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.

Inside Our Pages: These pages, they are a-changin’

Call it The GW Hatchet “Working for Us.” Call it putting the “you” back in GWU. Call it compassionate journalism. Whatever you call it, we’re rolling out more changes based on reader feedback. If you’re reading this on the Web, which our data indicates record numbers of you are, then you already know about one […]

Misplaced student files stir debate

Housekeeping and Elliott School officials offer different reasons why more than 250 confidential student files turned up in a recycling bin outside Francis Scott key Hall two weeks ago. Tony Dillard, coordinating manager of facilities management, said three housekeeping employees picked up about 20 boxes of files from the Elliott School of International Affairs advising […]

Letter: PC shortage

We know that GW already has a problem with overcrowding, and this is also reflected in the frequent lines that accumulate at the computer labs, so this year’s student election definitely did not help. It was irresponsible for whoever reserved the entire Marvin Center computer lab to deprive students of computer usage for two days […]

Women’s tennis overcomes injuries

The GW women’s tennis team overcame a loss at No.1 singles to defeat Fordham 6-1, evening its record to 5-5 Saturday at home. Sophomore Nazli Gencsoy suffered a light sprain at No. 1 singles, forcing her to forfeit to Ioana Dragan in GW’s only loss at singles. “She is expected to play at her full […]

Letter: Standard policies

I am responding to The Hatchet Feb. 4 (“WRGW gets on board with new basketball policy”) because several aspects of the story disturb me. The story contains several inaccuracies. The statement attributed to WRGW broadcaster Vinay Murthy that I did not begin to enforce the “players only” travel policy until after GW’s Jan. 9 loss […]

IFC to recognize new fraternity Tuesday

The Interfraternity Council will choose one fraternity to bring onto campus Tuesday. Alpha Phi Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Alpha Mu made presentations to the IFC during the past two weeks. “Bringing on other fraternities is a positive sense of competition, in that new opportunities really force older chapters to stay on their toes […]

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 […]