March 8, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 50

Stories from the March 8, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Forum: Selection product of student efforts

Housing selection is upon us and no doubt there will be some nail-biting and anxious residents on Sunday, the first day of housing selection. When juniors and seniors hear the words “housing selection,” some may recall the process in 1999, which lasted over 12 hours on one day. Housing selection 2000 was split into two […]

UMBC batters GW baseball

The GW baseball team was unable to snap a four-game losing streak Wednesday, dropping its home-opener 13-4 to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County at Barcroft Park. The struggling Colonials (1-6) had their ace, Greg Conden, on the mound. But Conden could not pitch his way out of an early hole his defense gave him. UMBC […]

Letter to the Editor: Bicycle blues

One hundred new spaces in the parking garage addition, 55 in the new School of Media and Public Affairs building; 125 more valet spots at the Marvin Center; 200 at the Elliott School of International Affairs building under construction. Our University certainly craves more parking spaces and is willing to fund and profit from them. […]

Gymnastics falls at Towson

The recent Jessica Mantak show, which earned the GW sophomore this week’s Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week, was not enough to lead the GW gymnastics team over host Towson University Wednesday night. Towson defeated GW for the first time in three meetings this season, 194.775-194.175. Mantak, who won the award for the first time […]

Full Media and Public Affairs Opening Schedule

Wednesday, March 7 Tours of the new building MPA building, 5 p.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremony MPA building, 6:15 p.m. The Kalb Report with Bernard Shaw National Press Club, 14th and F streets, 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8 Continental Breakfast MPA lobby, 8:30 a.m. Speaker: Bob Schieffer, CBS News chief Washington correspondent MPA auditorium, 9 a.m. Speaker: […]

Staff Editorial: MPA opens in style

The School of Media and Public Affairs is in the midst of hosting the grand opening of its new building this week. The festivities, which include panel discussions with SMPA faculty and nationally renowned media figures, began Wednesday and continue until Thursday evening. SMPA faculty, administrators and officials in the Office of University Special Events […]

Forum: System leaves juniors jaded, homeless

The new housing lottery plan formulated by the Residence Hall Association and the Community Living and Learning Center, or “housing selection” as it is now being called, leaves most juniors hopelessly scrambling for housing. With the new program initiated this year, rising juniors and seniors pick last, after rising sophomores. Certain halls are reserved for […]

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 […]

Former CF breaks silence on resignation

As the new class of community facilitators enters training session at the Community Living and Learning Center, Mike Donaldson, a former CF at The Dakota, said overreaching expectations caused his resignation. “I think that in light of my situation that the CLLC should do something about the discrepancies in the CFs’ responsibilities across campus,” Donaldson […]

Op-Ed: Library lock outs are unnecessary

Over the past few weeks, I have witnessed and been subject to an increasingly disturbing set of circumstances at Gelman Library. Students who forget their GWorld card or whose otherwise-valid card does not swipe correctly at Gelman are denied admittance without further consideration. The problem of cards not swiping confronted me last Friday afternoon while […]