February 3, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 39

Stories from the February 3, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

NY Times editors talk media bias

One of the New York Times’ top editors had some choice words for Fox News and Wall Street Journal owner Rupert Murdoch Monday night, saying Murdoch’s news organizations are to blame for the public’s overall sense of cynicism regarding the American news industry. New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller said Murdoch’s Fox News has […]

University: All buildings, systems will have GWorld 2.0 by March

The University will install the remaining GWorld 2.0 card readers throughout campus this month, a University spokeswoman pledged Wednesday. Of the 88 campus locations with card readers, 72 have been switched and the remaining 16 should be changed by the end of February. Among those not yet converted are the South Hall, Dakota, Francis Scott […]

Attorneys hope to settle child porn case by month’s end

Correction appended The U.S. Attorney’s Office and Diego Fasolini failed to reach a resolution in court Tuesday on the part-time Italian-language professor’s October arrest for possession of child pornography. Fasolini, 42, his attorney, Shawn Moore, and the U.S. attorney prosecuting the case, David Kent, were granted an extension to the end of the month to […]

UPD arrests suspected ‘lunchtime bandit’

University Police Department officers arrested a man dubbed as the “lunchtime bandit” Tuesday, an alleged burglar who reportedly began breaking into vehicles parked in campus parking garages during lunch hours in December. UPD Chief Kevin Hay said the subject has allegedly broken into six cars during lunchtime and stolen more than $1,000 worth of electronics […]

SA amends campaign rules

The Student Association Senate voted to strip power from the SA’s election oversight body Wednesday night, taking away the body’s ability to file campaign violations against candidates in an effort to lessen the number of violations this election cycle. The vote to strip the Joint Elections Committee of it’s power to file campaign violations comes […]

Dean, Gingrich face off in Lisner

Howard Dean and Newt Gingrich traded polite but partisan jabs while debating health care and national security at Lisner Auditorium Tuesday night. The former Democratic National Committee chair and the rumored 2012 presidential candidate stressed that despite sitting on different sides of the aisle, both career politicians could agree there needs to be a fundamental […]

University scraps website management system

The University is scrapping its current website management system – part of a $1 million website revamp started nearly two years ago – claiming it no longer suits GW’s online needs. GW revealed its website redesign project in 2008, announcing plans to use a content management system called Vignette for its reliability. But 18 months […]

Protests unite Egyptian students in D.C.

As the fervor of discontent grows in Cairo, some Egyptian students at GW have sought to preserve the passion of their countrymen. More than 6,000 miles away from the protests that have swept through their home country, the students are participating in protests and demanding revolution. Hours after President Hosni Mubarak announced Tuesday he would […]

Calendar

Thursday The Social Network Watch the movie that chronicles the creation of the social-networking phenomenon Facebook. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom – 9 to 11 p.m. Friday Musical Cabaret Corsets and a singing candle are two things you’ll find at Forbidden Planet Productions’ musical cabaret. West Hall Theater – 7 and 10 p.m. Live at the […]