August 24, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 7

Stories from the August 24, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Campus mail handling may break postal laws

The University’s system of mail delivery to on-campus residents is marked by a lack of communication between departments that may have led to illegal handling of mail this summer. One of the most often-cited student complaints about campus mail is the University’s failure to forward magazines addressed to students who have moved or left campus […]

Tuition hike inequity riles new students and parents

GW freshmen and transfer students will pay $270 more than continuing students for tuition this year – a change that evoked mixed reaction from parents who moved their children into residence halls this weekend. When GW’s Board of Trustees announced the tuition increase six months ago, it instituted two different increases – continuing students would […]

Waiting Online

College textbook vendors are popping up in cyberspace just in time for the book-buying spree that comes like clockwork each semester. Virtual bookstores like amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com are the better-known alternatives for students who want to avoid long lines at the GW Bookstore. And VarsityBooks, a fledgling online company in Dupont Circle, is poised to […]

Memories of the first day of school

<IMG ALIGN=LEFT ALT=Luke Strosnider BORDER=1 SRC=images_upload/824.lukecolumnpic.jpgDo you remember your first day of school ever? Springing out of bed at the crack of dawn with a toothless grin a mile wide, sliding into your brand-spanking new clothes and thinking, “First grade – at last, I am emancipated from the drudgery of kindergarten!” No more hours spent […]

GW springs back into U.S. News’ top 50

GW won’t be printing any pins this time. After a second-tier rating last year, GW rose into the 50th slot on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the top 50 national universities in the nation, released last week. But GW administrators are taking a lower profile about the rankings than they did two years […]

Tabloid sex causes mass blindness

(U-WIRE) MINNEAPOLIS – It is clear: This country has gone blind from too much sex. President Clinton finally has testified before both a grand jury and the nation about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. However, the news the nation has been waiting to hear is far from over. The president still can be impeached, but […]

Foggy Bottom resident attacked

Intruders tied up and attempted to sexually assault an elderly Foggy Bottom resident in her F Streer home during a burglary early Wednesday morning, Metropolitan Police said. The 77-year-old victim, whose name is not being released because she was the victim of a sex crime, said the attack occurred while she was sleeping in her […]

Letters to the Editor

Access restricted The new Trustees’ Gate next to Gelman Library may look pretty, but it comes at the expense of disabled access. During construction, a stone wall was built blocking one of the two access ramps to the library. The remaining ramp is at the opposite end from the library doors and most of the […]

Stepped-up security greets returning students

Most GW students are taking in stride the possibility of living blocks away from potential terrorist targets. While security has been stepped up at federal buildings and monuments in recent days, students continue to move into residence halls and attend orientation sessions without much thought to concrete blockades and Secret Service patrols nearby. “There are […]

Target: D.C.? – Staff Editorial

GW promotional materials tout the University’s geographical proximity to the centers of American power – located five blocks from the White House, three blocks from the State Department, a short walk to Embassy Row. But after the launch of U.S. missiles against purported terrorist facilities in Sudan and Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden – newly designated […]