March 12, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 52

Stories from the March 12, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Op-Ed: SA to focus on change

I have talked with many of you now that the campaigns have ended and the votes have been cast. While some of you saw the campaign cycle of the past few weeks as an annoyance, I was pleased to hear how many of you see how good the election process is for GW and its […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Larry King celebrates donation to GW at MPA opening

Larry King made a surprise appearance at the Media and Public Affairs building during a ceremony Thursday to commemorate Westwood One Radio’s donation of more than 1,000 reel-to-reel tapes to GW. The collection includes 50 years of radio news coverage, including reporting during World War II, original Larry King programs and the “World Today” news […]

SPOTLIGHT: SBPM student wins AAF recognition

GW senior Erika Emeruwa is an all-around excellent marketing student with amazing promise in advertising. Her talent did not slip by the American Advertising Federation, which recognized her as one of the “Most Promising Minority Students of 2001” last week. Considering Emeruwa’s impressive credentials, it is no surprise that the AAF chose her as one […]

Freshmen pick first in selection

Fewer freshmen walked away from GW’s housing selection homeless this year than previous years after the University changed the system allowing them choose first. Sixty-four freshmen were put on the guaranteed waiting list for housing after Sunday’s eight-hour housing lottery for rising sophomores – 180 fewer than last year, when rising juniors and seniors chose […]

Commuting on the cusp of closure

D.C. was lucky this time. The great Nor’easter that was forecasted only showered the area with its straggling remains of snow, allowing the city to function normally. But when big storms cause everything to shut down, getting around can be dangerous, and sometimes even impossible. Many GW students live off campus and commute to school […]

Students catch a dose of senioritis

As Commencement draws nearer, GW seniors find themselves aching to put away their books and pens as the pains of senioritis slowly set in. Some seniors said they constantly fight the urge to slack off in their last semester at college, and it becomes increasingly difficult for them to focus on schoolwork. Some students attributed […]

COLUMN: Musings from an Amtrak train

By Zeb Eckert U-WIRE Washington Bureau March 14, 2001 It’s 10 a.m. on a dreary Tuesday morning and as the Amtrak Northeast Direct rolls along from New York City to Washington, some serious flirting is going down. This morning it is not the typical business travelers thrashing out war stories of love lost, but rather […]

GW will face Stanford in NCAAs

They made it again. The GW women’s basketball received an at-large bid Sunday night to the NCAA Tournament and will play Stanford University Saturday in Norman, Okla. The game is scheduled for 10 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN. The Colonials (22-9) earned a No. 7 seed for the second-straight year and will face […]

Maryland considers lowering DWI level

By Ashley M. Heher U-WIRE Washington Bureau March 14, 2001 For the fifth straight year, the Maryland General Assembly will consider legislation that would lower the state’s driving while intoxicated charge from a .10 blood-alcohol content level to .08. If the legislation passes in the House of Delegates and the Senate, Maryland’s drunk driving designation […]