September 13, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 12

Stories from the September 13, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Red tape not a laughing matter

In a Hatchet editorial in last Tuesday’s issue, entitled “Prank Rankings,” The GW Hatchet criticized GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg for saying GW should be the top-ranked school for long lines and red tape in the Princeton Review guidebook, The Best 331 Colleges. I fully understood that Trachtenberg intended the remark as a joke. The […]

Fight for healthier food

The letter “J” used to be associated with pleasant things, such as jelly beans, Jell-O, and Juicy Fruit. Now it conjures more sinister images such as junk food and J Street. Don’t get me wrong, I have not always had this issue with the letter J. As a matter of fact, as recently as three […]

Pedestrian predicament — staff editorial

Pedestrian safety concerns became magnified for residents at the Hall on Virginia Avenue when a student was clipped by a car’s side mirror while crossing Rock Creek Parkway last week. The Community Living and Learning Center responded quickly and effectively with an information campaign led by HOVA community facilitators and directors. Virginia Avenue and the […]

Modernized WRGW — staff editorial

GW’s radio station, WRGW, recently moved into a new facility it needed to become a recognized presence on campus. Many national universities have college radio stations, and if WRGW takes advantage of its technological improvements, GW will gain another outlet for student expression with the radio station. WRGW’s new state-of-the-art studio is located on the […]

GW is winless at Wofford

While the women’s soccer team idled over the weekend with an 0-5 record, the men’s soccer team added to GW’s futility, losing two at the Mary Black/Wofford College Fall Classic in Spartanburg, S.C., to give GW a combined soccer record of 1-7-1. Wofford 2, GW 0Sunday, Sept. 12 GW was 18 seconds away from a […]

Correction

The women’s soccer photo and caption in The GW Hatchet sports section Thursday, Sept. 9, incorrectly implied that sophomore Erin Coppedge played in the Colonial women’s loss to George Mason.

HOVA accident prompts campus safety concerns, traffic awareness

Officials from the Hall on Virginia Avenue and the Community Living and Learning Center are taking a closer look at student traffic safety after a HOVA resident was hit by a car on Rock Creek Parkway last week. Freshman Eric Liberman was traveling along the shoulder of the parkway at about 10 p.m. Sept. 7 […]

Men’s water polo raises record

In three matches Saturday at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., the Colonials took two and dropped one to raise their record to 3-4. The Colonials, coached by Scott Reed, knocked off Washington & Jefferson College 19-7, lost to Princeton University 18-9 and then recovered in the evening to top Johns Hopkins University 8-6. […]

Students lend helping hands

GW AmeriCorps volunteers lived up to the organization’s motto, “Getting things done,” as they delivered free groceries to elderly residents of the Shaw community Saturday. The volunteer project is a bimonthly service run through the GW chapter of AmeriCorps, a hands-on community service organization started by President Clinton in 1993. Kris Petumenos, AmeriCorps member and […]

Scholarship scam

College students and their parents are feeling the sting of scholarship scams more often. As the cost of attending a college or university rises, students and their parents are turning to alternative funding sources to pay for their education. But with an explosion of alternatives come scams and fraud, financial aid experts said. According to […]