Staff editorial: Maybe something does happen here

Something does happen at GW, but students who were stuck in Gelman studying for midterms may have missed three of the most distinguished visitors the campus has seen in a while.

In one 24-hour period in one room, and on one stage in the Jack Morton Auditorium in the School of Media and Public Affairs, three D.C. politicians stopped by – including the President of the United States.

D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams came to debate mayoral opponents, District Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton came to discuss D.C. response to the sniper on CNN’s “Crossfire” and President George W. Bush made a elusive entrance into the back of the MPA building to speak at a Department of Housing and Urban Development Conference.

While some students were late to class after being searched by Secret Service on their way into the MPA building Tuesday and “Crossfire” regularly occupies a prime campus auditorium, the benefits of these inconveniences outweigh the costs.

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