January 31, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 38

Stories from the January 31, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

UMass to change admissions policy

GW admissions officials said they have no plans to change their admissions system in an era when other colleges, such as the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, move away from an affirmative action admission policy. With greater numbers of applications flooding admissions offices nationwide, universities have found they need to refine selectivity requirements. Administrators at […]

News Briefs

Cancellation of fee ends fireworks controversy The president of Zambelli Internationale Fireworks said Friday no charges will be incurred for a contract canceled by former Student Association President Phil Meisner and Cat Sadler, current Joint Committee of Faculty and Students co-chair. The termination of the $810 cancellation fee ends a three-month fiasco between members of […]

Clinton proposes tax deduction for tuition

by Matt BergerU-WIRE Washington Bureau President Clinton will ask the U.S. Congress to make college tuition tax deductible as part of his 2001 budget proposal. The president’s announcement came shortly before his final State of the Union Address Thursday. The proposal calls for $30 billion to be invested in the College Opportunity Tax Cut, which […]

Internet dominates the lives of many students

More GW students are bringing personal computers to college than ever before, according to a University official. This year, the number of students using their own computers to access the Internet has risen sharply, defying past social rules and creating new ones, said Alexa Kim, who assists in the management of RESNET. The impact of […]

Here’s how you can be a columnist

I’ve been sick for a week. I had a sore throat, and I couldn’t swallow or write this column. That was a shame because I think it’s really funny. Anyway, my illness made me realize that I’m not some kind of superman. I can’t just go on making light of the world if there are […]

GW seeks JEC reformation as election approaches

The Joint Elections Committee gained a reputation for being bureaucratic last year, following the unorganized Student Association elections in March 1999. Throughout the course of the election season, most of the JEC resigned their posts, adding to the confusion surrounding the elections. But now the SA is re-examining the JEC charter, trying to repent for […]

Dirty decision — staff editorial

The Community Living and Learning Center announced last week that it plans to cut housekeeping services for upperclassman residence halls – a move that holds several negative implications. Assistant Dean of Students Mark Levine reasoned that removing housekeeping services will teach students responsibility. While that may be true, cutting housekeeping services does not appear to […]

Correction

The Jan. 20 article Study abroad student killed while traveling should have said that GW has coordinated the South India Term Abroad program for eight years but has participated in the program for 11 years.

Educational legacy — staff editorial

President Bill Clinton announced plans Thursday to make college tuition tax deductible for up to $2,800 a student for families earning up to $120,000. Along with increased funding to the Pell grant fund, the work-study program and the creation of the Lifetime Learning tax credit in 1997; Clinton has secured his legacy as a true […]

Fire drills are a life-and-death matter

(U-WIRE) ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – Dear God: It’s me again. I normally don’t have huge concerns or problems worrying about death, but a recent event has got me worried. I just turned 20, and I’m not ready to die. But something happened at the end of last semester that has me fearing for my life. […]