March 11, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 52

Stories from the March 11, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff editorial: Up with Elliott

The Advisory Neighborhood Commission’s attempt to prevent the University from using the new Elliott School of International Affairs building at 1957 E St. is a reactionary and troubling last-ditch effort to stonewall the University from fulfilling its academic mission and obligation to students. The D.C. Zoning Commission will meet Tuesday to decide whether to let […]

Western Presbyterian links neighborhood, GW

The Marvin Center, Kogan Plaza, Gelman Library . and Western Presbyterian Church? Student may not realize that the church tucked on outer edge of campus near the Health and Wellness Center has played an integral role in the GW community for decades. Congregation members and charity workers alike utilize the 146-year-old church, which provides a […]

Housing Guide: Virginia provides cheaper prices

A 15-minute commute could save GW students hundreds of dollars a month in living costs, depending on the size and style of apartment. According to, a three-bedroom apartment in D.C. costs an average of $1,500 a month, while a comparable apartment in Maryland or Virginia costs between $1,100 and $1,300 a month. Students living […]

Beyond GW

RA’s unionize at Amherst Resident assistants at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst voted in favor of forming the first undergraduate labor union in the country last week by a margin of 138-88. The RA’s began their mission more than a year and a half ago because they were dissatisfied with university-student relations. The newly formed union […]

Around Campus

BSU Unity Ball attracts large crowd The Black Student Union and the Program Board co-sponsored the Unity Ball Saturday night, attracting more than 50 students to the Marvin Center Ballroom to close PB’s Unity Week and the month-long Black History celebration. The Diversity Programming Clearing House co-sponsored the event. “It was a really cool event,” […]

A look at past GW majors

GW has not always been the place that we all see today. We notice the physical differences on the campus with new fast food chains in J Street, resident halls and Kogan Plaza. Some of the most dramatic changes are things that we cannot see but have affected the academic structure of the University. After […]

SA president-elect discusses goals

Newly elected Student Association President Phillip Robinson set up hefty goals for his platform but said he has the initiative and support to see them carried out. Robinson said his first priorities are to make sure an SA phone help hotline is set up, the new Elliott School of International Affairs residence hall is open […]

Stepan to head Hatchet next year

Hatchet Editor in Chief-elect Kate Stepan said she wants to open lines of communication between the Hatchet and students. Elected by the Hatchet editorial staff Saturday, Stepan, a junior from Tripoli, Penn., is set to take the reigns of the newspaper May 13. “I want to make students love the paper,” Stepan said. “We have […]

Fukuyama talks politics

Political scientist and award-winning author Francis Fukuyama addressed more than 100 students in Funger Hall Thursday night on his controversial theory of post-modernism. The event was the first of several lectures and discussions in this semester’s Honors Symposium. Fukuyama, professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University and author of “End of History and the […]

Robinson wins run-off

Phil Robinson took 59 percent of the vote to become Student Association president after a run-off election that attracted more voters than the regular election. Robinson lost last week’s election by 9 votes, but defeated junior Josh Singer in the run-off. It drew 2,485 voters, 329 more than last week. Robinson, a junior, jumped in […]