December 4, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 32

Stories from the December 4, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Selling GW through ads

In the next few months, GW graduate Jose Hernandez-Rebollar’s face will be plastered around the city. Hernandez-Rebollar, who invented a glove that translates sign language into spoken English as a graduate student in engineering, will be featured in advertisements promoting GW’s graduate programs. The University has been creating magazine, newspaper, radio and television ads to […]

EMeRG receives late allocations

EMeRG received its initial allocation of $6,600 Nov. 23 following more than six weeks of lobbying and petitions to the Student Association. The amount is a 10 percent increase above the allocation the group received last year. Student Association President Kris Hart said EMeRG completed and submitted its allocation request on time but the SA […]

Column: SA: reform first

The Student Association will be asking students to approve a referendum to increase the student fee by 100 percent. Although I support holding the referendum, I am finding it difficult to justify giving more money to the SA. Students deserve an opportunity to raise their student fee, but first, they deserve a reformed SA. Two […]

D.C. residents support smoking ban

Sixty percent of District residents support an indoor smoking ban, according to a poll released in anticipation of a Wednesday D.C. City Council hearing during which a ban was debated. The telephone poll, conducted by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, surveyed approximately 500 randomly selected voters, The Washington Post reported. Thirty-five percent of people surveyed […]

TAs, profs drop union efforts

Graduate teaching assistants and adjunct professors have abandoned plans for unionization this semester following more than two years of discussion and efforts. The groups discussed unionizing with United Auto Workers in February to rally for more competitive salaries and benefits, according to past Hatchet articles. Rallying efforts were sporadic for about two years prior to […]

ISS fixes e-mail glitch

GW’s e-mail system was up and running Tuesday at about noon after a severe system failure caused it to go down at approximately 7:30 a.m. About six engineers worked to fix the morning’s outage, caused by a software problem in the front of the e-mail server, said Ronald Bonig, executive director of Information Systems Services […]

MC plasma TV to promote campus events

A 42-inch plasma television will replace the message board located at the H Street entrance to the Marvin Center within the next week. Student organizations and the University will use the television to promote events and programming around campus. The television cost the Marvin Center about $4,000, officials said. The Student Association, led by SA […]

Staff Editorial: A proposal denied, a future uncertain

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg surprised the GW community by announcing the administration’s withdrawal of its proposal for a mandatory summer session and a four-by-four class structure as a means to increase University revenue. Students and faculty have expressed staunch opposition to the proposition; they can now rest easy that trimesters are nowhere in GW’s […]

GW drops mandatory summer plan

University administrators have backed away from efforts to implement a mandatory summer session following staunch opposition from faculty and students. After more than a year of study, the University is indefinitely postponing further research of the alternative calendar as well as a four-class, four-credit course structure, officials said. GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg proposed the […]