February 9, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 42

Stories from the February 9, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Column: Neither Christian nor right

This was a tough week for conservatives. Not only was our clean, American pastime of football interrupted by the horror of an exposed breast, but Massachusetts is now adding to conservatives’ woes. The missing weapons of mass destruction and $521 billion projected budget deficit? Yeah, I suppose those are important, too. But let’s stay focused […]

Groups protest Colonial Parking practices

About 50 people gathered in front of the Elliott School of International Affairs building Friday charging GW’s trustees, who were meeting inside, with supporting unfair treatment of Colonial Parking employees. At 8 a.m., GW students, parking garage employees and union organizers, undaunted by freezing rain, rallied in front of a Colonial Parking garage on 19th […]

Board passes 5 percent tuition hike

Citing the need to pay faculty and staff salaries and improve University services, the Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition hike for current students Friday. Rising sophomores will pay $30,820 in tuition next year, and upperclassmen will write checks for $30,530. Although housing and food costs have yet to be formulated, the total […]

City pushes MPD redistricting plan

A proposed plan to alter the boundaries of Metropolitan Police patrol assignments in the District should not significantly reduce patrols in Foggy Bottom, University and D.C. officials said last week. Aimed at curbing violence in areas plagued by high crime rates, the coalescing of Police Service Areas would redistribute nearly 1,600 MPD officers in an […]

Freshmen to pay fixed tuition rate

The University’s Board of Trustees gave the green light Friday to a fixed-pricing plan that will allow incoming students to pay the same tuition for their entire stay at GW. Next year’s freshman class will pay $34,000 in tuition, a figure that is not subject to the yearly tuition hikes GW traditionally enacts for incoming […]

Students buy athletes at date auction

About 400 people filled the Hippodrome Friday night to bid on their favorite scantily clad GW athletes. The only spaces free from throngs of excited students were roped-off areas patrolled by about six University Police officers. Many attendees stood on leather couches, shouting and cheering for the athletes. Several students toted cameras and camcorders to […]

GW sophomore found dead in Va.

An energetic young woman whose love of international politics equaled her passion for her sorority, sophomore Jennifer Dierdorff was a motivated worker who displayed determination and maturity. Dierdorff, remembered by friends as strong-willed yet understanding and warm, was found dead in an Arlington, Va., motel room Friday afternoon. Arlington Police officials said there is no […]

GW in Brief

Comedian Dave Chapelle to perform Comedian Dave Chappelle will entertain students at the Smith Center Feb. 28. Tickets are available for $20 at Ticketmaster or for $25 online over the phone. Students can visit gwired.gwu.edu for purchasing information. Chappelle has a show called “Chappelle’s Show,” which airs on Comedy Central Sunday nights at 10 p.m. […]

SA hopefuls begin campaigning

Students can begin campaigning for the upcoming Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board elections Monday at 6:32 a.m. Although candidate petitions were due Friday evening, the University must officially certify students before they can start campaigning, said John Plack, chair of the Joint Election Committee, which oversees the election process. Elections for […]

Staff Editorial: Remembering Jenny

When young women pass away too early, the song so often played is Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind.” But to those of us who knew Jenny at The Hatchet, the analogy of her as a submissive candle being swayed by another force could not be more ill-fitting. While no particular song comes to mind, […]