December 2, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 33

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

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 […]

404,014 responsibilities — staff editorial

President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg made $404,014 during 1997-1998, making him the ninth-highest-paid college president in the nation, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Trachtenberg deserves every penny of his salary, but such substantial earnings carry a great deal of responsibility. The University president has an obligation to the students and faculty of GW, as […]

Temple ousts GW

PHILADELPHIA – Temple’s Enkeleida Shkoza pounded 23 kills and Atlantic 10 Player of the year Alma Kovaci added 15 as the Lady Owls ousted GW 3-1 in the semifinal round of the A-10 Tournament at McGonigle Hall. The tournament appearance was the GW women’s volleyball team’s first since the 1995 season. GW’s loss to Temple […]