February 25, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 48

Stories from the February 25, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Mayors of past and present gather for ball

Past and present D.C. mayors came together for what University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg called a “historic” moment Saturday. The first-ever GW Foggy Bottom ball at the Swissotel ballroom showed GW in its element. “Some people call GW a party school,” Trachtenberg said. “That may be true, but we party in black tie.” The event, […]

Around Campus: Briefs

Hippodrome hosts “Meet the Candidates” Students who want to know more about Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board candidates will get the chance Monday night at a “Meet the Candidates” event. The event begins at 8 p.m. in the Hippodrome and sponsored by the Joint Elections Committee. Candidates will also hold a […]

Man stabbed by co-worker near MC

Police arrested a temporary GW employee Thursday for allegedly stabbing another man after they worked on renovations to the GW Bookstore. Hospital officials cannot verify the condition of the victim, who suffered multiple stab wounds, until he signs a release form. According to police and University reports, the two construction workers started an argument over […]

Nation in Brief

Peer Grading System Approved by the Supreme Court Students are constitutionally allowed to grade each other’s papers, the Supreme Court ruled last week. The case began in 1998, when an Oklahoma parent Kristja J. Falvo sued a local school district for violating FERPA, the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Falvo was rejected by a […]

Past SA elections brew controversy

Controversy has shrouded GW Student Association elections for decades. Miscounted ballots, campaign violations and runoffs are just some of the headlines from the past. Here’s a run-down of the highlights: 2001 Election In 2001, current SA President Roger Kapoor was stripped of his victory by the Joint Elections Committee for exceeding his $1,000 campaign budget […]

University celebrates Washington’s birthday

Hundreds of students, faculty and community members braved a chilly D.C. afternoon to participate in a cherry-pie eating contest, feast on colonial food and gather around a bonfire on the Quad Friday afternoon. The event commemorated George Washington’s 270th birthday. Both organizers and students at the fourth-annual celebration said they were disappointed with the turnout. […]

SA President and EVP candidate profiles

Dani Greenspan Sophomore presidential candidate Dani Greenspan has no Student Association experience, and that is precisely the reason he believes he can breathe new life into the organization. Running a campaign with relatively little publicity, Greenspan is trying to portray himself as an outsider who can make a real difference. His platform consists of three […]

News Brief: Bowl-a-thon donations dip

About 1,000 students passed through the Hippodrome to hear bands and bowl during Sigma Phi Epsilon’s second annual bowl-a-thon fundraiser. Although the 24-hour event raised far less than last year, organizers said they were pleased with the turnout. Performances by five bands, including the popular Granian, an appearance by the Washington Wizards dancers and free […]

The Movie Buffs get wet and sticky in the summer heat

Long Story Short: No, it’s not an “adult” film. The guys from MTV’s “The State” go to summer camp. Welcome to the last day of Camp Firewood, August 1981. Alan Says: As a Jewish guy and an eight-year veteran of Jewish summer camp, I was eager to see this movie. Eight weeks of friends, pranks […]

Lottery glitches taint online housing debut

GW’s first-ever online housing selection was hampered by computer problems Sunday. Rising juniors and seniors selecting after 11 a.m. were unable to track which rooms were taken because Housing Services chose to remove the “availability screen,” and some rooms were assigned to too many people. The availability screen, which showed selection developments in real time, […]