January 24, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 39

Stories from the January 24, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Around Campus: Briefs

Renovations on One Washington Circle underway GW has begun renovations on their most recent investment purchase, the One Washington Circle Hotel and has no plans to switch it to student housing, GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said. The building was purchased almost a year ago and will continue to operate despite the renovations. “When we […]

Sports: Vishniakova awaits MRI

Elena Vishniakova will undergo magnetic resonance imaging Thursday to determine if an injury she sustained in Sunday’s game against St. Joseph’s is an Anterior Cruciate Ligament tear. If it is, the Colonial women would likely finish the season without a crucial starter. “She was playing at the pinnacle of her career,” head coach Joe McKeown […]

ANC debate HWC hours

Foggy Bottom residents ended an at times animated neighborhood meeting in a standstill when they were unable to come to a consensus to change their official opposition to the GW’s Health and Wellness Center. A majority of Advisory Neighborhood Commission members seemed to support opening gym membership to Foggy Bottom residents, but they split on […]

University instates printing quota

Starting this month, students who print more than 1,250 pages in a semester from most computer lab printers will be cut off. The new quota applies to all Center for Academic Technologies labs, including the basement of Gelman Library and excluding residence halls. According to CATs statistics, the move will affect 7 percent of lab […]

Staff Editorial: Ending Waste

The Gelman Library and computer lab managers have come up with a reasonable compromise that should accomplish their goal of cutting down on excessive printing without punishing students who use labs legitimately. Printing in any one of the school’s computer labs has always been a frustrating experience. It seems like there is always that special […]

UPD estimates theft loss

The University Police Department is investigating whether the theft of more than $20,000 worth of musical instruments from the music department over winter break was an organized job. Students at other area universities have reported similar thefts recently. UPD Director Dolores Stafford said the fact that all the instruments at GW vanished at the same […]

Secrecy must stop

One month and 18 days after I was told that the current freshman class would be required to live on campus next year, the questions still remain. Why haven’t freshmen officially been informed by GW? Or has The Hatchet become the new official communication method? In the Jan. 22 edition of The Hatchet, Associate Dean […]

RHA will hold lottery online

Computer screens and online housing selection will replace long lines at J Street and manual registration in March. Students will be able to select housing on the GWeb Information System, which students use to register for classes, get grades and check financial accounts. While offices will be open on lottery days, students will not be […]

Opinion: SA OK in practice

In response to the blaring staff editorial “Politics as usual” in the Jan. 14 edition of The Hatchet, all I can say is that I am disappointed. Being a member of the Student Association does not get you the pretty girl or a big wad of cash. Being a member of the SA gives people […]

Experts discuss CNN’s impact on government

CNN and its impact on government decisions took center stage Wednesday morning at the Brookings Institution. GW political communication professor Steven Livingston joined government officials and journalists to discuss the effect of round-the-clock news coverage on the public and policymakers. Joined by former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger, CNN Senior Correspondent Judy Woodruff and Claus […]