August 23, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 6

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

Harvard releases study on diversity in law schools

(U-WIRE) LOS ANGELES – Supporters of affirmative action policies and practices now have one more piece of ammunition in their fight to maintain diversity on college campuses. Two Harvard University professors released the results of their latest study Aug. 4, concluding that college students believe diversity in a student population is beneficial to their educational […]

Beyond books: Professor relations secret to stellar classes

After wrapping up his first class period of every semester, political science Professor Lee Sigelman watches in wonder as a flock of eager young GW students – smiles wide and shirts neatly pressed – make their way to greet him. He always suspects a conspiracy. “It’s like some secret fraternity out there is telling kids […]

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 http://go.to/safinanceAny […]

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 […]