at the helm, it is time for GW to set some New Year’s resolutions. It is also time to be practical in setting a platform for change. When talking to students about what needs to be improved, answers may vary from the ridiculous […]

Snapshot: Simon Says

Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor Third grade students play Simon Says in Kogan Plaza Wednesday morning after watching “The Mystery of King Tut” in Lisner Auditorium. The musical tells the story of Tutankhamen, the “boy king” who ruled as pharaoh in Egypt during the 14th century B.C.

Niketa Brar: Rich student, poor student

It is not uncommon for this page to contain an editorial critical of GW’s notoriously high tuition. Many a student has decried the burden of a yearly check to the University that rests above $50,000. And though I agree that it is certainly a bitter pill to swallow, it is time to take notice of […]

News release misstated intended use of profit

A University news release this summer misstated that profits from the sale of GW’s presidential house would go directly into the endowment. Administrators said in interviews this week that the property, currently on the market for $4 million, would fund a renovation to Alumni House. The renovation is expected to cost several million dollars and […]

Bar Belle: Green Turtle

Green Turtle 601 F St. N.W. For some, the most wonderful time of the year happened a few weeks ago – during the arrival of family and friends, eggnog and gingerbread, and 2008 and new resolutions. This, right now is my favorite time of the year. Hockey is midseason, football playoffs are in full swing, […]