Gabriel Okolski

Rain doesn’t spoil solar home exhibition on Mall

It may have been a cloudy, rainy day on the mall Saturday, but that did not keep a cluster of solar-powered homes between the Capitol and the Washington Monument from operating. For the past two weeks, 30 different teams from universities around the country and abroad have been assembling their portable, environmentally friendly homes on […]

Professors sound off on cell phones

If a cell phone goes off in professor John Sides’ class, the caller, not the student, will be answering to the instructor for it. “If I can get to the phone before the person turns it off, I (answer it). Usually it rings, the class sucks in its breath, and the student usually turns it […]

Napster to up marketing

With the University having officially signed a contract to offer free Napster for students for another year, the online music provider plans to step up marketing and publicity at GW. Alexa Kim, executive director of Information Systems and Services Technology Services, said that a gift from an anonymous donor allowed the University to continue to […]

WEB UPDATE: GW-CNN relationship continues with ‘On the Story’

Posted Thursday, June 23, 10:15 p.m. CNN’s cameras at the Jack Morton Auditorium have not been rolling much since “Crossfire” ended earlier this month, but that’s about to change. The 24-hour news network and GW announced Thursday that their three-year partnership through the now-defunct daily political debate show will continue with a weekly broadcast of […]

Survey gauges kosher interest

Hillel is circulating a questionnaire as part of the first step in creating a kosher meal plan for next year. Rob Fishman, interim director of Hillel, said the questions are being sent via e-mail to students and parents on the Jewish center’s listserv to see if there is sufficient interest in kosher food. Under the […]

University to pay government $1.8 million for Bedewi fraud

The University agreed on a $1.8 million settlement with the Justice Department to reimburse funds embezzled by former professor Nabih Bedewi. The move came after Bedewi pled guilty last week to illegally diverting nearly a million dollars in federal funds into a private company he co-owned. Until June 2004, Bedewi was the director of the […]