February 26, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 47

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

Letter to the Editor: Keep GW inside lines

You are correct on one of two counts in your editorial on the Board of Zoning Adjustment’s conditional approval of the GW campus plan (“Rethink restrictions,” Feb. 15). The BZA was acting imprudently in restricting the University’s ability to build new academic space. But you misunderstand the entire purpose of the campus plan process when […]

MPD busts election party

Metropolitan Police arrested at least ten people for underage drinking at a campaign party for Student Association candidates at the Delta Tau Delta house early Saturday morning. MPD responded to a call at about 12:30 a.m. and entered the G Street house checking for drinking bracelets and asking to see the IDs of students holding […]

Proposed free speech monument gets mixed reaction

By Sarah Lechner U-WIRE Washington Bureau February 21, 2001 A City Council proposal to build a giant chalkboard across from the city hall in Charlottesville, Va. as a monument to free speech has caused mixed reaction throughout the small central Virginia town. The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, a non-profit organization […]

WEB UPDATE: Kapoor wins presidency in rout, Singer takes EVP post

Roger Kapoor won the race for Student Association president with a commanding 56.5 percent of the vote, defeating Bob Simon and Daniel Loren, the Joint Elections Comittee announced to a calm crowd in the Hippodrome Wednesday afternoon. The victory hinges on the outcome of two JEC hearings on Kapoor’s campaign spending Wednesday night. Josh Singer […]

Op-Ed: Put election in perspective

When I read about the postering-day massacre in The Hatchet, I was frankly appalled (“Starting gun sounds in campaign race,” Feb. 22, p. 1). In the five years that I was involved with campus elections as a supporter, candidate and former chairman of the Joint Elections Committee, I have seen some crazy stuff, but physical […]

CWI boosts GW recycling

GW’s recycling numbers are on the rise since the University began using a new waste handler, Consolidated Waste Industries, in November, waste management officials said. GW recycled twice as much of its waste from October to December than it did during the same period a year before, said Calvin Fishback, transportation manager for Facilities Management. […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: LETTER: New faces, same message

I am sitting in class early on Tuesday evening flipping through The Hatchet when I realized why I was not going to vote. The Student Association has no effect on my life. During my time at GW I have not seen anything that shows me that our elected students do anything to improve life on […]

WEB UPDATE: JEC strips Kapoor’s victory, Loren-Simon run-off likely

The Joint Election Committee stripped presidential candidate Roger Kapoor of his victory Wednesday night, ruling that he exceeded the $1,000 campaign spending limit. The JEC ruled unanimously that Kapoor used a Papa John’s pizza discount — which he received because he buys pizza regularly — to stay under the spending limit. JEC spending rules require […]

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 […]