February 24, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 45

Stories from the February 24, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Cartoon’s mislaid message

I believe that The Hatchet’s political cartoon (Feb. 22, p. 4) misrepresented the 4.5 percent tuition increase for next year. The tuition increase is actually a reasonable and moderate increase. This year, the University increased continuing undergraduate tuition by 4.6 percent, making next year’s difference a decrease of a tenth of a percent. In addition, […]

Preacher brings his dogma to GW amid controversy

About 100 GW students gathered in front of J Street to witness a spectacle that could become a regular occurrence on campus, University of Pennsylvania students said. Brother Steven, a self-proclaimed born-again Christian, clutched a Bible and preached that college students who drink, smoke marijuana or sleep more than 10 hours a night are all […]

Low show — staff editorial

The only thing more disturbing than the Fox special, Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire?, is the fact that nearly 23 million viewers tuned in to watch the show. Even for Fox – a network that has gained a reputation for appealing to the carnal, darker side of society – the two-hour special, a take-off […]

Candidate Profile: Jeff Marootian

Name: Jeff Marootian Hometown: Wayne, N.J. Major: Human ServicesYear: JuniorCredentials: Student Association vice president for Community Affairs, Colonial Inauguration co-coordinator, community service director of GW College Democrats, Faculty Senate Committee for Urban Affairs, HIV/AIDS Peer Educators, Residence Hall Association, JBKO Hall Council, Thurston Hall CouncilWeb site: http://gwu.edu/~jeffm Jeff Marootian jokes that nearly every position he’s […]

Internet campaigning: Surfing the Web to find SA candidate platforms

Candidates for Student Association president and executive vice president are using the Internet to propel their campaigns and inform their constituencies. Most of the sites contain information about the candidates, platforms, election information and links to other candidates’ sites. Non-graduating senior David Burt, who is running for SA president, has included a message board where […]

Quote of the Week

Sophomore Alyssa Mastroianni described the impromtu speech given by Brother Steven, a self-proclaimed born-again Christian, Wednesday afternoon in front of the Marvin Center. He was telling us we were all going to hell, where Elvis and Tupac are waiting. He’s ridiculous, but it’s entertaining.

Candidate Profile: Pat McLaughlin

Name: Pat McLaughlin Hometown: Willow Grove, Pa. Major: Exercise Science with a concentration in pre-health studiesYear: JuniorCredentials: Phi Kappa Psi president, men’s crew team varsity captain, Center for Health Services intern, Research and Policy GWU Medical Center. Web site: http://gwu.edu/~abbylest Junior Pat McLaughlin said he wants to make the Student Association accountable, respectable and more […]

GW celebrates George’s birthday in style

GW celebrated George Washington’s birthday in colonial style Tuesday evening. This year’s events, the second annual University celebration of Washington’s birthday, included music, food and tributes to George Washington’s era. The ceremony began in Kogan Plaza with a performance by an eight-member fife and drum corps, followed by remarks by John Douglas Hall, a visitor […]

Web worthy — staff editorial

Several Student Association candidates incorporated Web sites into their campaigns, an excellent medium for candidates to communicate platforms and other essential information to voters. While pleasing to the eye, many of the sites provide a valuable source of information for curious voters. When election day arrives, students can no longer use the excuse that they […]

Candidate Profile: Cathy Resler

Name: Cathy Resler Hometown: Fairfield, OhioMajors: Environmental Studies and Geography, Economics minor Year: JuniorCredentials: Student Association CSAS undergraduate senator, Residence Hall Association, Dining Services Commission, Students for a Free Tibet, International Affairs Society, Munson Hall Council, Security Advisory Board, New Hall Council, legislative assistant to the SA Senate, SA assistant vice president of Undergraduate Policy. […]