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SA signals support for GW campus plan

The Student Association Senate endorsed the University’s campus plan Tuesday with conditions urging additional communication between GW and the Foggy Bottom community. SA senators stressed the maintenance of a proportional student enrollment and the need for a committee to discuss University expansion outside the campus boundaries as stipulations to their support. It’s basically saying that […]

Counting votes turns surreal

Amid yawns and the occasional swear word, the ballots were counted by hand Wednesday night. And Thursday morning. As one counter yelled out the names on each ballot, the talleys were kept. A pretty fair and accurate system, if this was 1821, before computers or voting machines. But in the first Student Association elections of […]

Students witness UPD officer hit homeless man

A University Police officer was suspended after allegedly hitting a homeless man several times with a nightstick when he tried to enter the Marvin Center early Wednesday morning. UPD Director Dolores Stafford would not identify the officer but said he has been suspended while the department investigates the incident. Several students witnessed the altercation and […]

GW’s reaction to Brother Stephen speaks volumes

Spring is in the air. The birds are back, people are starting to play sports on the Quad and the freaks are out. Now, I don’t mean the Student Association candidates, but you’re on the right track. I mean the countless number of people who believe that they could change your belief in anything as […]

GW acquires share of Columbia Plaza

The University purchased a share of the Columbia Plaza apartment complex and will have first priority in referring students and staff to apartments there, said Walter Bortz, vice president for Administrative and Information Services. GW closed a deal Friday that gave the University 28.55 percent ownership of the 23rd street complex, along with other limited […]

GW at the millennium: Cashing in Blue Chips

As the members of the GW men’s basketball team walked onto the court in the second half of Saturday’s game against Xavier, about 5,000 screaming fans were behind them. And as they came back to win after a 15-point deficit at halftime, GW Coach Tom Penders knew whom to thank. Walking toward the scorer’s table […]

GW remembers undergraduate

Students and staff of the GW Admissions Office are mourning the death of Regina Hutchins, a junior from Willingboro, N.J., who died of a brain aneurysm over winter break at the age of 20. No matter who she talked to, she made them laugh and smile, said Jenine Alston, her roommate and close friend. Hutchins […]

Kaufman’s confidant gives insights into the legend

Trying to explain Andy Kaufman is almost an impossible task. Kaufman was never quite sure of who he was and presented his character du jour to nightclub and television audiences. One moment he was a lovable foreign man with an unrecognizable accent and an uncanny impression of Elvis Presley. The next night he was an […]

Local residents voice disdain about new campus plan proposal

The University unveiled its plan for expansion within campus boundaries during the next decade and received harsh criticism from the community at a hostile Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting Wednesday night. The campus plan, submitted to the ANC for review, is highlighted by several new proposed buildings for academic and administrative use, including the north side […]