November 16, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 29

Stories from the November 16, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff Editorial: Residence hall roulette

The Residence Hall Association is considering a housing lottery proposal that gives rising sophomores several room options and meets the needs of next year’s juniors and seniors. The proposed system is a good one considering how overcrowded the University has become. But greater flaws exist within the residence hall system beyond the issue of how […]

FBA appeals to halt hospital construction

Representative from the Foggy Bottom Association and GW presented opposing arguments to the D.C. Court of Appeals in Foggy Bottom Association vs. D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment Wednesday. The resident group is appealing the BZA’s decision to allow the construction of a new GW hospital at 900 23rd St. GW is an interested party in […]

Letter: Liberal U?

I read with amusement The Hatchet’s presidential poll results published Nov. 6 on page 6. The survey found that an overwhelming 71 percent of GW students support Al Gore while 15 percent support Bush and 10 percent support Nader. In the national election, Gore and Bush each received about 48 percent of the vote while […]

Students cope without e-mail

Students said they realized how much they rely on technology for communication after water flooded the Academic Center last Friday, causing an e-mail shutdown that lasted throughout the weekend. We’re dependent on e-mail, said junior Jenny Cardona. It is the easiest way to contact professors. That is why a lot of students were affected by […]

Letter: Uniting residents

Thank you to all of the GW community members and neighborhood residents who have been supportive of my candidacy for the Advisory Neighborhood Commission. It is an honor to have been elected, and I look forward to serving our community. I established many positive working relationships with current and former members of the ANC, and […]

Electrical fire causes evacuation

A small electrical fire in the basement of the H.B. Burns Memorial Building caused an evacuation of the building late Wednesday morning, said Dolores Stafford, director of University Police Department. No one was injured and the cause of the fire has not yet been determined, she said. The building is part of the GW Medical […]

Youth vote squandered in election

We still don’t know who will be the next president of the United States. The White House hinges on the state of Florida. It’s our fault. For the first time, our generation had the opportunity to choose our own future. Our parents’ generation sold us out from 1980-1992. The legacy of Ronald Reagan is a […]

WEB ONLY: Conference displays cultures at Hippodrome

Student groups joined efforts to promote a mix of cultures at the Multicultural Intercollegiate Career Conference last weekend. The three-day event, which began Friday, drew an estimated 250 students from a wide assortment of ethnic backgrounds, organizers said. The weekend festivities sponsored by the Multicultural Intercollegiate Organization, a GW student group that promotes multiculturalism and […]

RHA proposes lottery changes

A new Residence Hall Association proposal recommends that GW change its housing lottery to allow rising sophomores to pick their on-campus housing first. The RHA will vote on the proposal after it receives student input. The proposal, drafted by freshman Steve Sobel and junior Rosalyn Metz, recommends that GW reserve upperclassman residence halls for junior […]

Election depends on honesty

At about 10 p.m. on election night, when Florida was taken out of the Gore fold and returned to the netherworld of the too close to call states, my heart sank. Being Irish-Catholic and a Democrat, a cocktail which often generates a potent sense of pessimism, I knew it was over. Still, I suffered in […]