August 31, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 9

Stories from the August 31, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Applebee’s and GW irrationality

While most of you spent your summers working at exciting and interesting internships or backpacking through Europe, I was working as a waitress at Applebee’s, serving chicken finger baskets and riblet platters to the good people of Evans, Ga. I’ve been going to restaurants my entire life and I always meekly ordered off the menu. […]

Ph.D. fee hike infuriates students

We are doctoral candidates at GW and wish to express our concerns about the announced University changes to our registration fees during the Ph.D. dissertation stage. Under the old policy of “continuous enrollment,” GW charged doctoral candidates $35 per semester to stay enrolled in the University after completing the required 72 course hours, but while […]

Letters to the Editor

CDs want you Welcome to GW, home of the largest chapter of the College Democrats of America. That is no accident. GW students care about the issues that America’s Democrats are talking about. We care about affordable college education, a strong economy that promises us jobs and success after college, a Patients’ Bill of Rights […]

GW and alcohol – Staff Editorial

The University planned to hold a Welcome Week event Friday at the Zei Club – a downtown dance club that draws a significant GW crowd most weekends. GW advertised shuttle service from campus to the club, which would have admitted all GW students ages 18 and older for free and served alcohol to those over […]

Doctoral dollars – Staff Editorial

Next year, Columbian School doctoral candidates will see a dramatic increase in the fees they pay to the University. Doctoral candidates usually complete the 72 credit hours of required course work in four years, but it often takes students another four years – sometimes more – to finish their dissertations. Under the old policy, Ph.D. […]

Upcoming Games

MS – men’s soccerWS – women’s soccerWVB – women’s volleyball Monday: no games scheduled Tuesday: WS vs. Virginia – 4 p.m.WVB vs. UMBC – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday: MS vs. Howard – 3 p.m. Thursday: no games scheduled

GW cancels club event after alcohol incidents

GW administrators canceled a Welcome Week event at a downtown dance club Friday, citing concerns that the event sent the wrong message about alcohol use. “The University was concerned about sponsoring an event that could be seen as promoting alcohol,” said Welcome Week Coordinator Heidi Wicker. The cancellation came after two freshmen were found intoxicated […]

GW women’s soccer set to face Virginia

The GW women’s soccer team will renew its rivalry with the University of Virginia when the Colonial women open the 1998 season against the sixth-ranked Cavaliers at South Riding Field Tuesday. Last year, GW lost at Virginia 4-1. GW defeated the Cavaliers in 1996 at South Riding 2-1 when Virginia was ranked 10th in the […]

Second electrical fire damages GW building

An electrical fire caused smoke damage in the basement of the anthropology department’s G Street office Thursday evening, the second fire on campus in two days. Thursday’s fire in the 2114 G St. townhouse ignited after the electrical failure of the motor that generates air into the building’s sprinkler system, said Steve Lowe, the facilities […]

Colonial women prepare for opening week of matches

If the preseason is any indicator of how the GW women’s volleyball team will fare in its first match this week, the Colonial women should start the season well, head coach Susan Homan said. “I think we’ve had a great preseason, probably the best preseason in three years,” Homan said. “The athletes came in in […]