August 26, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 7

Stories from the August 26, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

SJT inaugurates freshmen to life at the University

Leaders of the GW community tried to put freshmen more at ease at the University’s George Washington’s Welcome Sunday, a part of Welcome Week festivities. Mandatory for all freshmen, students reported to the ground floors of their respective residence halls and walked to a packed Lisner Auditorium. Student Association President Phil Meisner introduced GW President […]

Sports Briefs

GW ranked 22nd in U.S. News U.S. News & World Report ranked GW 22nd in average athletic reward. College of the Holy Cross was number one with an average athletic award of $29,167. According to U.S. News, GW averages $18,200. “You’ve got to understand: one, we give a lot of aid,” said GW Athletic Director […]

Mount Vernon women maintain traditions despite transitions

Mount Vernon College used to sit tucked away peacefully in the northwest corner of the District since its founding more than 120 years ago. But since GW took control of the college in October 1996 some of that tranquillity has been lost and a busier, more dynamic campus rose up in its place. This summer […]

A little bit Gore, a little bit Quayle: Welcome to GW

August 24, 1999Marvin Center Ballroom9:30 p.m. An hour into Activism Night at GW, Rachel Miller enters the ballroom, in search of two things – opportunities and stickers. “We are in D.C., it’s the best place to get involved,” the freshman from Columbus, Ohio, says enthusiastically as she scopes out the auditorium. “You get to work […]

RHA gives students at Mount Vernon a say

Students living on the Mount Vernon campus will have five votes this year on RHA matters, RHA President Alan Elias said Tuesday. Gearing up for another year of programming and advocating on behalf of on-campus GW students, Elias said he is excited about having Mount Vernon as part of RHA. “They can be a part […]

Unhealthy choices — staff editorial

Opportunities to eat a healthy meal at GW’s dining facilities seem to be getting more scarce each year. The opening of Taco Bell and Chick-Fil-A franchises at J Street, added to Burger King’s arrival last year, have crowded out more nourishing options. The fast-food portions are smaller and usually are loaded with fat, cholesterol and […]

`Stellar sophomores’ — staff editorial

GW’s rapid expansion is causing problems again. For the first time, sophomores will become community facilitators. The acquisition of the Premier Hotel, now dubbed the Hall on Virginia Avenue, left a dearth of CFs, making it necessary to expand the CF position to sophomores. Should sophomores be in charge of other sophomores, which is the […]

Parents need to know what tuition dollars at GW really buy

I am writing about the status of part-time faculty at GW, having just attended the GTAAA rally for higher pay. Many families may not be aware that their tuition dollars are not going toward enhanced teaching at GW, but instead into unspecified infrastructure and bureaucratic advancement. Let me explain: I hold a doctorate (with distinction) […]

U.S. News rankings miss the point

This week GW fell out of the top 50 in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. I wonder if the people who determine the rankings have visited our school in the last few years. When I was a freshman in 1996, the school was ranked 46th. At that time, there was no Ethernet or […]

“Where would we go?”

The Big East Conference announced Tuesday it would add Virginia Tech as a full member starting in the 2001-2002 season. In response, GW Athletic Director Jack Kvancz said Wednesday that move would have no effect on GW’s conference status, and, if he had his way, the Atlantic 10 would remain an 11-team conference for basketball. […]