T. Neil Sroka

Tech staff warns students

GW officials are warning students to curtail the use of file-sharing programs like KaZaA and Morpheus or lose their Internet connections, the University announced last week. Officials say the sharing applications, which take up large amounts of bandwidth, the amount of information that can be processed at one time, slow down GW’s network, decreasing the […]

Officials delay e-mail upgrade

The University has delayed a major e-mail overhaul until after graduation because of a hardware glitch in January that left students unable to access accounts for nearly a week. The upgrade, which technology officials originally planned to finish by spring break, will now be implemented over the summer. Webmail currently runs like a simpler version […]

University bails out financial aid office

Although more than 45 eligible students started out the second semester without complete financial aid packages, the University distributed funds last week after the office received an additional $500,000. Though the financial aid office received a $10-$11 million increase from last year, about 700 more students qualified for financial aid this year, putting the office […]

Israeli bill passes

A controversial piece of legislation pledging the Student Association’s support for the U.S.-Israel relationship has stirred controversy within SA branches and among students on both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The Senate passed the bill by a narrow margin Tuesday and SA President Phil Robinson is currently deciding whether to approve or veto the resolution […]

SA report calls for removing Blackford

The Student Association investigative branch has recommended the removal of Sen. J. P. Blackford (G-SEAS) after finding him in violation of multiple SA bylaws. Justin Oshana, vice president of Legislative and Judicial Affairs, distributed a letter Monday reporting the results of an investigation into allegations of SA fund misuse by Blackford. The letter states Blackford […]

SA Notes

SA passes student life resolutions The Senate passed legislation concerning academic and student concerns at their meeting Tuesday night. The body passed a resolution to “research and publicize the nutritional value of the food options on campus and to make recommendations for improvement.” It also passed resolutions encouraging the University to develop an identification system […]

SA Notes

Complaints about the Mount Vernon shuttle and dining options on the Mount Vernon campus dominated discussion Tuesday at the Student Association’s second Town Hall meeting. More than 50 students attended the SA-student summit, due in part to the work of MVC residents Dan Foster and Kris Kopra, two new freshman senators, SA Executive Vice President […]

SA Senate Notes

Senate works to amend Act Student Association senators said they are working toward passing amendments to the Financial Reform Act to alleviate a unique situation that had SA President Phil Robinson and the Senate filing suits and counter suits in Student Court. Last week, Robinson announced filed against the Senate after they overrode his veto […]

SA notes

Student Association President Phil Robinson filed a suit in student court Wednesday after the SA overrode his veto on the Financial Reform Act of 2002, which placed stronger checks on the executive branch. “When something as blatantly unconstitutional as this occurs, I am simply forced to address it,” Robinson said. “It’s not something I want […]

SA distributes funds

While nearly a dozen student groups protested what they felt were unfair allocations, the Student Association Senate voted in favor of the 2002-2003 allocations bill after a three-and-half-hour meeting Tuesday. The resolution, which SA President Phil Robinson, despite reservations, is expected to sign, allocated more than $218,000 to 135 registered student groups. A University bailout […]