February 26, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 47

Stories from the February 26, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Op-Ed: Underwriting drugs saves lives, money

Drew Holland’s Feb. 20 column (“The reality of the AIDS epidemic,” p. 5) is right in calling for industrialized nations to fight the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. It is important to properly place the blame for the current crisis. By awarding 17-year patents on drugs to profit-driven companies, the U.S. is […]

GW honors Washington’s birthday

GW students turned out to participate in a cherry-pie eating contest and celebrate the University namesake’s birthday Thursday on the Quad despite frigid temperatures, sleet and snow. “What better way to cheer up a snowy afternoon than to have a birthday party for our founder,” GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said at the event. The […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: OP-ED: `Change’ in elections only a myth

One could be forgiven for thinking that change is the theme of the Student Association election this year. Virtually all of the campaigns have focused on it. But what the candidates, particularly those for the office of SA president, are talking about is not true change. The tired spectacle of over-ambitious, under-intelligent college politics is […]

SA Election results

Results of the Student Association Elections President WINNER: Roger Kapoor 56.5 percent Bob Simon 29.5 percent Daniel Loren 13.9 percent Executive vice president WINNER: Joshua Singer 41.5 percent Mike Pellegrino 38.7 percent J.P. Blackford 19.8 percent Referendum on SA student fee: passes yes 66.7 percent no 33.3 percent Referendum on proposed new SA constitution: fails […]

Op-Ed: GW not certifying clothes

In the past year, nearly 70 colleges and universities have joined onto the Workers Rights Consortium. The WRC is an independent program for certifying companies’ labor practices. It is the only true way to ensure GW clothes are not made in the oppressive sweatshop conditions that we hear about in the news every day. The […]

Hospital set for 2002 completion

Construction on new GW Hospital is ahead of schedule and will be finished in 2002, hospital officials said. GW began construction of the building that lies across the street from the current GW Hospital last April. “I am able to look out my office window on the seventh floor of Ross Hall and see the […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Kapoor fights campaign violations, delays election count

The Student Association will postpone counting votes for the presidential race until the SA Student Court decides whether Roger Kapoor will remain on the ballots after receiving enough campaign violations to end his race, Joint Elections Committee officials said Tuesday night. The Student Court will rule on two violations Kapoor contests which involve community facilitators […]

Kapoor takes majority, Singer wins EVP

Roger Kapoor received the most votes for Student Association president, the Joint Elections Committee announced to a calm Hippodrome crowd Wednesday afternoon – about 12 hours before taking him out of the race for violating spending rules Thursday. Kapoor took a commanding 56.6 percent of the vote. Bob Simon finished second with 29.5 percent of […]

Tickets unify candidates

Two new student groups have changed the climate of this year’s Student Association and Program Board elections, proposing an overhaul of the Student Association and unifying Senate candidates under one ticket. Change for Students members drafted a new SA constitution that would separate the legislative branch of the SA into undergraduate and graduate councils, “creating […]