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.

Staff Editorial: Stop lying about housing prices

Everyone at GW seems to understand that housing prices are ridiculous, except, of course, some members of the administration. Once again, the University has increased housing prices and justified the costs as commensurate with fair-market housing prices in Foggy Bottom. Referring to housing costs, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Louis Katz said “it’s supply and […]

WEB EXTRA: University to change advising procedures at CI

Remember being a pre-freshman sitting down at Colonial Inauguration for hours trying to select classes you knew little or nothing about? Those days are over. This year, the University has made changes to the way the students in the class of 2010 will register for their first semester of classes. The new system, named GW […]

Staff Editorial: Corr’s poor choice

In an example of poor decision-making, Student Association Executive Vice President Morgan Corr unilaterally transferred $2,000 last month to three student groups. Not only are his political opponents characterizing the transfers as electioneering, but the unilateral transfer also continues and justifies perceptions of how egregiously the SA mismanages student funds. The electioneering charges, mostly coming […]

WEB EXTRA: Georgetown servers breached, GW says ours are secure

An intruder gaining access to confidential information on a Georgetown University server has led to a Secret Service investigation, but technology officials here said students shouldn’t be worried that GW’s servers are prone to attacks as well. In early March, Georgetown announced that that the Secret Service is investigating an attack on a server containing […]

Letters to the Editor

Basketball hate speech I was in attendance at the GW/Duke game in Greensboro, N.C., this past Saturday. While our players conducted themselves with class and were excellent representatives of our University, the same cannot be said of some GW students in the stands. I heard a number of students in our section yell out homophobic […]

Calendar

Thursday Spring Film Series: “Syriana” Catch the political thriller featuring George Clooney 7 to 11 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by Program Board The Jenny McKean Moore Reading Series Join noted author Diran Adebayo, whose works include “Some Kind of Black” and “My Once Upon a Time.” 8 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater […]

Delaware U. prof a former skinhead

The University of Delaware has been rife with controversy since late February, when the Wilmington News Journal learned that a Delaware graduate student has ties to skinhead organizations that are known for their white supremacy. Robert Huber, a Ph.D student of physics who has taught physics at the university, has been exposed as a member […]

Rescind the golden standard

When George Washington conceived of placing a university in the country’s capital, we’re told, his aspirations for it were grand. He imagined a magnet school that would attract the nation’s most talented youth: a premier university for what was to become a premier city. Today, we may note the irony that Washington’s vision was better […]

Greek Briefs

Omicron Delta Kappa begins application process Omicron Delta Kappa, a community service Greek-letter organization that was founded last year after a three-year absence from campus, is recruiting student leaders. The organization is comprised of leaders of various student organizations, including athletes and Student Association members. Omicron Delta Kappa secretary Ross Mankuta, a senior, said the […]

SMPA changes to take effect in fall

The result of four years’ worth of planning is coming to fruition next fall as the School of Media and Public Affairs phases in changes to its curriculum. The major change to occur to the school’s programming is the consolidation of three majors to two. The changes are taking effect after a task force was […]