March 9, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 28

Stories from the March 9, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Court to examine Senate proxies

The Student Court could decide this week how much discretionary power the Student Association executive vice president holds in the creation of Senate procedures. Graduate Sen. Emily Cummins (CSAS) filed a suit with the court last week against EVP Tony Sayegh, alleging he disregarded the SA’s bylaws when he allowed two senators to change their […]

Twenty years ago…

In 1979, elections ravaged campus, and tongues wagged about the exploits of Alex Baldwin, candidate for Student Association president. Baldwin had served as Program Board chair the previous year. Baldwin lost the election that spring and transferred to New York University, where he took up acting. He later began to call himself Alec. On Feb. […]

Election Roundup

Fantozzi disqualified from SBPM seat Though he garnered enough votes to win one of two Senate seats for the School of Business and Public Management, Lou Fantozzi was invalidated as a candidate by the Joint Elections Committee, propelling Derek P. Grosso and freshman Megan Huszagh to victory. Grosso won 30.62 percent of the vote to […]

Basketball – with a little oomph

It’s Friday night and freshman Craig Friedman sits deep inside enemy territory in Philadelphia’s Corestates Spectrum. The GW men’s basketball team is closing in on an Atlantic 10 semifinals victory over Temple. The crowd growls, loud and rowdy. A fat, middle-aged, drunk man spots Friedman and yells, “Hey drummer, do you get laid a lot […]

Freshmen petition for dining change

A majority of Thurston Hall residents signed a petition last month requesting changes in meal plan policies at Thurston Dining Hall. Similar petitions have been created this year, but this is the first time organizers were able to gather more than 600 signatures from Thurston residents, according to Thurston Hall Council President Aaron Chacker. The […]

University Club moves to F St.

Adjoining townhouses next to Thurston Hall will replace the third-floor Marvin Center University Club by early 1999, according to University administrators. Renovations scheduled to start this summer will transform the two townhouses next to the freshman residence hall on F Street into a multi-purpose campus facility, said Jody Winter, GW’s director of special projects. Proposals […]

Answering stacks of mail lets me play `Dear Abby’ for a day

I’ve got a problem. The staff of The GW Hatchet gets positively overwhelmed with the massive volume of mail sent to me on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, my administrative staff has been downsized, so this week, instead of a column, I must answer my mail. Anonymous writes: Dear Tryg, I wrote a play entitled “Stay” […]

Letters to the Editor

Vicious vocabulary I don’t have a strong opinion about same-sex marriages. I do, however, have a strong opinion about people who use, as a closing to their arguments, something like “when doing so, one should know what they are talking about and at least attempt to not come across like an ignorant, uneducated bigot” (The […]

The ignored GW arts

Wednesday night I was listening to GW election coverage on WRTV (AM 600) and heard an interview with one of the candidates, I believe it was Alan Elias. He stated his concern about the lack of GW community, unity and school pride. He proposed to solve this problem by increasing the quality of programs groups […]

The GW meal plan’s fleecing of students

I am taking this time while my microwave dinner cooks to express my strong opinion about how this school seems more interested in money than students’ welfare. Case in point: the meal plan. I have, through some quick calculations, found very small savings exist for students using the meal plan. The average meal at J […]