January 29, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 39

Stories from the January 29, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

SEAS opens security lab

GW students will study computer and Internet security starting in about a week when the University opens a new lab in Phillips Hall. The lab will feature a “completely confined” network for security testing, meaning outside sources cannot access it. Students will hack into or infect the computers and then figure out how to patch […]

SA Notes

The Student Association Senate canceled its Tuesday meeting because of inclement weather. The Senate planned to vote on the Finance Committee’s mid-year review of student group funding, but will now vote on it Feb. 3. “Students are going to have to wait another week for the Senate’s decision on their appeals,” SA President Kris Hart […]

GW student runs for Texas House seat

While some GW students will spend this summer interning for a politician, sophomore James Scott Gilbreath will be campaigning to become one. Gilbreath, a Democrat, is running for a seat in the Texas House of Representatives. He believes that Republican partisanship in Texas has grown out of control, leading many politicians to abandon their constituents. […]

Former CIA Director speaks on terror

Former CIA Director James Woolsey and GW professor Leon Fuerth kicked off a series of town hall meetings about the war on terror at the Elliott School of International Affairs building Tuesday. The event, “The War on Terrorism and the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the World,” was the first of a series […]

GW to hold make-up days for missed classes

Sophomore Ryan Kelly’s roommate woke him at 6 a.m. Monday morning as soon as he found out school was canceled. Kelly said he slept for the rest of the morning before catching up on schoolwork and talking to his friends. “I basically just called all my friends who go to school up in New Jersey […]

City fights GW, Georgetown

GW and Georgetown universities have a number of positive things in common – similar academic programs, a prime location and famous faculty. But both schools also share attorneys in their similar fights against city-imposed housing and enrollment orders. In recent years, both universities have embarked on ambitious expansion campaigns – acquiring property, building new academic […]

Freshmen enroll in Deans’ Seminars

More than 300 freshmen are currently taking a variety of courses specifically designed for the Class of 2007. The newly expanded Deans’ Seminars classes are open to all first-year students in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. The sections include “How Things Work,” “Music in Times of Crisis” and “Abraham Lincoln: The Man and […]

University to study optional winter session

A University committee is set to begin researching an optional winter session and expanded summer programs as ways to generate additional revenue, officials said this week. The more conservative proposals come after administrators recently backed away from a mandatory summer session, following strong opposition by faculty and students this fall. Executive Vice President for Academic […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s tennis remains winless Old Dominion swept the GW men’s tennis team 7-0 Friday. The No. 3 doubles team of junior Matt Treadgold and freshman Daniel Balke won the only match of the day for the Colonials, but only the top two doubles teams and top five singles matches count in the final score. No. […]

Dem. candidates propose reduced or free tuition

Several major candidates in the Democratic primary have formulated policies that would allow students to attend a public university tuition-free for one or two years. Others said they would make college more affordable through federal loans and tuition tax credits. With private and public universities enacting double-digit tuition hikes and an economy that has left […]