June 11, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 3

Stories from the June 11, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Schools get more students than expected

GW is not alone planning ways to fit a large number of unexpected students onto its campus, as other area universities and market basket competitors report larger-than-expected freshmen classes. The University of Maryland now expects to enroll 465 more students than it planned, with a total 4,565 freshmen, said Jim Christensen, interim director of admissions. […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Court lifts GW enrollment cap

Friday, June 15 A U.S. District Court today lifted a GW undergraduate enrollment cap imposed by the District, allowing the University to admit its full freshman class in the fall. In the first victory of a larger legal fight between GW and the city, a judge also suspended restrictions on GW building projects for the […]

Gunman robs students

A man robbed two women at gunpoint on campus early June 1, after approaching the women and asking them to hand over their purses, said Dolores Stafford, director of University Police. The man also asked to search the women’s pockets, one of the women said. The victim said she turned hers inside out, while the […]

Movie Listings Sept. 13th to 20th

AMC Union Station AMC Courthouse Plaza Cineplex Odeon Dupont Circle Cineplex Odeon Foundry Cineplex Odeon Inner Circle Cineplex Odeon Uptown Lowes Pentagon City 6 9:30 Club AMC Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave. N.E. (703) 998-4262 The Glass House (PG-13) 1:20, 4:15, 7:10, 9:40 Hardball (PG-13) 1:45, 4:45, 7:15, 10:20 Jeepers Creepers (R) 1:00, 5:30, 8:10, […]

Student Health offers meningitis vaccine

GW students may have a slimmer chance than most college students of contracting a disease that claims college students, particularly frehmen, in its high-risk category, Student Health Director Isabel Goldenberg said. Students can protect themselves against meningococcal disease, caused by bacterial or viral meningitis, by receiving vaccinations available through Student Health or a private physician. […]

Staff Editorial: Admitting too much

GW has again admitted a record number of students to the freshman class. While the unexpected swell of students committed to attend GW is not completely the fault of the Admissions Office, administrators are partially responsible for introducing more bodies into a hopelessly overcrowded environment. GW owes new students and current ones clear explanations and […]

Letter: Intolerance at the top

Once again, I am shocked at the insensitivity GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg has displayed toward a group within the University community. I read in the May 20 issue of The Denver Post Trachtenberg’s comment that he believes the job of a university president is not one for “sissies.” This statement is offensive on so […]

Staff Editorial: Staying safe

At 1:00 a.m. June 1, two women, one a GW student, were walking back to campus from Georgetown when they were confronted by an armed assailant along 24th Street near New Hall. Brandishing a pistol, the man demanded the girls’ purses. One of the girls, who was not a GW student, handed over her purse. […]

Tour reveals hidden world of Foggy Bottom

Visitors and residents of Foggy Bottom saw the sites of GW’s surrounding community for the first time, or at least in a new light, June 2. A walking tour of the historic neighborhood was part of D.C. Heritage Neighborhood Day, a celebration of D.C.’s history and culture at 70 sites around the city. Carolyn Crouch, […]

U-WIRE Editorial: Denying aid because of drugs unfair

(U-WIRE) HONOLULU – A provision to the 1998 Higher Education Act that declares students convicted of a drug-related misdemeanor or felony offense conditionally ineligible for financial aid may be short-circuiting its own purpose. One can only assume that the purpose of the provision was to a) prevent abuse of federal funds and b) provide yet […]