March 6, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 48

Stories from the March 6, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Freshmen consider off-campus housing

Rising sophomores said they began researching off-campus housing options last week after finding only 703 spots remained for them on campus, after the upperclassman portion of the housing lottery. Freshman Jessica Stolow said she was weighing whether she would move off campus, even though she and her friends submitted the $300 housing deposit. If I […]

A very special night chez Biggie Joel

Last Wednesday evening while Student Association hopefuls made their last desperate attempts to talk jaded grad students into voting for them, I had the distinct pleasure of being the guest at the palatial home of our esteemed University president, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, and his wife. I will refrain from making disparaging remarks about Mrs. Trachtenberg, […]

News Briefs

Singles auction raises money for scholarships The most sought after bachelors and bachelorettes in the D.C. area were auctioned off during a singles auction in the Hippodrome Friday night. The event, which drew students from five area universities, was sponsored by Latinos for Progress and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Men’s lacrosse team players, […]

GW fails fire drill

On Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. the fire alarm sounded in New Hall. Following University procedures, residents evacuated the building. The fire department arrived in less than two minutes and after about five minutes in the building left the scene because it was a false alarm. Facilities personnel and University Police entered the building presumably […]

Election success story

I would like to thank the University community for its tremendous patience during the election the past week and the marathon counting process Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Certainly, no one on the Election Committee wanted it to take so long to count all the ballots, as we all had nice comfortable beds beckoning us […]

Special seniors — staff editorial

With the GW men’s basketball down Saturday afternoon by some 30 points in a nationally televised game against Atlantic 10 powerhouse Temple University, something truly special transpired. The capacity crowd at the Smith Center implored Coach Tom Penders to play the team’s sparingly used senior walk-ons, Mark Lund and Sam Anyan, with thunderous applause. Realizing […]

Election editorial misses the mark

As a candidate who ran in the student elections last year, I completely disagree with several assertions made in The Hatchet’s Thursday staff editorial JEC Repeat. I cannot believe that anyone would think that the election process was better last year than this. Many people I ran into on the street during the two days […]

Party poopers — staff editorial

Unlike in past years, election night proved anticlimactic as relatively few GW students, or candidates for that matter, burned the midnight oil waiting for the announcement of the election results. Traditionally, the Student Association held a party at J Street the night election results were tallied. This way, students who might not know much about […]

Housing lottery discourages freshmen

Freshmen in Sunday’s residence hall lottery said limited housing options and University disorganization left them disstressed and unsure of their housing future. Other students with top lottery numbers rejoiced about their new rooms in the Dakota, which were reserved mainly for rising sophomores. Lottery numbers for rising sophomores started at 2,000 and went up to […]

Posters contribute to depleted forests

Tim Keating of Rainforest Relief said the single greatest offset of the use of virgin wood fiber (is) the use of wastepaper. It is simply unfortunate that a liberal arts, seemingly progressive University allows the wastefulness that it does. I am not discussing the massive misuse of paper in the computer labs, or even the […]