January 23, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 35

Stories from the January 23, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Mount Vernon recieves Internet access upgrade

The University has upgraded the Mount Vernon Campus’ Internet access system to the same quality as Foggy Bottom’s, allowing greater security and a faster connection. Over winter break, the University upgraded the technology systems on the Mount Vernon Campus, requiring all students to obtain new technology equipment before gaining Internet access. The program uses Symantec […]

CLLC to designate dorms by class

Students will not receive their housing lottery numbers this year based on the number of academic credits they have. They’ll instead be issued numbers based on their class and will select from a pool of dormitories specifically designated for certain classes. Seth Weinshel, director of campus housing, said the Community Living and Learning Center is […]

Computer science group develops software for Olympic swim team

They may not be the best athletes or have the biggest muscles, but some members of GW’s Computer Science Department could hold the keys to the gold medal for the U.S. Olympic swimming team. Professor James Hahn, chair of the Computer Science Department, along with graduate students Samir Roy and Jean Honorio, have developed a […]

GW Briefs

Media Relations director heads PR chapter Tracy Schario, GW’s director of Media Relations, was named the 2006 president of the National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America last month. Schario leads the group’s largest chapter in the country with 1,200 members, which comprises about 5 percent of the national membership. Schario was […]

Miller loses ANC vice chair postion

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Dorothy Miller lost her position as vice chair after annual elections for the group took place last week. Miller, a longtime opponent of GW’s expansion, has served on the Foggy Bottom ANC for 13 years and was voted vice chair last January by the other commissioners. Prior to that she was chair […]


The article “Resident revives Foggy Bottom newspaper” (Jan. 17, p. 6) incorrectly stated that the Foggy Bottom News is distributed through the Dupont Current. The Foggy Bottom News is actually distributed as a paid advertisement through the Foggy Bottom Current, a weekly paper established last month. Also, the Dupont Current is not published by the […]


Monday What I Didn’t Learn in High School Sex Ed Make sure you know how to play it safe with your partner. 8 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center 310 Sponsored by the Out Crowd Tuesday Freshman Feast Dig into an all you-can-eat Chinese food feast and see a performance by the Chinese Performing Arts Troupe. […]

GW gets 87 on A-10 honor roll

Eighty-seven GW student-athletes were named to the 2005 Fall Semester Commissioner’s Honor Roll. To be eligible for the list, a student must have a 3.5 or higher grade-point average. The women’s rowing team had 17 members qualifying while men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s diving, and men’s and women’s cross country each had 10 […]

Staff editorial: Housing policy benefits students

Students’ reaction to the changes to the on-campus housing selection process, which separates and designates residence halls by class, is sure to hinge on whether they receive the housing of their choice. While some may see their system of housing entitlement based on credits withering away, the policy change is a positive move for the […]