April 17, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 57

Stories from the April 17, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Facebook denies rumors that it hopes to sell for $2 billion

Facebook officials are denying a report that appeared in a BusinessWeek story last month saying that the Web site is for sale with an asking price of $2 billion. The story, citing “senior industry executives familiar with the matter,” reported that Facebook rejected a $750 million bid and is holding out for the $1 billion […]

Staff Editorial: Focus 4×4 on academic rigor

Faculty Senate representatives recently released a report to the four-by-four task force charging that GW will not benefit academically if the University implements proposals for a four-by-four curriculum. The proposed setup, according to the Faculty Senate, would only increase University profits without significantly improving academics. A negative response to major academic modifications is almost expected […]

GW to shift financial burden of aid, donors

GW is attempting to offset increased University operational costs by devoting less University budget money to financial aid and instead shifting some of the costs of financial aid to donors. By raising money through the University’s advancement office, GW can grant more financial aid from the University’s endowment and less financial aid from tuition dollars, […]

Letters to the Editor

Don’t excuse McKinney Paul Kendrick’s piece “Crashing at the Capitol” (April 13, p. 4) is probably the most ridiculous thing the Hatchet has published this year. His bizarre attempt to justify Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney’s criminal assault on a police officer stinks of the same self-loathing evidence used by white liberals in any situation when race […]

Faculty Senate report critical of 4×4 plan

The lower number of classes and reduced time spent in each class in a possible four-by-four class structure would be profitable for the University, but would not improve academics, according to a report issued by Faculty Senate representatives to the four-by-four task force. The report, discussed at Friday’s Faculty Senate meeting, comes as the four-by-force […]

University unlikely to divest from Israel, Darfur

The University is unlikely to heed the call of two groups of campus activists calling for GW to divest from companies that do business with Sudan and Israel. The push for the University to divest from companies with ties to Israel, led by campus activists for Palestinian rights, is the second major divestment campaign on […]

Ask the Hatchet Geek: Cool computers

Senior Kunal Johar, the Hatchet Geek, is a computer science major and co-founder of www.computerhelpdc.com. Twice a month, he will solve typical computer problems students face. E-mail the Hatchet Geek your computer queries at hatchetgeek@computerhelpdc.com. Heat affects just about all performance aspects of a computer. Without proper care, a processor can reach damaging temperatures of […]

Adam Conner: Con libertad y justicia para todos

Last Monday, I left work early to attend the massive immigration rally on the National Mall. When I want to make my voice heard, I usually prefer other avenues over large demonstrations, but three reasons compelled me to skip class and join 180,000 others in a peaceful rally for the rights of immigrants: I’m an […]