February 4, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 45

Stories from the February 4, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Shore receives Bender prize for work at local youth shelter

For Deborah Shore, caring is not enough. For more than two decades, the founder and leader of Sasha Bruce Youthworks, D.C.’s only emergency center for young people, has helped countless children and teens better their lives by providing them safety, security and most of all, love. GW honored her lifelong, personal outreach to Washington’s endangered […]

Letters to the Editor

Shameful decision I’m writing in reference to the Feb. 1 article “Mount Vernon’s Pelham Hall to house men,” (p. 1) on behalf of my friends who live there. I can understand the administration’s desire to create rooms for men on the Mount Vernon campus simply because of the lack of housing (which could be remedied […]

News Briefs

CIRC upgrades to faster servers for e-mail As the Computer Information and Resource Center prepares for the next upgrade of the GWIS2 computer system, administrators are looking for ways to prevent a repeat of last week’s glitches. “We will try to do it this weekend, however this time it will not require much system downtime,” […]

Guess the tuition increase

Guess the tuition increase Next week, the University will announce what it bills as the lowest tuition increase in more than a decade. Can you guess how much the increase will be? The winner receives all the fame and glory that comes with being recognized on these pages. Drop off entries at The GW Hatchet […]

Local students shadow GW staff

GW administrators played host to 30 area middle school students as part of National Groundhog Job Shadow Day Tuesday. Since 1996, Groundhog Job Shadow Day has grown to a nationwide program that gives students the chance to “shadow” a professional by spending a day with them in the workplace. Seventh-grade students from Oxon Hill Middle […]

Watercolor paintings reveal region’s link with surroundings

On a wall bordering the entrance to Robert Powell’s exhibit at the Sackler Gallery hangs an eight-foot photograph of a stretch of the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal. Snow-battered, barren and erupting dramatically into the sky, the enormous mountains dwarf the spot-sized dwellings. On the other side of the wall, Powell’s watercolor paintings zoom in on […]

The conundrums of cohabitation

It is unfortunate that The Hatchet’s Jan. 28 editorial “Staying separate,” (p. 4), retains a close-minded and unhelpful attitude toward freshmen Clark Harding and Kathy Rooney and their fight to room together next year. The editorial said that perhaps the students “should choose their battles,” implying that the two freshmen would not win their case […]

Lots of money, but little accountability

The Jan. 28 issue of The GW Hatchet reported the Program Board lost almost $45,000 on its attempt last semester to provide campus-wide programming by hosting a concert at the Smith Center featuring Blues Traveler (“PB scales down programs after $45,000 concert loss,” p. 1). The Program Board is the most elaborate and extravagant student-run […]

The Nuremberg Files – Staff editorial

A federal jury in Portland, Ore., ordered a group of antiabortion activists Tuesday to pay more than $107 million to Planned Parenthood and several doctors. The reason? The activists created Old West-style “wanted” posters and a Web site that lists the names, addresses and license plate numbers of abortion providers. In winning the suit, the […]

Forgoing the deposit – Staff editorial

If U.S. News & World Report had a top 50 ranking for universities that take good ideas and turn them into bad decisions, GW would find itself near the top of the list. Back in November, GW decided to scrap the policy that had allowed financially strapped students to waive the $300 housing deposit. Students […]