February 1, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 40

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

Building delays occur around D.C.

D.C. construction contractors say they are running into many of the same problems that have pushed several GW construction projects past their scheduled completion deadlines. University officials cite worker shortages and city permits as two main holdups in campus construction projects, such as the Media and Public Affairs building and an addition to Somers Hall […]

PB bites back

We at the Program Board were quite surprised to read the Jan. 29 staff editorial in The GW Hatchet that stated we have decided not to produce “big” concerts anymore (“The day music died”). We are baffled as to how The GW Hatchet reached this conclusion. Here are the facts: PB will produce a major […]

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, […]