August 26, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 7

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

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. […]

GW sophomore keepshis golf game sharp with summer tourneys

Sophomore golfer Thomas Blankvoort’s close tournament calls during the summer provides the GW men’s golf team with strong promise for the upcoming season. Blankvoort shot a 6-over-par 149 (72-77), and missed the round of 32 by only one stroke at the invite-only 1999 North-South Amateur Tournament held Aug. 9-12 in Pinehurst, N.C. “It’s a putt […]

Upcoming games

MS-men’s soccerWS-women’s soccer Thursday:no games scheduled Friday:no games scheduled Saturday:no games scheduled Sunday:MS Alumni Game, 10:30 a.m.WS vs. Maryland -1 p.m.

Campus Culture

GW students constantly hear how fortunate they are to be going to school in Washington D.C. There’s politics. There’s internships. Then there’s more politics. But students living in the District are blessed in yet another way. There’s also the arts. With The Kennedy Center literally in GW’s backyard, the National and Warner theaters a Metro […]

GW aids quake victims

GW’s Turkish Student Association led efforts to raise money and help students cope with the loss of family and friends in the wake of last week’s earthquake in Turkey. The earthquake, registering a magnitude of 7.4 and centered in the northwestern city of Golguk, in the region of Marmara, struck close to home for many […]