September 20, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 14

Stories from the September 20, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Honoring Professor Cox

Every class Professor David Cox walked into our classroom on the sixth floor of Gelman Library in jeans, a solid-color pocket T-shirt, a worn-in denim jacket and either a can of Diet Coke or Diet Dr. Pepper. He usually sat on the edge of the table in the front of the class and greeted each […]

D.C. Diary: Carnival crowd

A carnival arose Saturday, as if by magic, in the old doctors’ parking lot of the GW Hospital, a skip away from the Foggy Bottom Metro station. It arrived complete with the delicacies of a fading summer: the smoky scent of a sizzling barbecue, the elated squeals of children running free and, of course, sublime […]


I was shocked to find out that the Provisions Market will no longer accept GW meal-plan points to buy cigarettes. As one of the many smokers at GW, I find this decision really upsetting. Yes, I realize smoking is bad for me and that some find it an offensive and unattractive habit. I am not […]


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Liberal bias apparent in Hatchet article

Once again there has been another example of how The Hatchet leans toward a liberal bias. An article (“Students protest controversial CR speaker,” p. 8) in last Thursday’s paper about the College Republicans’ event with Congressman Bob Barr, who had to postpone his speech due to a vote on campaign finance, focused on the protest […]

Floyd’s fury forces HOVA residents to move out

The University notified some Hall on Virginia Avenue residents that they would have to temporarily move out of their rooms because of structural dangers posed by water leaks last week. Many of the 14 freshmen who were forced to leave said they are not happy, and they have no guarantee of when they will be […]

Raindrops on my head — staff editorial

Fourteen freshmen residents of the Hall on Virginia Avenue became first-hand casualties of GW’s hastily planned expansion when they were moved out of their rooms because of structural damage on the seventh and eight floors. Students complained about leaky ceilings three weeks prior to leaving their rooms. The strong rain of Hurricane Floyd exacerbated HOVA’s […]

University clarifies alcohol policy

Student groups must refrain from using funds appropriated by Student Academic and Support Services when purchasing alcohol for events, according to a University memo Sept. 14. The change affects graduate students and undergraduates, which some students said is unfair. Student Bar Association President Nathan Hale Williams said virtually 100 percent of the people in GW […]

Metro madness — staff editorial

College students and other people who depend on public transportation would gain a new travel option with a D.C. Metro Board measure under consideration that would keep the Metro open until 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The author of the bill, Metro Board member Jim Graham, is speaking for those who too often have no […]

Self-governance not a “Bad Plan”

Upon reading The GW Hatchet staff editorial entitled “Bad Plan,” published Sept. 16, I found myself at first infuriated, then just amused. This letter could only have been written by someone who knows enough information about what the Interfraternity Council is, and what we have been attempting to accomplish for quite some time now. Yet […]