February 1, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 40

Stories from the February 1, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW adds Columbia Plaza option

GW upperclassmen will choose from rooms in Columbia Plaza in GW’s March housing lottery, the first time the building has been available to on-campus residents. When GW acquired a 28.55 percent share of Columbia Plaza in February last year, the University provided students with first pick of any rooms that open and extended the Student […]

GW suspends Alpha Kappa Alpha for hazing

GW imposed a three-year suspension on the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority last semester for hazing, said Tracie Anzaldi, director of Greek Affairs. Anzaldi declined to comment on the nature of the infractions of which the sorority was found in violation. Leaders of the Mu Delta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha said the University’s decision was […]

University buys local hotel

GW bought One Washington Circle Hotel from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide as an investment property last week. The 151-unit hotel is located outside campus boundaries on Washington Circle at 23rd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue across from the sight of the new GW Hospital. “The hotel will allow us to generate new revenue and help […]

SA approves finance reform

The Student Association voted for financial independence from GW and less election spending while rejecting a ban on palmcarding and limit to campaign mail in a four-and-a-half hour meeting Tuesday. Senators approved a resolution for a new SA fee that will directly fund the student organization, giving the SA financial freedom from the University. Students […]

Protest reality

In response to David Kay’s letter to the editor (“Protest this,” Jan. 25): the GW students demonstrating at the Smith Center event two weeks ago were most likely expressing their disdain for the platform of the Bush-Cheney administration, not to mention Bush’s questionable attainment of the presidency itself. There is no reason to believe that […]

Are you a fascist?

In publishing two similar letters (“Protest this” Jan. 25 and “Crude protest” Jan. 29) accusing inaugural protestors of being anti-veteran, attention-deprived, shameful and unappreciative of freedom, The Hatchet seems to be endorsing a position through the principle of repetition. While both Hammond and Kay seem intent on contextualizing the Bush-Cheney protest as happening specifically at […]

Forum: Keep taxes out of church

As a person who wants what is best for America, I was willing to give George W. Bush a chance. However, it has been a little over a week since he has assumed office, and his policies are already dividing the nation. Take for instance his resolution to create a White House Office of Faith […]

Forum: Bush’s faith-based success

President George W. Bush fulfilled one of his campaign promises on Tuesday by sending to Congress his “ideas and proposals” to expand federal funding to faith-based groups. Some would have Americans believe that this means Bush is starting a program to give our tax money to Christian churches. This is not the case. To begin, […]

Staff Editorial: Feasible fee

The Student Association voted wisely Tuesday evening to put a referendum on upcoming election ballots for a student fee that would end the University’s control of SA funding and give it to the students. The fee, which amounts to $1 a credit hour, will abolish an old system that left allocations to the discretion of […]

Lottery changes reverse process

GW accepted a housing proposal this week that opens new options to all students in on-campus housing and aims to close loopholes that made the previous system unfair, Residence Hall Association officials said. Sponsors of the proposal said the rule changes will also shorten the waiting list for sophomores by giving sophomores first pick. Under […]