November 13, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 28

Stories from the November 13, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Former Capitol Hill aide heads Media Relations

GW added two old names and a former Capitol Hill insider to its University Relations office this year to replace former Media Relations Director Barbara Porter and increase GW’s visibility across the nation. New Director of Media Relations Gretchen King and Assistant Director Bob Ludwig will handle Porter’s responsibilities. Porter left the office to work […]

Ruling may help GW unionization

Members of GW’s Graduate Teaching Assistant Adjunct Alliance say they are continuing to work with the United Auto Workers to form a union for GW’s graduate assistants and adjunct faculty, following the National Labor Relations Board Nov. 1 ruling that allowed graduate teaching assistants at New York University to unionize. If there was a union, […]

Student Health awaits vaccines

GW’s Student Health Service Center will not receive influenza vaccines until early December because pharmaceutical companies are unable to manufacture the proper strain for the vaccine, said Dr. Isabel Goldenberg, director of Student Health. Goldenberg said GW should receive the vaccines before the flu season, which is December to March, according to The Seattle Times. […]

Staff Editorial: Rethinking recycling

GW recycled only seven percent of its garbage from July through September. American University recycled 50 percent during the same time, and has done so for almost two years. The statistics speak for themselves: GW must institute measures to improve its recycling program. Recycling starts at the user level. Bins marked for aluminum cans or […]

SA supports GW campus plan

The Student Association Senate unanimously passed a resolution supporting GW’s proposed campus plan Wednesday night. The SA supported GW’s campus plan last spring with reservations and reviewed proposals the University added to the campus plan last summer at the request of administrators. When going in front of the (D.C.) Board of Zoning Adjustment, it looks […]

Staff Editorial: Flooded inbox

A clogged sewage pipe in the Smith Hall of Art Friday morning caused a flood in the basement of the Academic Center, where most of the University’s computing facilities are located. According to administrators, no critical systems – like the routing mechanism for 911 emergency calls – were compromised. But so-called non-critical systems like e-mail, […]

Courses combat boredom

I have only one word of seniorly advice for those GW students busy finalizing their schedules for spring registration: prostitution. Feast your eyes, gentle readers, because I am talking about pornography, stripping and phone sex. As Hans and Franz say, hear me now and believe me later: Fire up your MP3-burdened laptops, connect to GWeb […]

Student group ignores licensing facts

The GW Progressive Student Union posted several fliers inviting individuals to participate in a discussion about GW’s use of sweatshops. While students should engage in activities to abate violations of human, labor and civil rights, I am disappointed to see the PSU using false advertising about GW’s practices to garner attendance at its meetings. As […]

Coppedge hears sounds of victory

There are times in sports when an athlete comes along who defies the odds. Junior Erin Coppedge from the GW women’s soccer team is that kind of athlete. When the team found itself in a four-game losing streak in September, it needed to make a change. Coach Tanya Vogel decided to move Coppedge, a defender, […]