June 7, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 3

Stories from the June 7, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Room service — staff editorial

The University recently purchased the Premier Hotel on Virginia Avenue and will turn it into a residence hall because of the unprecedented size of the incoming freshman class. The new hall (not “New Hall”) will house almost 400 freshman students in the fall in an attempt to ensure they will have a place to live […]

Now serving — staff editorial

Mention the words “meal zone” to a returning GW student. Most of them will grimace remembering the days when they had to scramble out of class at 3:15 p.m. to J Street to find out that the lunch meal zone had ended. Or the weeks when they realized Thursday that they had eight meals left […]

Virginia Tech may leave A-10

(U-WIRE) PITTSBURGH – Virginia Tech may join the Big East in all sports as early as next year. The Hokies’ football team has competed in the conference since 1993, but the school’s other varsity teams play in the Atlantic 10. Virginia Tech Athletics Director Jim Weaver said no decision has been declared. “We haven’t gotten […]

Historic hotel becomes residence hall

The University purchased the Premier Hotel on Virginia Avenue and plans to house almost 400 freshman students there starting this fall, said Jan Mitchell Sherrill, associate dean of students for the Community Living and Learning Center. The new residence hall – which will be called the “Hall on Virginia Avenue,”- was bought last week for […]

New hospital plan passes major hurdle

GW won approval for a replacement hospital from the District Board of Zoning Adjustment May 19 against the wishes of local residents. The BZA’s approval eventually will be accompanied this summer by a written order, which will specify conditions for the new hospital. Once the order is received, a date for groundbreaking and a timeline […]

Large freshman class raises concerns

GW administrators are spending the summer preparing to accommodate the largest freshman class in recent years. Not only will they have to offer additional housing, GW officials said they will pay special attention to class sizes. GW’s Office of Academic Affairs will monitor freshman registration during Colonial Inauguration to determine which courses require additional class […]

News Briefs

GW buys Underwriters building The University purchased the Association of Life Underwriters building on the 1900 block of F Street Friday, to use it for office space eventually. A University spokesman confirmed the building had been purchased but said its current occupants will remain there for at least a year to 18 months. When the […]

Letter to the editor

Part-time pay The current state of compensation and benefits of our part-time faculty deserves immediate and serious examination. Re-accreditation teams and internal University self-studies during the past few years have noted the increasing reliance on part-time faculty. These instructors play vital roles at GW. This year, the Student Association has prioritized the treatment of part-time […]

Measuring the success of a University

Folks who visit the GW campus see around them all the signs of success. New buildings are under construction. Our students get better and better. Every room in the student residences is occupied. The place bustles with the comings and goings of important people from Washington and other cities. But some of those measures would […]

Sports Briefs

New assistant soccer coach named Jake Ouimet was named assistant coach of the men’s soccer team, head coach George Lidster announced May 28. Ouimet replaced eight-year assistant John McNamara and will assist Lidster with on-the-field coaching in addition to recruiting. “Jake is keen to begin a college coaching career, and his experience as a very […]