February 28, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 49

Stories from the February 28, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letter: E-voting practices

The right of a student to vote for their leaders by means of a secret ballot is vital to any democracy. Unfortunately, the Joint Election Committee has little respect for students’ privacy. First of all, I had to give my Social Security number in order to vote. This is an unnecessary privacy intrusion. I do […]

Women’s tennis swept by Maryland

The University of Maryland swept the GW women’s tennis team 7-0 in three and a half hours Wednesday at the Mount Vernon Campus. The loss moves GW’s record to 3-5. Maryland overpowered the Colonials in both singles and doubles competition. Nazli Gencsoy and Katarina Stastny played GW’s strongest match at No.2 doubles but suffered an […]

University cuts health plan

The discontinuation of the GW Health Plan Thursday marks the beginning of a downward spiral for small healthcare plans around the country. With increased costs in prescriptions, advertising and medical costs, experts say health plan rates for larger companies will likely increase in the future. Frank Aiosa, a partner in the benefits advising firm Chernoff, […]

Features: Toning up in time for spring break

Walking onto the second floor of the Health and Wellness Center after classes, you see every bicycle, treadmill, stair machine and elliptical being used – and a line of people waiting their turn. It’s that time again. It’s time for the “Spring Break is three weeks away and I have to fit into my bikini” […]

Crime Log

Two students reported that the same man sexually assaulted them last summer. They have not made a decision as to whether they will pursue criminal charges. Closed Theft 2/19 – Lafayette Hall At about 9:20 a.m. a student noticed that his and his roommates laptops had been stolen. The student said he had lost his […]

Poor communication delays new gwu.edu

GW hopes to unveil its new Web site within a month after communication problems led to some unforeseen critique, the University’s chief information officer for technology said. “We haven’t killed it. We’re simply going to refine it and get it out there,” said Dave Swartz, CIO of Information Systems and Services. Swartz said the originally […]

New Hall power loss traps student in elevator

An hour-long power outage in New Hall Tuesday night trapped one student in an elevator and left other residents in the dark and dependent on laptop computers for work. University Police responded to the scene to escort students after emergency lights and call boxes failed to work. A student was trapped for about 20 minutes […]

CLLC ousts honors floor

The only sophomores living in New Hall next year are those with disabilities or who bought their way in, Housing Services said. GW told 40 Honors Program students Tuesday night they may not live in New Hall rooms. Officials disagree why the students, all sophomores, are being moved across campus to the Dakota. Housing Services […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: SINGER WINS SA PRESIDENT

Student Association Executive SA President: Josh Singer SA EVP: Eric Daleo Senate CCAS Undergrad: Mohammed Ali Adam Greenman Chris Percopo Chris Pope Christina Trotta CCAS Graduate: Blake Newmark Donald Jacobsen ESIA Undergrad: Omar Woodard Kate Rocco ESIA Graduate: Nina Kollars SBPM Undergrad: Aaron Binstock Dan Moss SBPM Graduate: Amanda Sural Dipen Patel SEAS Undergrad: Scott […]

CNN moves to campus

CNN’s “Crossfire” will call GW home beginning April 1, when the political talk show will begin broadcasting daily from the Media and Public Affairs building, GW announced Wednesday. Vice President for Communication Mike Freedman said University and CNN officials signed a contract Tuesday night that is renewable for up to six years. The deal will […]