February 16, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 48

Stories from the February 16, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Trustees pass 4.6% tuition increase

University trustees passed the lowest tuition increase returning undergraduates have seen in 11 years when they voted on the administration’s proposed budget Friday. The 4.6 percent increase for continuing undergraduates is 0.1 percent lower than last year’s increase and almost 2.5 percent lower than the 6.9 percent increase that raised student ire two years ago. […]

GW splits A-10 games in Ohio

The GW women’s basketball team could not follow last weekend’s sweep against Xavier and Dayton at the Smith Center as the Colonial women split two road games. In a quirk in the schedule, GW traveled to play the same Xavier and Dayton teams it soundly defeated just one week ago. Although GW handled Dayton again, […]

GW breaks ground for fitness center

University trustees, students and community members ceremonially broke ground for GW’s health and wellness center Friday, kicking off a construction project scheduled for completion by November 2000. The groundbreaking marked the end of the University’s uphill battle with area residents to build the new facility at the corner of 23rd and G streets. “This new […]

Busta Rhymes’ album rehashes old themes

Tired of hearing about the millennium? Too bad. Busta Rhymes’ third solo album, Extinction Level Event (Elektra), provides another surmise about the year 2000, as if audiences didn’t get the apocalyptic warnings of his other platinum solo albums, The Coming and When Disaster Strikes. By continually pumping out albums with redundant themes, Busta Rhymes seemingly […]

Off-campus housing site gets poor marks

GW’s off-campus housing Web site, established two years ago to replace the office that maintained listings, has failed to meet student expectations, Student Association representatives said. The new service was initiated by Student and Academic Support Services Communication and Technology as a cost-effective way to provide off-campus housing information. But the Web site, at www.och.gwu.edu, […]

Phair and Morissette prove the power of female rockers

When strong, outspoken women hit the music scene, they were labeled as angry and bitter. Most listeners expected female singers to croon about the wonders of love and the sadness of loss with a sweet little voice. But then female rockers hit such as Liz Phair and Alanis Morissette hit the scene. They were talented, […]

ACLU to review cohabitation case

The American Civil Liberties Union will review Thursday the case of two GW freshmen who are battling the University’s single-sex room policy. Crawford Hall residents Clark Harding and Kathy Rooney said they lobbied Senior Assistant Dean of Students Mike Walker for a policy change at a Feb. 2 meeting. Rooney said Walker told her if […]

In the 1960s, cohabitation made Hatchet headlines

It’s been said that history repeats itself, and at GW, that seems to be the case. Freshmen Clark Harding and Kathy Rooney sparked both criticism and support last month when they asked to live together in University housing, even bringing in the American Civil Liberties Union for help in their fight. The issue of coed […]

Group launches student lecture series

The Korean American Student Association and the Elliott School of International Affairs have teamed up this semester to create a new student lecture series. Sophomore KASA member Casey Reivich said the group began the series to highlight the academic interests and pursuits of students. “The University has thoughtful, insightful, interesting students and we want to […]

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