April 9, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 57

Stories from the April 9, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Letter to the Editor: Apparel politics

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg claims that GW apparel is not the product of sweatshop labor. He bases his claim on the Follett and Collegiate codes of conduct. This is very reassuring until you read these codes of conduct. For the key issues (e.g. livable wages, safe workplace, maximum number of hours of work per […]

BZA finalizes campus plan

The D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment finalized GW’s campus plan March 29 that included restrictions GW lawyers called “heavy-handed.” The board already outlined most of the final conditions in discussions leading up to Feb. 13, its last public hearing on the plan. The campus plan is a statement of the University’s property boundaries and uses […]

Letter to the Editor: Housing harangue

Either GW administrators are incredibly stupid or they are incredibly ignorant. The fact my roommates and I had number 1068 in the housing lottery and did not even get to pick a room is mind blowing. Basically no one from the junior class will get housing. This is a deplorable situation created by administrators that […]

GW faces housing crunch

Members of the class of 2003 said they are uncertain where and with whom they will live next year after 40 percent of sophomores who wanted on-campus housing left the lottery without a room last weekend. Director of Housing Services Andy Sonn declined repeated requests to release the total number of students on the guaranteed […]

CRs shoot for gun safety

Members of the GW College Republicans rose at dawn Saturday to learn about gun safety and shoot a few rounds at the National Rifle Association headquarters in Fairfax, Va. Following a brief course on gun safety, a certified NRA instructor escorted students onto a shooting range in groups of four to supervise them as they […]

University renames Riverside Towers

GW residence hall Riverside Towers will get internet access, cable TV and a new name, GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg announced Thursday in the building’s basement. Trachtenberg said GW will rename the building International House July 1 to recognize the important role international students play on campus, but the building will not necessarily house international […]

GW hosts high school Model U.N. conference

The GW International Affairs Society hosted 450 high school students from around the world this weekend for the Washington Area Model United Nations conference. The weekend-long event featured debates about international policy and crisis simulations to mock an actual U.N. meeting. This is the third consecutive year GW has hosted the event. GW students acted […]

GW ranks 22nd on Peace Corps volunteer list

GW rose three spots on this year’s Peace Corps list of colleges and universities that produce the most volunteers for the service organization, ranking 22nd with 36 graduates actively serving overseas. The list, released last month, ranked the schools by the number of students entering the organization this year. The University of Wisconsin-Madison topped the […]

PB books The Roots for Spring Fling

The Program Board booked the rap group The Roots to perform at this year’s Spring Fling, an annual daylong event that will take place April 21 on the Quad. The event will feature music, food, vendors and giveaways from GW and corporate sponsors. Student musicians will perform from noon to 4 p.m., including students’ top […]

Group honors Toftoy, GW

GW professor Charles Toftoy smiled at the Alumni House Wednesday as Laura Campos serenaded him with two Spanish guitar players in a rendition of “Wind Beneath My Wings,” during his acceptance of the Las Americas Avenue Hall of Fame Award for his work with local businesses. “This is an interesting se?or and one tough hombre […]