February 11, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 47

Stories from the February 11, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Privatization is the only way to save Social Security

There is much talk about reforming Social Security. As college students, we should be scared. We face the prospect of paying taxes far in excess of current levels into a system that may not exist when we retire. While that does not have to be the case, Clinton’s proposal in the State of the Union […]

Wanted: A new set of leaders

Throughout my three and a half years at GW, I have read too many Hatchet articles about widely unpopular administration actions. Just recently I read about the tremendous anger stemming from the Community Living and Learning Center’s decision to change its fee waiver policy so students requiring financial aid pay the $300 housing deposit up […]

Hatchet editorial was a ‘crying shame’

As the paper of record for the University, The GW Hatchet’s Feb. 8 editorial “Crying Wolf” was a crying shame. Tuition will go up. As an organizer of the rally, I acknowledge and accept that. If the point of the rally was to prevent a tuition increase, The Hatchet is correct that it would have […]

GW let down Elliott School students

It was nearly four years ago that I arrived at GW, fresh from the wilds of Fargo, N.D. Eager for adventure and full of passion, I landed on campus and in our nation’s capital with a naive quest to save the world. I had never visited GW until I arrived here before the start of […]

High school hoops – Staff editorial

Fans packed the Smith Center Wednesday night to see a great game of basketball. No, neither GW basketball team played. Two of the best local boys’ high school teams, Good Counsel and DeMatha, squared off on GW’s home court for the second time in two months. It was a win-win situation. The game was a […]

Be careful out there – Staff editorial

The attempted sexual assault of a resident of the Potomac Park apartment building is a vivid reminder that rape and sexual assault occurs far too regularly. The media attention this incident generated should not lull people into a false sense of security. Just because this incident was one of the few such incidents reported near […]

D.C. police search for alleged attacker

Metropolitan Police officers are searching for a maintenance worker accused of attempting to sexually assault a GW student Monday night in an off-campus apartment building. The man forced his way into a female student’s Potomac Park apartment at 510 21st St. around 6:20 p.m. Monday after he told her he was there to make a […]

The Atlantic 12, and other teams that you thought sucked – but don’t

No, this column won’t try to explain why a 12-team conference calls itself the Atlantic 10. Or even why it calls itself Atlantic. You don’t think Dayton sometimes wonders what it’s doing in a conference named after an ocean? Maybe it just stayed with the Atlantic 10 because of the conference’s rich tradition. But wait. […]

SA members rally against proposed tuition hike

Some members of the Student Association rallied against this year’s proposed tuition increase, but the Monday event failed to attract much student interest. SA Executive Vice President Jesse Strauss and senior Adam Segal did most of the talking during the 45-minute rally on the Marvin Center’s H Street Terrace, protesting that GW’s $22,625 tuition is […]

Upcoming games

G–gymnasticsMBB–men’s basketballWT–men’s tennis WBB–women’s basketballWT–women’s tennis *McLean, Va. **on ESPN2 Thursday: No games scheduled Friday: B at UNC-Greensboro-1 p.m.MT at Princeton-2 p.m.G at N.C. St. Invit.-7 p.m.MBB vs. St. Joe’s-7:30 p.m.WBB at Dayton-7 p.m. Saturday: B at UNC-Greensboro-1 p.m.MT vs. Howard-6 p.m.*WT at Penn-1 p.m. Sunday: B at UNC-Greensboro-1 p.m.MT at VCU 4 + 1 […]