August 26, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 7

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

GW installs sophomore CF training program

The Community Living and Learning Center launched a pilot program this fall designed to train sophomores as community facilitators in GW residence halls. Assistant Dean of Students Mark Levine said CLLC needed to expand its pool of CF applicants because housing options increased on campus when the University turned the former Premier Hotel into the […]

Sigma Alpha Epsilon seeks improved community ties

The new plan for the off-campus fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon is to “demonstrate that we are not the nuisance everyone thinks we are,” President Jared Reiss said. A year ago, Sigma Alpha Epsilon members found themselves reading a letter from the University threatening legal action if fraternity brothers did not curb their behavior. Administrators sent […]

Some travel agencies con students, elderly

The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on fraudulent trips marketed to, among others, college students. FTC spokesman Mitch Katz said 21 federal, state and local governments filed suit against 25 companies in the FTC’s Operation Trip-Trap. Katz said these companies market their trips to students, and he said the fraudulent trips are not limited […]

GW takes a closer look at financial aidfor upperclassmen

Some continuing students, like sophomore Melissa Serocki, said they got a raw deal in their financial aid package returning for their second year at GW. Serocki said when she first entered GW as a freshman she was happy with her financial aid package: $15,000 in grants, $2,100 in work study and about three different loan […]

Advice for travelers:

– Be wary of great deals and super-low priced offers – Say no to high pressure offers – Ask for details, details and more details. What does the price cover? What doesn’t it cover? What about additional charges? – Get the names of hotels, airports, airlines and restaurants. – Ask about cancellation policies and refunds. […]

GTAAA rally sends the wrong message to students

This weekend incoming students were treated to a mild display of dereliction. In an exhibition of insurrection, George Washington’s teaching assistants held a rally on campus focused on bringing their case to students. Teaching assistants at The George Washington University are unhappy with their current contract with the University. The teaching assistants might have a […]

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 […]