April 26, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 62

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

J Street loners

The bustling of J Street can be heard miles away. Students are always popping in and out, socializing and mingling. This boisterous scene can be intimidating to the lone muncher, who shoves off to a discrete corner in order not to be seen. Freshman Mira Browne said she eats alone at least three times a […]

GW beats professor pay curve

GW averages about $5,000 more than the national mean in faculty salaries, according to a recent report based on a survey of 5,786 colleges and universities nationwide. The average full professor’s salary at a private institution is $93,244, according to the American Association of University Professors, which compiled the report. GW pays an average of […]

Staff Editorial: Pay the professors

GW’s tenured, full-time professors earn more than the national average, according to a salary study undertaken by the American Association of University Professors that examined more than 5,000 universities and colleges. When comparing the AAUP’s numbers with those cited by Faculty Senate Fiscal Planning and Budget Committee Chairman William Griffith, though, disturbing disparities become clear. […]

Speaker lineup disappoints

Graduating seniors said they are upset that this year’s lineup of Commencement speakers excludes notable political figures, after the University announced a roster of seven speakers for the May 20 ceremony. Grammy Award-winner Tony Bennett and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk are among the honorary degree recipients who will speak. The speakers will each give […]

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 […]