August 26, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 7

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

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 […]

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 […]