Steven Postal

Sigma Chi fraternity loses charter

Sigma Chi’s international organization indefinitely suspended the charter of GW’s chapter, effectively ending the chapter’s relationship with GW for the immediate future. The chapter has been on GW’s campus since 1864 and was given a one-year suspension in 1998 after hosting a party during Colonial Inauguration. Bruce Morgan Casner, a grand trustee of Sigma Chi’s […]

Winter storm closes GW

Not even a foot of snow that forced GW and much of the metropolitan area to shut down for two days could stop Tuesday nights at Mister Days. It was very busy, said Carol Shivener, the day manager at the bar between 18th and 19th streets, who stayed after her regular shift. Shivener said the […]

D.C. City Council explores changing influence of ANC

A new law introduced by D.C. Councilman David Catania (at large) could change the influence of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions and add a new residency requirement for potential ANC members. Catania said the goal of changing the way ANCs’ recommendations are treated is to empower District residents and to force greater accountability for the ANCs. The […]

SJT ranks among highest paid

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg received $404,014 in pay during l997-1998, according to last week’s report of university presidential salaries by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Trachtenberg said the annual list published by the trade publication is all such a bore. He said GW is not paying enormous salaries to its administrators and said other […]

Agency changes rating on GW bonds

GW will have to pay a higher interest rate on its upcoming bond offering after a bond-rating agency raised concerns over the financial security of the University. But because of insurance GW will purchase, the effects of the downgrade will be limited, said Catherine Lynch, associate vice president for Treasury Management. Lynch said the University […]

WRGW reports stolen stereo

A $200 stereo was stolen from WRGW’s studios Tuesday, WRGW and University Police officials said. Jason Cohen, general manager of WRGW, said a brand new AIWA stereo was stolen Tuesday at about 5 p.m. He said WRGW reported the theft to UPD and Metropolitan Police. WRGW Producer Ian Spring briefly saw some suspicious movement when […]

Clinton creates history at GW, participates in online town hall

President Bill Clinton traversed five blocks to GW’s Marvin Center Monday night to participate in the first presidential online town-hall meeting. Clinton said the town hall was a bold experimentation and compared his participation with other presidential firsts, including Franklin Roosevelt’s fireside chats and John F. Kennedy’s press conferences. Clinton participated in the online town […]

UPD nabs men soliciting sex

University Police barred 20 men from campus for soliciting sex in the Marvin Center men’s bathrooms, ending UPD’s two-week undercover operation Friday, University administrators said. The men solicited plain-clothed male UPD officers for sexual favors in the Marvin Center bathrooms, UPD Director Dolores Stafford said. The operation comes after years of concern over illegal activities […]

Student Association supports GTAAA unionization

The Student Association Senate endorsed a resolution supporting the unionization efforts of GW teaching assistants and part-time faculty Tuesday. At the SA Senate meeting, President Phil Meisner also came out in support of the group. Previously, Meisner called possible unionization a complicated issue. But Tuesday, Meisner said members of the Graduate Teaching Assistant-Adjunct Alliance have […]

ANC rejects Mount Vernon plan

The Palisades-Wesley Heights Advisory Neighborhood Commission encouraged the District’s Board of Zoning Adjustment to disapprove Mount Vernon campus’s 10-year plan in a unanimous vote Tuesday. (Mount Vernon administrators) haven’t done what we’ve asked them to do, ANC Commissioner Ann Heuer said. Heuer said the ANC had a list of 18 items it wanted changed on […]