February 9, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 42

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

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, […]

Wellness Center offers more exercise classes

Students have more variety in exercise instruction this semester since the Health and Wellness Center added more classes and teachers. Officials said they are accommodating a growing interest in fitness classes. Andre Julien, assistant athletic director of Health and Wellness and Recreation Programs, said about 550 to 600 people bought passes last semester, about 150 […]

Inside our Pages: Losing one of our own

Death is one of the most difficult subjects a reporter can cover. For reporters at a student newspaper, covering an untimely, unnatural student death is even more difficult. And when those student reporters are also the close friends and colleagues of the victim, reporting on the tragedy is seemingly impossible. The Hatchet family is grieving […]