February 1, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 44

Stories from the February 1, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Letters to the Editor

Continue the goals I would like to respond to the Jan. 28 full-page advertisement against racial preferences entitled “Guilty by Admission” (p. 8) and the article about the ad (“Ad campaign claims illegal admissions,” p. 3). This ad is frustrating and disheartening. Universities should not go back to the days of exclusionary admissions policies because […]

GW offers reward for computer theft clues

The Office of Student and Academic Support Services offered a $500 reward last week for information about nine reported technology thefts in University buildings last month. The most recent incidents involved the theft of two Random Access Memory cards and a Pentium II processor in the Mitchell Hall computer lab, and the theft of a […]

Mount Vernon gets a raw deal

What a surprise. Yet another way GW is treating its Mount Vernon campus students different than its Foggy Bottom students with respect to policies and privileges. First, Foggy Bottom residents became worried of high lottery numbers that would force them to live at Mount Vernon. So the Residence Hall Association held a meeting and decided […]

Mount Vernon senior recaps four years of memories

Renee Harris did not plan to attend an all-women’s institution when she began to apply to colleges and universities in 1995. The former president of Mount Vernon’s Student Government Association began her freshman year at Howard University four years ago. But after touring what was then Mount Vernon College, she said she “fell in love” […]

Time to change housing rules

I applaud Kathy Rooney and Clark Harding for finally challenging our housing policy on opposite-sex roommates. The current policy reflects an archaic view that any male-female contact must be a romantic relationship of some kind; that opposite-sex friends do not exist. More importantly, it implies that heterosexuality is the only sexual orientation worthy of consideration. […]

Mount Vernon’s Pelham Hall to house men

A residence hall on GW’s Mount Vernon campus will house almost 100 men next semester, marking a historic change for the women’s college the University acquired three years ago. Robert Chernak, vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said Pelham Hall, which houses 88 students, will become an all-male residence hall this fall and […]

Bumbled decision – Staff editorial

The University plans to house 88 students in an all-male residence hall at the Mount Vernon campus next fall – a significant change in the history of the previously all-women’s college. The change was announced to the women at Mount Vernon not in an official notification from the University, but by word of mouth. It […]

Clinton rallies to fight cancer

Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke to an audience of breast cancer survivors, their families and doctors Thursday evening in the Betts Theatre, paying homage to a woman whose courageous spirit inspired them all. As Jo Oberstar, wife of U.S. Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), lay in a hospital recovery room, she told her husband breast cancer was […]

Vocabulary lesson – Staff editorial

David Howard, formerly the head of the District’s Office of Public Advocate, was talking to two of his closest aides Jan. 15 about the lack of money available in his office’s budget. He said, “I will have to be niggardly with this fund because it’s not going to be a lot of money.” Last week, […]

News of all-male residence hall stuns Mount Vernon women

Fifteen jaws dropped at the news. Sitting together in the Ames cafeteria Friday night, Mount Vernon students who said they had chosen the women’s campus for its tight-knit community expressed an array of emotions when they were told their campus’s Pelham Hall would house men this fall. The women expressed disappointment that the traditions of […]