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.

As I See It: Election over, but bitter taste remains

The election is finally over, at least we hope so. You know with Student Association candidates these things can drag on for weeks, but it appears that Phil Robinson has grabbed the $11,000 prize. You can’t help but feel bad for Josh Singer. He had the absolute elation of winning only to have one vote […]

GW cancels sign language classes

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development canceled all of next year’s American sign language classes last week because the school can no longer receive tuition revenue from undergraduate students enrolled in its classes. “I have no choice,” said Jay Shotel, chair of the teacher preparation and special education department in the GSEHD, which […]

Hart Murmurs: Seinfeld on campus?

Anyone hoping to pursue a career in comedy would do well to study the many comic gold mines that dot GW’s landscape. From the abundance of cell phones to the abundance of people from New York and New Jersey to the abundance of accessorizing, GW is a comic gold mine! In fact, the administration recently […]

Housing Guide: Off-campus apartments allow freedom

Many sophomores and juniors said the search for off-campus housing for next year is easier than they expected. Students said they began to look for off-campus housing in December and January. After hearing about difficulty finding housing in past years, some said they wanted to start the search early. Students report slightly cheaper prices for […]

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 […]