January 28, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 43

Stories from the January 28, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW reconsiders housing policy

No matter how high their lottery numbers, Foggy Bottom students will not live at GW’s Mount Vernon campus if they would rather stay in the heart of D.C. Addressing the Residence Hall Association at a meeting Monday, RHA President Justin Lavella confirmed a new housing policy that will guarantee students from the Foggy Bottom campus […]

News Briefs

Flu epidemic hits GW Student Health has noticed a 20 percent increase in the number of patients this flu season, said Susan Haney, outreach coordinator for Student Health Services. She said more than 100 students have been diagnosed with flu symptoms and many of them had influenza A or “true flu,” which could have been […]

Sharing the responsibility for death

(U-WIRE) LINCOLN, Neb. – It would have been one day until someone – one man or woman – would have been physically responsible for the death of Randy Reeves. Only one anonymous correctional worker would have flipped the switch that would have sent the electricity through Reeves’ body to execute him for the murders he […]

JEC members finalize election procedures

The Joint Elections Committee continues to take shape as members determine the logistics for voting at the Mount Vernon campus. JEC Chair Kevin Burkett said a polling station at the Mount Vernon campus will be open during lunch and dinner hours during March’s campus election. Paper ballots will be used instead of the voting boothes […]

Making your voice heard in your community

Last November, GW students achieved a great victory as they journeyed to the polls to take part in the electoral process in the District of Columbia. Students showed elected officials throughout the city that they must consider the views of students as important if they are to keep their positions. Students will be even more […]

Group accuses colleges of illegal admissions

A conservative public policy group has launched an advertising campaign this week in college newspapers that claims some major universities illegally use racial preference in admissions. The ad, which appears in The GW Hatchet and 14 other college newspapers, is sponsored by the Washington-based Center for Individual Rights and claims colleges are “Guilty by Admission” […]

By the Numbers: Washington

69% approve Clinton’s job as president29% disapprove 40% have a positive view of Clinton as a person53% had a negative view 16% said they would be more likely to vote for their senator in the next election if he/she voted to convict Clinton31% said they would be less likely to vote for them51% said it […]

New rooms give musicians a virtual sound experience

Susan Bender, a professor of voice in GW’s music department, joked about the introduction of the “V” room, describing it as “a neat little gizmo that the University spent a ton of money on.” She said she is excited about the “V” room, a new practice area that provides a virtual environment for musicians. The […]

Lacking clarity – Staff editorial

In the latest instance of GW miscommunication, students who thought they had enrolled in classes held in the Academic Center realized at the beginning of the semester that the classes actually were scheduled for the Mount Vernon campus. Students must have found themselves in quite a predicament – how would they get from a class […]

Politics stops by the water’s edge

While I agree with some of the policy substance, I was quite disturbed by the implications of Brandon Wales’ op-ed “Save the Iraqi people, not Clinton’s presidency” (p. 5) in the Jan. 25 issue. He, like some Capitol Hill Republicans, had the audacity to suggest that the timing of President Clinton’s military operations is politically […]