February 15, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 44

Stories from the February 15, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Letter to the Editor: The real Reagan

When Ronald Reagan entered office in 1981, he was two weeks shy of his 70th birthday. When he left in 1989, he was almost 79. People have called him a hero because he allowed some Americans to indulge again in the post-World War II American dream of a house in the suburbs with all the […]

Letter to the Editor: Mace mistake

I enjoyed reading The Hatchet’s story about the Order of the Hippo, a group I am proud to remain a member of though I am no longer employed by the University. However, lest the University marshal bring her mace down upon my head, I best clarify that the Order of the Hippo has its own, […]

Letter to the Editor: Tacklng taboos

Hatchet readers never fail to surprise. In a recent letter to the editor (“Off-color advice,” Feb. 5), GW graduate student Rania Awwad took the newspaper to task for printing “vulgar sex advice” in its new advice column. The advice in question (“Burying the Hatchet,” Jan. 25) concerned women’s orgasms and specifically, how to achieve them. […]

MVC program lacks applicants

A lack of interest in the new GW World Community study abroad program, which requires students to live at the Mount Vernon Campus, has forced the University to extend the application deadline a month past the original Feb. 12 date, MVC Executive Dean Grae Baxter said. GW officials created the program last month after they […]

Staff Editorial: Felonious phone calls

An inestimable number of students have employed fraudulent means to place what could amount to hundreds of thousands – perhaps even millions – of dollars worth of telephone calls mostly from residence hall rooms. Through their actions, these students have violated federal laws and should be held accountable. The University, though, must accept responsibility for […]

GW postpones Garofalo performance

Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo’s performance at GW, originally scheduled for Feb. 25, has been postponed indefinitely. The stand-up act in the Smith Center cannot be rescheduled immediately because of conflicts with GW basketball games, said Peter Konwerski, executive director of the Marvin Center and student activities. Final editing of Garofalo’s upcoming film Big Trouble […]

Staff Editorial: Rethink restrictions

The Board of Zoning Adjustment approved GW’s campus plan Tuesday, but sent mixed signals in the stipulations it could ultimately attach when the process is finalized. The BZA acted wisely by making increases in GW enrollment and further construction contingent upon housing 70 percent of undergraduate students on campus. However, the board members went too […]

University professor presents new book

Students and scholars gathered at the GW Bookstore for a book signing Monday to mark the release of University Professor Amitai Etzioni’s new book Next: The Road to the Good Society. Etzioni’s book advocates “communitarianism,” which aims to balance the rights of the individual against the interests of society. Communitarianism attempts to find an equilibrium […]

UPD investigates telephone fraud

The University Police Department is investigating a large-scale case of phone fraud for what students called “a free phone code” used to charge long-distance calls to the University, UPD Director Dolores Stafford said. More than 100 students are under investigation, but that list could grow significantly larger, Stafford said. Investigators are working with Telecommunications Department […]

GW plan passes with restrictions

The Board of Zoning Adjustment passed GW’s campus plan Tuesday, imposing a freeze on undergraduate enrollment until GW builds more on-campus housing. The BZA ruled 3-1 to pass GW’s plan with several conditions. The campus plan outlines the University’s borders and use of campus property. About every 10 years, colleges in the District must submit […]