February 11, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 47

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

Changes to hospital plans rile residents

Several Foggy Bottom residents are angry about changes in hospital construction plans that the city’s Department of Public Works submitted this week. Members of the Foggy Bottom Association called the DPW report a “turnaround” from earlier testimonies, which they said were more sympathetic to their concerns. “We are terribly disappointed at DPW’s 180-degree turnaround,” Foggy […]

GW recruit Chris Monroe takes a shot (photo)

GW men’s basketball recruit and Good Counsel High School senior Chris Monroe (l.) misses a runner in the first half of a 72-58 loss to DeMatha High School Wednesday night in the Smith Center. His return to the Smith Center was as sour as his first game there was sweet. Good Counsel beat DeMatha at […]

GW may raise tuition 4.6%

GW’s Board of Trustees will vote Friday on a University proposal to increase tuition and fees 4.6 percent for returning undergraduates. If the Board approves the University’s recommended increase for fiscal year 2000, it will be the lowest tuition increase in 11 years. Administrators shared their proposed budget with student leaders at a meeting Wednesday, […]

Six new alumni join the ranks of GW’s all-time athletic elite

Making it into any hall of fame is an accomplishment few people ever have the chance to brag about. This year, GW’s athletic department inducted six new members to its elite group from a wide range of sports and classes. The oldest inductee is Larry “Tex” Silverman, a basketball player from the class of 1953. […]

Apartments examine security after attack

The attempted sexual assault of a student resident of the Potomac Park apartment building has revived concerns about security in off-campus buildings. Several buildings have augmented their security, while others have determined their current procedures are sufficient. Staff at The Statesman, 2020 F St., require tenants to notify the person stationed at the front desk […]

1968: The year civil rights hit Greek-letter life

Entrenched in a climate of rampant racism and daily fear, half a dozen African-American students at Cornell University in 1906 decided it was time to take a bold step. Together they founded a brotherhood called Alpha Phi Alpha, successfully establishing the nation’s first black fraternity on a college campus. Twelve men created the fraternity, but […]

University on sidelines of sweatshop protest

College students at major universities nationwide continue to protest the use of sweatshops to manufacture collegiate clothing, but GW has stayed out of the controversy. The anti-sweatshop campaign gained national attention when Duke University’s Students Against Sweatshops rallied to require licensees to enact more stringent codes of conduct regarding substandard working conditions and public disclosure […]

Valentine’s Day offers couples a reason to celebrate romance

Shelves are stocked with flowers and chocolate, shop windows display festive explosions of hearts and balloons and even TV Guide is advertising specials lined up for Feb. 14. The red carpet has been rolled out for Valentine’s Day. For its ardent observers, Valentine’s Day provokes both childish giddiness and a certain degree of preparation anxiety. […]

News Briefs

GW employee assaults co-workerA GW food service employee is under Metropolitan Police investigation after assaulting a co-worker at J Street Feb. 2. One female struck the other in the forehead during an argument over borrowed money, according to a University Police Department report. The injured female checked into GW Hospital after a second assault from […]

V-Day presents opportunity to dabble in aphrodisiacs

Remember elementary school? Life was simple. Valentine’s Day meant making hearts out of construction paper and giving one to every single person in the class. No one was excluded – even the boy who ate glue got a Valentines. Oh, how times have changed. Welcome to college. Even in high school it was simpler. Options […]