March 23, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 49

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

Meet Mr. List

Ask senior Justine McCarthy how she ended up living in a house with nine Kappa Sigma fraternity members, or how she got a $300 fridge for $25. She will answer with one word: “Craigslist.” Over the past 11 years, Craigslist has become students’ one-stop shop for jobs, off-campus housing and various goods and services. Particularly […]

Five picks from SXSW 2006

Keep an eye out for these artists next year. The Hatchet predicts great things. Artist: Head Automatica Hails From: New York Genre: pop-punk, alt rock, electronica Sounds like: The Rapture, The Killers with better vocals, a more interesting Interpol Hatchet says: The unlikely pairing of Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw) and Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, Handsome Boy […]

WEB UPDATE: Hobbs not off to Cincinnati

Posted Thursday, March 23, 10:28 p.m. GW men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs is not going to Cincinnati. Murray State head coach Mick Cronin was announced as the head coach of the University of Cincinnati after the Bearcats’ 65-62 loss to South Carolina in the NIT Thursday night. The announcement comes only a day after […]

Coming attractions

They were at SXSW; now they’re coming to D.C. Hot acts straight from Austin, Texas, to the District. At the Black Cat (811 14th St. N.W.) The Gossip, Panther, Her Daily Obsession – Thursday. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, the Duke Spirit – Friday. Art Brut – Sun. 4/9 Rainer Maria – Thurs. 4/20 At […]

South by Soutwest 2006; Audio in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas – Many students take spring break as a chance to both unwind and get wound up, traveling to exotic locales to work on tans or purge livers. But have you ever considered Texas for a spring break destination? No, not the whole state, just that beautifully liberal bastion of Austin, home of Whole […]

Duke sends GW home

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The euphoria that was the 2005-2006 GW men’s basketball season came to a disappointing yet somewhat expected end with a 74-61 loss March 18 at the Greensboro Coliseum to the top seed in the NCAA Tournament, Duke University. With the buzzer, the careers of four core members of the GW men’s basketball […]

Geeks with big ideas

AUSTIN, Texas – Once a year the country’s top techies escape cyberspace to engage in real-life – albeit often socially awkward – conversations. In the days before the notoriously wild South by Southwest booze and music fest began, people in Austin congregated around power outlets rather than concert stages, discussing the future of interactive media, […]

Online schedule replaces books

The Registrar’s Office has done away with the printed class schedule booklets for the fall 2006 semester and instead wants students to rely on its Web site to help plan their schedules next semester. The change is the most recent in technology advancement GW has made so that students and parents can complete all administrative […]

Matisyahu to perform at Smith Center

Reggae music evokes images of dreadlocked Rastafarians – not long beards and curled locks. The stereotype-defying Hasidic Jewish reggae artist Matisyahu will bring his unique sound and atypical reggae image to the Smith Center on April 9. WRGW and the Student Activities Center will sponsor the concert, which station manager Steve Roche said would be […]

Donor indicted for gambling

A GW alumnus and Athletic Department donor was indicted last week on federal charges that he organized and ran a gambling ring that bet on college basketball and other sports. Herbert David Meyers, a GW Law School graduate, and two associates are accused of handling 50,000 gambling calls out of Potomac, Md., over seven months. […]