August 23, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 6

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

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 […]

More construction? — staff editorial

As sure as summer wanes and classes begin at GW, another University ritual is in full force – construction. To traverse the Foggy Bottom campus without noticing the metamorphosis underway would be nearly impossible. Most visible are projects in the Mid-Campus Quad, renovations at the Hall on Virginia Avenue, and initial excavating at the future […]

Another side of Fraternity life

I love genuine niceness. “But, Matt,” you say, “You’re a newspaper man. Aren’t you supposed to be sarcastic and cynical, not believing anything at face value?” OK, normally you are right. But I have just witnessed something that has changed my view in many ways. I have seen a group of people who spent their […]

Girls on the Verge explores women’s rites of passage

Hallelujah! Someone has finally investigated the initiations in which many young women feel compelled to participate. For years, Americans heard about the rites of passage designed to turn boy into man – little league, fraternities, gangs, strip clubs, etc. But now Vendela Vida explores the trials some women face to become part of a group […]

SJT looks to the future as millennium approaches

The “millennial” academic year we are just beginning promises to be one of the most remarkable in the long history of The George Washington University. We will close out a century with pride and begin a new one moving swiftly toward fulfillment of bold and exciting dreams. These are dreams for the place we call […]

GW puts alcohol laws to use

GW administrators will use federal legislation to contact the parents of students who commit severe alcohol violations, Senior Assistant Dean of Students Mike Walker said. In the wake of creating an official policy about when to notify parents, administrators made one phone call to the parents of an incoming freshman who was hospitalized during Colonial […]

Keeping eye on the pennant races at GW is possible

There is nothing like following your favorite baseball team throughout the warm and relaxing summer season. Most baseball fans were fortunate in there weren’t many rain-outs to deal with this summer. Of course, many of us also barely had any shower water, but baseball season isn’t about which players and fans can stay the cleanest. […]

A new freshman community emerges

The faces of a new freshman class filed into Thurston Hall Saturday – business as usual. Move-in anxiety was high, timid hellos were exchanged, and parents’ tears were visible. But the curiosity of a new section of freshman life was in the air. A community so new to GW that no one knew what to […]