April 26, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 62

Stories from the April 26, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Letter to the Editor: Poor planning

I was bothered by the article about the cancellation of the Freshman Block Party (“Organizers cancel Freshman Block Party,” April 19, p. 2″). I was upset not in the fact that the event was cancelled, but in the fact that the freshman organizers have the audacity to claim that “University administrators – through their oversight […]

CSAS appoints interim dean

School of Media and Public Affairs Director Jean Folkerts will serve as interim dean of the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences effective May 23, GW announced last week. Current Dean Lester Lefton will become the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Tulane University in New Orleans. “I think it will be […]

Quote of the Week

GW women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown on plans for his first practice if named men’s basketball head coach: “I’d have them get up at 5 a.m. and run around the Reflecting Pool a couple times.”

PB rejects SA funding

The Program Board has no intention to follow the Student Association’s lead in gaining financial independence from the University, PB Executive Chair Seth Weinert said. The SA will receive funding directly from students through a new student fee next fall. Students voted to pass the measure in February’s SA elections. The fund will help the […]

Forum: Nosy public thrives on reality shows

When “The Real World” hit television ten years ago, eyes were glued to TV sets tuned in to seven strangers living together in a New York City apartment. It was a new and novel idea. Who would have ever thought that people would want to watch other people just living their lives? Whenever I think […]

J Street considers changes for next year

Student input and new Aramark management officials helped generate proposals to change venues and offerings at J Street, including plans to remove Taco Bell and Freshens, extend hours and add kosher, vegan and vegetarian options, dining officials said. “We are thinking of putting in a name-brand ice cream place in the ground floor of the […]

Staff Editorial: GW vs. D.C.

GW filed suit in U.S. District Court Wednesday to counteract the order issued by the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment implementing the campus plan with the restrictions the BZA attached as a condition of the plan’s approval. GW alleges that the BZA overstepped its authority infringing upon the University’s rights and those of GW students. […]

GW offers more housing

GW will reduce the number of upperclassmen on the housing waiting list by offering rooms in Francis Scott Key Hall, 2109 F St. and the former Sigma Nu fraternity house, said Andrew Sonn, director of Housing Services. The list has shrunk from 400 students to 200 since March 31. FSK, which was previously planned to […]

Blankvoort drives his game to another level

GW golfer Thomas Blankvoort will look to put an exclamation point on the end of what has been a remarkable season Saturday at the Penn State Invitational. He won the GW Invitational and has six top-10 finishes this season. The graduate student, who has one year left of eligibility, led GW at the Atlantic 10 […]