February 15, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 44

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

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 […]

House Democrat addresses CRs

Rep. James Traficant (D-Ohio) shared his disapproval of fellow Democratic Party members and advocated “Republican ideas” Tuesday in front of a crowd of GW’s College Republicans. The Ohio congressman, first elected in 1985, has achieved notoriety for his antics in Congress and his public support of House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.). “It’s a great event. […]

University prepares for fitness center

University officials are finalizing plans for the new Health and Wellness Center, which is scheduled to partially open at the beginning of April, said Bob Ludwig, assistant director of Media Relations. A locker room, weight room and juice bar are scheduled to open in April, said Tony Vecchione, assistant athletic director for Facilities and Operations. […]

SJT pledges more diversity at forum

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg announced plans to diversify GW’s faculty and downplayed the importance of national college rankings at the Student Association Academic Affairs Town Hall Meeting. About 70 students attended the event in Funger Hall Tuesday evening. Donald Lehman, vice president for Academic Affairs, also joined the discussion. Several students questioned the president […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: New Web site recruits college-bound students

A new Web site can help graduate and undergraduate students find the right school for them, as a growing number of colleges recruit prospective students on the internet. Get-recruited.com is a site that enables students to get admissions and general information about schools. Students fill out questionnaires indicating their academic background and achievements, proposed fields […]