September 7, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 10

Stories from the September 7, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Chaos due to poor planning, weak SA

It’s no secret that GW is a bit crowded this year. It’s also no secret as to why: increased enrollment, all in the name of what increasingly seems to be more important to our administration – lots and lots of money. At the close of the first week of classes, students are already fretting about […]

`Youthful indiscretions’ a good thing?

George W. Bush Jr. did all the students at GW a favor – or did he? Whether you are going to vote for him or not, George Bush solidified your right to youthful indiscretion. Bush’s answer to the infamous “cocaine question,” gave people roughly between the ages of 14 and 28 the ability to lapse […]

Piano lessons — staff editorial

What do you get when you add 550 students and 300 undergraduate classes to the current University population without adding any new classrooms? Yes, you’re right: overcrowding. For GW, this oversight means classes must be held in non-traditional locations, such as the Thurston Hall piano lounge and the School Without Walls. By now the theme […]

Prank rankings? — staff editorial

You can call unscientific rankings like those in the Princeton Review guidebook, The Best 331 Colleges many things – but if you are a GW student, you would probably call many of them on the money. According to 88 student surveys compiled in the 1998-’99 academic year, GW ranked 12th nationally for “most politically active,” […]

GW schedules freshman classes in Thurston Hall

Freshmen are taking classes in the Thurston Hall piano lounge this semester because of an increased number of classes and initiatives by the Community Living and Learning Center. English 10 sections and freshman advising workshops are among 11 predominantly freshman classes scheduled in the lounge. The decision to hold classes in a residence hall was […]

GW kicks off with win, tie

GW defeated Mount Saint Mary’s College and battled the University of Albany to a draw to finish second in last weekend’s Hoya Soccer Classic at Georgetown University. Monday’s win was GW head coach George Lidster’s 100th career victory. Lidster is the winningest coach in GW history (100-83-27). GW 3, Mt. St. Mary’s 1Mon., Sept. 6 […]

GW parties get low marks

GW students traded in their kegs of beer for internships on Capitol Hill, according to the 2000 edition of the Princeton Review guidebook, The Best 331 Colleges. The latest guidebook, released last week, did not list GW in the top 20 party schools as it did three years ago, but GW did outshine many other […]

GW places third in volleyball tourney

The Colonial women finished in third place at the 14th Annual University Park Holiday Inn Classic, a four-team tournament held this weekend in Fort Collins, Colo. The Colonial women (2-2) dropped two tough matches against nationally ranked teams Friday and Saturday, but GW was able to battle back Sunday and prevail in a five-game match […]

Survey says.

GW students may not party hearty, but the Princeton Review says students feel this way about GW… – students love D.C.– political activism is hot– residence halls are like palaces– students don’t get along with local community– there is a high cost of living– GW has an unattractive campus– ethnic diversity on campus– lots of […]

Women’s soccer falls to 0-4

A year after opening 0-6, the Colonial women are off to another slow start under second-year head coach Michele Rodriguez-Smith. After dropping two games at the 1999 Cal Invitational in Livermore, Calif., GW now stands winless four games into the season. The Colonial women, who have been outscored 11-1 this season, will look for a […]