October 26, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 23

Stories from the October 26, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Greek gaffe

As members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, we are writing this letter to inform GW community of our protest of Greek Week, which took place last week, Oct. 18-22. This initiative was intended to create a sense of community and also represent the bond that we as Greek-letter organizations have with one another. It is, […]

District stops GW construction

The University will restart construction on the Elliott School of International Affairs site Thursday after the District shut it down for six days for not having a proper construction permit. The D.C. Consumer and Regulatory Agency posted a Stop Work sign on the site Oct. 19 for working without a permit or permit not posted […]

HMO no-no

I take issue with Dan Moss’ October 19 Forum piece, Record shows Bush backs patients. Mr. Moss claims erroneously that Gov. George W. Bush signed numerous patient protection bills including one to allow patients to appeal denials of care through an independent review process and take HMOs to court. In fact, Bush fought vigorously against […]

Program Board reformats graduate branch

Program Board formed the Graduate Programming Committee in late September to better represent graduate students. The group replaces the Graduate and Professional Student Alliance. The decision was initiated by the Program Board in order to represent the entire graduate student population, said Alicia O’Neil, PB graduate affairs chair. The agreement was written by me and […]

Staff editorial: Security slip

A man followed two female students into Aston Hall early Sunday morning and attempted to rob them in an elevator. While the students escaped unharmed, the incident probably would not have occurred if the University employed effective security measures in the Aston. The most disturbing element is that there was neither a Community Host nor […]

Honors Program prepares for move

GW Honors Program Director David Alan Grier said he is looking for student leadership to help the program’s partial relocation to the Mount Vernon Campus. He met with members of the Honors Program Tuesday night in Lafayette Hall to explain the changes for next year. The University announced last week plans to house 50 current […]

Students escape robbery at Aston Hall

A male suspect attempted to rob two female students in Aston Hall early Sunday morning after following them into the building, a UPD official said. A Community Host was scheduled to sit at the front door when the incident happened, but nobody was there when the man entered. The suspect, described as a 5-foot 6-inch […]

Forum: Bush seen as trustworthy in debates

Through the debates this past month, the American people had the opportunity to listen to the candidates and their platforms. Governor Bush presented a platform in which he trusts the American people; whereas Vice President Al Gore advocated a platform for a larger government that would exert more control in an individual’s life. Governor Bush […]

Students examine campus smoking scene

It brings students together outside of the library, on the steps of the Marvin Center, around the clock in Kogan Plaza and in front of residence halls. It draws students from all different classes, interests and majors together in the rain, sun and snow. This unifying ritual is cigarette smoking. Despite the increased awareness of […]

Smoke fills Munson

Munson Hall residents said a faulty oven caused their building to fill with smoke Wednesday afternoon, leading to an evacuation. But University officials say the fault lies with the two students. Munson resident Jason Pozner said he came home after class at 3:05 p.m., smelled smoke and heard the smoke alarm going off in his […]