August 23, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 6

Stories from the August 23, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

News Briefs

Student groups apply for allocations All student groups who intend to apply for funding from the Student Association for the first semester must have forms in by Monday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. Forms are available on the fourth floor of the Marvin Center in the SA office and are also available online at […]

GW falls into second tier

GW fell out of the top 50 universities, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings, which appears on newsstands Monday. Each year U.S. News ranks universities to determine which universities or colleges are offering students the most for their money. Last year GW came in at number 50, but this year […]

Trachtenberg asks for input from SA on Commencement

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg requested the Student Association pass a resolution to express its opinion about keeping graduation on the Ellipse. Trachtenberg said he asked for the resolution because he wanted assurance students still want graduation on the Ellipse. He said he did not write the memo because he wants to see Commencement move […]

University receives major facelift during busy summer months

More than 1,200 new people came to GW this summer. Though not students or faculty members, these men and women have played an integral role in the progress of the University and have created significant change on GW’s campus. These new faces are the hundreds of architects, contractors and construction workers who dramatically revamped the […]

GTAs demand union representation at GW

Chanting “Trachtenberg, rich and rude, we don’t like your attitude,” the Graduate Teaching Assistant Adjunct Alliance and United Auto Workers rallied at Professors’ Gate demanding union representation at GW. Before the rally began, members of the group, who now affiliate with UAW, spoke with a production crew from CNN. Sharon Hanscom, a part-time English instructor, […]

Women’s studies department offers graduate certificate

GW broke new ground in 1972 when it started the first graduate program in women’s studies. Now, 27 years later, the department will offer a graduate certificate for students who already are enrolled in doctoral degree programs and non-degree students who have at least a bachelor’s degree, Cynthia Deitch, assistant director of the women’s studies […]

GW bids farewell to Ronald W. Howard

Ronald W. Howard, 65, a resident of Arlington, Va. and a long-time administrator at GW, died of cancer Aug. 19, at the Hospice of Northern Virginia. For more than 35 years, Howard touched the lives of thousands of GW students, faculty and colleagues. In tribute to his concern and care for students, friends of Howard […]

Legislation offers students tax break

(U-WIRE) STANFORD, Calif. – Congress passed a $792 billion tax cut on Aug. 5, the largest tax cut in 18 years, which may have a significant impact on college students. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, if passed, the bill would offer tax breaks to students amounting to $7.2 billion over the next 10 […]

Forging Ahead — staff editorial

In a drama that has played out many times in the past, Foggy Bottom residents and GW are at odds about expansion. The proposed sight for a new, 371-bed hospital on the parking lot between the Foggy Bottom Metro, New Hampshire Avenue and 23rd Street is at the center of the dispute. Complaints from the […]

GW will begin building new hospital in fall

GW received final approval to build a new hospital this month, ending a tumultuous battle that started February 1998. But some residents say the war is far from over. The D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment gave its approval Aug. 6, but outlined a list of conditions the hospital must follow. Restrictions on the hospital include […]