February 9, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 42

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

Column: Paramount need for audit

In the upcoming campus elections, students will be asked to vote on a referendum to increase the student fee from $1 per credit hour to $2 per credit hour, up to 15 credit hours per semester. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I’ve been intimately involved in discussions concerning the finances of the […]

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 […]