April 5, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 56

Stories from the April 5, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Forum: Lottery leaves out juniors

I was disheartened by what took place this weekend in J Street. Scores of rising juniors were left without housing for next year. By number 1,000, barely any options were open to students who wanted to live on campus. The Community Living and Learning Center and Residence Hall Association were negligent. They overestimated how many […]

GW water polo enters Southern Championships

The GW women’s water polo team beat out only one team to finish fifth at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference last weekend at Princeton, N.J. The team the Colonials beat, Gannon University, will face GW again in the first round of the Southern Championships next weekend. Princeton University won the tournament and Harvard University finished […]

Forum: Housing still guarateed

When only a handful of rooms on the Foggy Bottom campus were available at the beginning of rising junior numbers, many students became flustered or confused. I would like to explain why and what is being done to accommodate students left without housing. This year, a new approach to housing selection was taken to meet […]

IFC ousts Alpha Epsilon Pi

The Interfraternity Council informed the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity’s national organization that it lost IFC recognition in a letter last week, ending a three-month process to finalize the fraternity’s fate at GW. A board of GW fraternity presidents voted to remove Alpha Epsilon Pi from the Interfraternity Council last month, following a decision by GW […]

Lottery leaves 400 homeless

More than 400 rising juniors left Saturday’s housing lottery homeless for next year after the room selection ended 10 numbers into the process. All 588 seniors with numbers chose housing, but rising junior numbers, which go from 1,000 to 1,999, stopped at 1,010. The Student Association joined Change for Students to organize an overnight protest […]

Bhangra Blowout packs auditorium

Almost 4,000 cheering fans packed a sold-out Constitution Hall Saturday night for the eighth annual Bhangra Blowout. The event, sponsored by GW’s South Asian Society, was the highlight of daylong festivities that drew students from around the world. Organizers said that Bhangra Blowout, a competition featuring traditional Indian dances, was a great success. SAS sold […]

GW settles MVC suit

Former Mount Vernon College professors reached a settlement with GW out of court Saturday to receive compensation for losing their jobs when GW took over the women’s college. The settlement prevented a court battle scheduled to begin this week. Declining to disclose details of the deal, the plaintiff’s lawyer Michael Kane said the professors originally […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: NPR personality addresses students at MPA building

National Public Radio foreign correspondent Linda Gradstein recounted her experiences reporting from Israel and the West Bank and expressed pessimism about the current situation Wednesday night in GW’s Media and Public Affairs building. “I don’t see a peace agreement in the near future, but I hope I’m proven wrong,” Gradstein said to about 60 GW […]

Group fights sweatshops

A coalition of students and labor activists protested outside Rice Hall Wednesday demanding that GW join a labor watchdog group to ensure that GW apparel is not made in sweatshops. Students later met with GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg to urge him to join 76 other universities in the Worker Rights Consortium. Trachtenberg told students […]

George Washington U. panel debates drug war

By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau April 6, 2001 “We are losing the drug war. If, as they say, we were winning the drug war why are they increasing the budget for it?” said Kevin Zees, a GW Law School graduate and president of Common Sense for Drug Policy, as he sat on a panel […]