January 18, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 36

Stories from the January 18, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW hosts inauguration gala of its own

GW students will celebrate the inauguration of President-elect George W. Bush in style at the third “Unofficial Youth Ball” Saturday. More than 3,000 students will attend the event at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in D.C., according to a University press release. GW’s Inaugural Ball, open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni, will […]

Scheduled Inauguration Events

Thursday, January 18 The Presidential Inaugural Opening Celebration Lincoln Memorial Noon – Gates Open to General Public 1 p.m. – Gates Open to Individuals w/ Tickets 3:30 p.m. – Ceremony Begins. Open to Public – tickets not needed. Cost: free. Amigos de Bush Celebra Un Nuevo Dia Mayflower Hotel Noon-2 p.m. – luncheon Friday, January […]

Staff Editorial: Fee Simple

As the School of Media and Public Affairs building nears completion, students in the department face an additional fee next fall. Officials want to raise SMPA students’ tuition by $1,000. Raising the cost of attendance for students in one school is fundamentally unfair and could damage the school’s future. Administrators insist the money from the […]

District braces for protests

Saturday’s Presidential Inauguration will bring more than 7,000 protesters to D.C., according to estimates by the U.S. Park Service. As President-elect George W. Bush takes his oath of office on the Capitol steps, 14 separate demonstrations will take place at sites throughout D.C., including Dupont Circle and the Supreme Court. “I hope to see tens […]

Staff Editorial: Witnesses to history

Saturday marks one of the seminal moments in a GW student’s Washington experience. By virtue of the term of the presidency coinciding with the standard duration of college, every GW student theoretically has the opportunity to witness and perhaps even participate in a presidential inauguration. GW students should not squander their position as witnesses to […]

Senate rejects palmcarding bill

The Student Association rejected a measure banning palmcarding and forms of “bribery” during the SA elections at a senate meeting Tuesday night. The bill, introduced to the senate through a student petition by SA President Dave Burt, failed 14-0 with four abstentions. The bill called to amend the Joint Elections Committee Charter to ban “all […]

Forum: Brave new world

For most of us this is the first inauguration we will witness in Washington. Now it is finally time for a new Republican administration to take over. Throughout the campaign, Bush pledged to ensure every American child has the opportunity to receive an exemplary education. He promised a tax cut with the focus of giving […]

Committee drops SMPA fee issue

Majors in the School of Media and Public Affairs will pay an extra $1,000 starting next fall, as part of a capital fund to continually update technology in the new SMPA building. The school will also begin admitting incoming freshman starting with next year’s freshman class. SMPA Dean Jean Folkerts said students admitted to the […]

Hellcab proves to be light fare

Since its creation six years ago, Cherry Red Productions has brought to D.C. such plays as Cannibal Cheerleaders on Crack, Baked Baby and Zombies Attack! The local theater company is “dedicated to plays that appeal first to the body, then to the mind” and describes its members as “a no-good bunch of actors, directors and […]

Staff Editorial: Moving toward reform

Senators unanimously rejected a proposal by SA President David Burt seeking an end to palmcarding during SA elections. While the rejection of the bill could leave students vulnerable to harassment in the face of overzealous office-seekers, it preserves candidates’ freedom to spread their campaign message. Senators also approved a bill prohibiting “bribes” to voters on […]