March 1, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 48

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

Letter to the Editor: Housing hang-ups

The recent lease terminations of graduate students living at 2109 F Street reveal the core problems with campus housing. The system is hypocritical, deceitful and unfair. Students are forced to sign housing contracts months before the lease begins to secure housing. These binding contracts contain numerous stipulations of which students are often unaware. One condition […]

WEB COLUMN: Common Ironies

My computer is schizophrenic. Some days it works perfectly and other days it won’t even let me turn it on. Some days it turns on and automatically freezes, and that’s when it starts to play mind games with me. As I patiently wait for a program to upload I see the little clock come up […]

Quote of the Week

Mike Pellegrino, SA executive vice presidential candidate, on voter apathy and the JEC candidate forum: “Students have a right not to care; if I wasn’t running, I wouldn’t have come to the forum.”

WEB UPDATE: JEC rulings keep Kapoor on the ballot, drop Delta charges

SA presidential candidates Roger Kapoor and Bob Simon will stay on the ballot after the Joint Election Committee ruled in their favor at hearings on campaign violations and complaints Friday afternoon. The JEC dropped three complaints against Kapoor and ruled that one complaint was a violation, leaving Kapoor with five total violations. Candidates who receive […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Letter to the Editor: Tackling tough tasks

When I applied to become a Community Facilitator, I made sure I understood my responsibilities. Every CF, every Community Living and Learning Center staff member I approached told me, “It’s a tough job.” I accepted the position knowing that, and so should have everyone else. The job is hard. At times, the responsibilities are overwhelming. […]

Women’s A-10 Tournament starts this weekend

The Atlantic 10 Women’s Tournament begins Friday with first-round games at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. All top-five seeds received a first-round bye. The GW women’s basketball team is the No. 2 seed and will play its first game Saturday in the quarterfinal round. The Colonials will play the winner of the Friday game between […]

Lines delay voting

Less students voted this year than in past elections. About 2,300 students voted Tuesday and Wednesday, compared to the 2,591 voters last year’s election drew, Joint Elections Committee Chairman Josh Hiscock said. Hiscock said polls were very busy at times. “From what we’ve seen students are very interested in student elections and look forward to […]

Women want revenge

Xavier stole one earlier this month and the Colonials want it back this weekend. If the two teams meet in the championship game of the Atlantic 10 Tournament at the Liacorous Center in Philadelphia, the GW women will be able to draw from a resource that they did not have last time the two teams […]

JEC rethinks party charges

Joint Elections Committee officials said they abandoned their initial decision that a party held at Bob Simon’s fraternity house cleared campaign rules after speaking to GW officials Monday. After dismissing initial complaints about the Feb. 23 party at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house, the committee will decide Friday whether the event broke campaign rules, […]