January 31, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 38

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

Hitting the right notes

Entering the student cheering section of a GW basketball game, fans are greeted by the blue shirts and shining brass of the pep band. Faces painted or instruments moving with the music, the 60-member squad exudes an enthusiasm that explodes as the first strains of the GW Fight Song resound through the Smith Center. Before […]

University changes student housing options on campus

The Community Living and Learning Center announced plans to remove housekeeping from traditionally upperclassman halls in a letter sent to residents at the end of last week. Housekeeping will be discontinued in New Hall, JBKO, Munson, the Dakota, Riverside Towers, Fulbright, Guthridge, the Aston and Francis Scott Key. The Schenley at 2121 H St. and […]

D.C. Diary: Fate of the Union

January 27, 2000The Hippodrome 9 p.m. Free hot wings and Coke didn’t quite do it for the 100-or-so College Democrats who showed up to watch the State of the Union Address Thursday. But when a life-sized cardboard cutout of President Clinton behind a podium was wheeled into the room and the real, human president (on […]

Ceremony honors three GW students with MLK award

Three students who have exemplified the qualities of Dr. King were presented with public service awards in the Dorothy Marvin Betts Theatre Thursday. The winners of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award – seniors Barak Epstein, Ritu Kaur Singh and Eduardo Lara – were chosen from a pool of nine applicants for their […]

Jon Stewart takes center stage at GW

You know his name but more likely you know his face. It’s quite recognizable. But then again, so is the name Jon Stewart. Stewart will take the all-be-it impromptu stage Thursday, Feb. 3, in GW’s Smith Center. Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster for $8. In January 1999, Stewart replaced Craig Kilborn (who now fills […]

GW students are `keeping the faith alive’ on campus

GW students said they have overcome many obstacles around campus to adhere to religious doctrines they practiced before arriving at college. But some students said the temptations of college life have set them off the path of consistent and devoted practice of their faith. College is a time of exploration, said Ilan Habber, the rabbinic […]

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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 […]