November 13, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 28

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

Students debate FAFSA drug question

Students applying for financial aid this year will be denied federal money if they have been convicted of drug crimes. While the drug question added to applications in July has not affected many GW students, some say it is an unfair rule. Question 28 of the 104-question 2000-01 FAFSA asks if the aid applicant has […]

Muslims protest embargo

Students from five D.C.-area universities listened to a Persian Gulf War veteran, sat in silence together and quietly launched a post-card campaign against U.S. sanctions in Iraq during an hour of silence Saturday in Kogan Plaza. Ten organizations, including GW’s Arab Student Association and Muslim Students Associations from Georgetown, American, Howard and George Mason universities, […]

BZA postpones campus plan vote

The D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment postponed its vote on GW’s campus plan to Dec. 12 from the scheduled Nov. 15 vote. The BZA needs more time to review the information because the D.C. Office of Planning submitted information late, said Charles Barber, senior counsel for the University. We welcome the opportunity for the board […]

City doubles rush hour parking fines

Parking fines in sections of Foggy Bottom could double from $50 to $100 in high-traffic areas during rush hour if the D.C. City Council passes an October resolution from Mayor Anthony Williams (D). The new fine program will apply to all of the District’s major streets and about half of the minor and secondary streets, […]

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, […]