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.

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. […]

So you want to be a rock star?

AUSTIN, Texas – You’re a born rock star – you know it, your friends know it and your parents know it. One day you’re going to rule the charts, make millions of dollars, be featured on “MTV Cribs” and sell out sports arenas across the globe while thousands of fans worship your every move. As […]

Talib Kweli to play Spring Fling

Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli will be performing Saturday, April 8, as part of Program Board’s Spring Fling. The concert, which will take place on University Yard, is listed on Kweli’s MySpace.com profile. Program Board Chair Tyler Coffey said a contract is close to being signed. Kweli, a Brooklyn native, is best known for his collaborations […]

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 […]