November 16, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 29

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

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 […]

Residents predict plan rejection

Members of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission and the Foggy Bottom community say GW’s campus plan will not pass in its current form when it comes to vote in December. GW will not compromise, said ANC Secretary Richard Sheehey, a 1995 graduate of GW. GW is probably going to lose. The D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment […]

Forum: Work world gives less time, more money

There comes a point in every student’s life when he or she must decide to stop being a student. For some, this decision to step into the real world is easy, while others find it an incredible leap. Why are there differences? What are the virtues of leaving student life to become an independent adult? […]

Staff Editorial: Appeal to absurdity

The D.C. Court of Appeals heard an appeal of the Board of Zoning Adjustment’s decision to allow construction of the new GW Hospital Wednesday. The Foggy Bottom Association filed the appeal even though construction on the new facility is already underway. Considering the foundation for the hospital is already in place, the FBA’s appeal appears […]

WEB-ONLY: GW helps Congress use the Web

GW and the Congressional Management Foundation received a $978,000 grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts to conduct the Congress Online Project, a joint two-year study of Congressional Web sites and online communication. The project, which aims to strengthen communications between congressional representatives and their constituents, will focus on the challenges and opportunities of online communications. […]

Forum: Grad schools focus interests, give direction

As this year flies by, I find myself in the classic senior predicament: what am I going to do after graduation? Many seniors would be happy to pursue bachelor degrees in a plethora of majors to delay the reality that they must graduate and enter the real world. Many seniors have great dreams to do […]