August 26, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 7

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

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 […]

The Bar Belle

Originally Published 08/26/99 Bar: The Big Hunt Where: 1345 Connecticut Ave., NW Crowd: twentysomethings with a smattering of those in their thirties Getting in: need an ID to get by the door Prices: the D.C. norm – $3.25 for a Bud or Bud Lite. Plus, a good special Thursdays – $3 pints of Red Hook. […]

The facts: The earthquake in Turkey

– magnitude of 7.4 – 12,500 deaths so far, 33,000 injured – Officials estimate final death toll could reach 40,000 – 42 countries and 38 international organizations have sent aid to Turkey since the earthquake Sources: Red Cross Web site,,

Red, White and You

Plenty of white guys in khakis and Polo shirts shmoozed at the College Republicans’ Welcome Week reception Tuesday night. But almost as many women and a smattering of minority students participated in the kick-off event as well. Almost 250 GW students gobbled chicken wings and mozzarella sticks on the CR’s tab in the crowded party […]

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. […]