March 6, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 47

Stories from the March 6, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SMPA acquires TiVo-like technology

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo uses it to improve its advertising and the Harris County Sherrif’s Office in Texas uses it to monitor local news coverage and get interviews with witnesses. Now GW students too will be able to take advantage of SnapStream, a $25,000 glorified TiVo that can record 10,000 hours of real-time […]

March: This month in live music

It’s already March, GW reader baby. As in, spring break is coming: which means GW ladies are getting busy hitting up the tanning beds and GW lads are, um, getting busy checking out their GW ladies’ crucial orange tan lines. So, the rule for keeping the entire month as really, honestly, seriously hot as your […]

Money in memory

Julius Fleichman is 86, legally blind and has a passion for sky diving. He recently called the Guinness Book of World Records because he wants to break a record of any kind. But his work at GW may be the most spectacular thing about him. He has donated nearly $500,000 since June 2006 and there […]

Feeling the squeeze

Mandatory spending in J Street is not only angering students, but now local restaurants are reporting major deficits, which they attribute to the University’s new policies and the ever-increasing number of GWorld partners. For the first time this fall, freshmen and sophomores were required to spend a certain percentage of their GWorld dollars at J […]

Bar Belle: Tonic

Every weekend I am guaranteed a handful of things. First, I will put off any and all school work until Sunday night around 8 p.m. Second, I will most likely be intoxicated for a large portion of it. Third, I will get off this campus that I am a slave to on the other five […]

School for deaf keeps president

More than one year after students at Gallaudet made national news by forcing its new president out of office, the school decided last week to keep its interim president for an extended period before seeking a new one. On its campus in Northeast D.C., the turmoil, which swept the nation’s only deaf college, continues to […]

Staff Editorial: Mandatory spending failing GW community

With recent findings indicating that key GWorld partners have lost significant revenue this year following the implementation of mandatory J Street spending, we are concerned that this ill-conceived policy change is destroying valuable partnerships in Foggy Bottom. Notable campus staples such as Froggy Bottom Pub, Panda Cafe, Pita Pit, Au Bon Pain and Berticci’s note […]

Pakitsan experts criticize Musharraf

Web Extra Experts on Pakistan criticized President Pervez Musharraf and said the country’s youth need to end their apathy toward politics in an event in the Marvin Center Monday. Last month Musharraf’s party was defeated in the parliamentary elections, but the Bush administration has continued to support Musharraf’s heavy presence in politics. During the seminar, […]

School for disabled partners with GW

A group of juniors from a local school for students with learning disabilities are taking field trips to GW to learn about the college experience and the different jobs offered on campus. “It’s a great introduction for students with severe learning disabilities,” said Sharon Burns, mother of Kingsbury Day School student Eric Burns. “I’m very […]