December 2, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 33

Stories from the December 2, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Student experiences life aboard a U.S. nuclear submarine

GW graduate student Kurtis Cooper said he was constantly terrified of the possibility of a nuclear holocaust while growing up. He said he was glad when the government ranked the cities that would be struck first by a nuclear attack that his hometown was never among them. The week before Thanksgiving, Cooper got the opportunity […]

News Briefs

Crawford Hall has card reader difficulties Crawford Hall residents were locked out of their residence hall Tuesday after Y2K-related maintenance caused troubles with the GWorld card readers, an official said. GWorld Program Manager Michele Neyers said her division performed maintenance services to prepare for potential Y2K glitches the night before the Crawford Hall door got […]

D.C. schools face unrest in student government

GW markets its Something Happens Here slogan, hoping to garner a freshman class rich with aspiring politicians and emerging leaders. That political drive and promotional technique appears to be the hallmark of Washington-area students and schools alike. And local institutions, not limited to GW, savor the fact that students who come here want a piece […]

Y2 late? — staff editorial

After performing Y2K-related maintenance early Tuesday morning, unanticipated glitches caused the doors of Crawford Hall to lock shut that afternoon, leaving Crawford Hall residents literally out in the cold. Other residence halls also experienced technical difficulties. GWorld officials should have been aware of the possible consequences of the maintenance, or they should have been mindful […]

Agency changes rating on GW bonds

GW will have to pay a higher interest rate on its upcoming bond offering after a bond-rating agency raised concerns over the financial security of the University. But because of insurance GW will purchase, the effects of the downgrade will be limited, said Catherine Lynch, associate vice president for Treasury Management. Lynch said the University […]

Dial-in denied

I am very disappointed that GW will no longer be providing dial-in modem access, a very valuable service for many students. For the past two years, I have really enjoyed my direct access to GWIS2 and will be sorry to see it go. Seems to me that the GW computer folks have the same attitude […]

GW updates its systems for Y2K

GW updated all of its systems for Y2K compliancy, said Dan Drageset, Year 2000 Project Manager. Drageset said GW started working early on the possible problems related to the year 2000 computer glitch. We started about two years ago, Drageset said. We really don’t expect anything bad to happen. Drageset said the University is prepared […]

SMPA fees set a bad precedent

As graduate student in the School of Media and Public Affairs, I am writing concerning the recently announced fees for SMPA students as reported in The Hatchet (Nov. 22, p. 1 University to charge SMPA students for new facility). As I understand, I am not directly affected as a graduate student. However, I still feel […]

GW officially opens fifth-floor Hippodrome

The fifth floor of the Marvin Center officially opened Wednesday with the ceremonial bowling of the first frame by Mike Petron, chairman of the Marvin Center Governing Board. Petron’s spare was directly preceded by the first official break on a billiard table by Student and Academic Support Services Vice President Robert Chernak. Though most of […]

Penders rides King and Brown to 500th win in home opener

The GW men’s basketball season already has been predictably unpredictable. After earning Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors after the first two games in the Top of the World Classic, freshman SirValiant Brown dropped in 31 points in GW’s heartbreaking 93-92 loss to the University of Houston in the third-place game Nov. 21. GW […]