February 4, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 45

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

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 […]