February 23, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 46

Stories from the February 23, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Campus elevator glitches decrease

Elevator stoppages decreased by 11 percent last year, with 111 cases reported, according to University Police statistics. Facilities Management officials attribute the fall in stoppages from 123 in 2002 to the modernization of older elevators in buildings as part of a continuing effort to maintain and upgrade facilities. Last summer, Stockton Hall elevators were outfitted […]

Letters to the Editor

Not all the facts Sometimes a revisionist historian will inaccurately portray the past to suit his needs and must be called on it. The Feb. 12 edition of The Hatchet featured an editorial by C.J. Chido titled “Dogs don’t bark at parked cars” (p. 5). In the article, Chido tries to point out supposed injustices […]

University looks to revive Quigley’s

Quigley’s may once again become a dining venue if GW officials win approval from the city to restore the abandoned building to its former status as a student hangout. The University introduced its plans to expand and renovate the G Street building at a Thursday D.C. Zoning Commission hearing. The commission’s four-member panel listened to […]

Around Campus

Hall of Government construction to end in June Renovations in the Hall of Government are scheduled to extend through June. Refurbishment began in September 2003 and was set to end in late January. Michelle Honey, director of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, said the University is “completely renovating the basement of the Hall of Government to […]

Woman attacked, mugged on campus

A woman was punched in the face and robbed on the University Parking Garage’s second floor Saturday afternoon. At 2 p.m., an unidentified male approached a woman from behind and hit her in the face several times before knocking her to the ground, said Metropolitan Police Officer Rayford Larkin. The garage is located at 22nd […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Student Association Presidential Candidates Debate 7:30 p.m. Media and Public Affairs building, Jack Morton Auditorium LSAT Strategies Seminar Free and open to all students 6 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center room 310 Sponsored by the Prelaw Society Tuesday Mardi Gras celebration Traditional music and food 9 to 11 p.m. Mount Vernon Pub and Grill […]

Radio celebrates 75 years at GW

WRGW has evolved over the last 75 years from an unorganized group of students to a team of reporters broadcasting a variety of shows on high-tech machinery. Three students founded the Radio Club on Feb. 16, 1929, to explore their fascination with the new mass medium, said graduate student Brett Kaplan, WRGW’s general manager. The […]

Executive Vice President candidate profiles

Anyah Dembling Year: Sophomore Hometown: Egg Harbor Township, N.J. Major: International Affairs Clubs/Activities: International Affairs Society, College Republicans, College Democrats SA experience: Elliott School Senator, Student Life Committee Chair Endorsed by: College Democrats, College Republicans, Students for Dean Platform: -Follow up on legislation to ensure the executive is taking action and that senators are informed […]

Declassifying History

Did you know that in 1990 a U.S. psychological operation in Nicaragua used rock songs to “blast out” Manuel Noriega from refuge and into U.S. custody? Did you know the CIA wanted to include “novelty items such as ‘gusano libre’ pins, toy balloons … decals, stickers, etc.” in hot-air balloons to oust Fidel Castro? Did […]

Student court rules against ‘A Clean Slate’

The Student Court ruled unanimously against a claim from a senatorial candidate on Thursday. Candidate and current Sen. Ben Traverse (U-CCAS) argued that he and 11 other members of a “Clean Slate” should be allowed to put the phrase next to their names on the ballot. The Joint Election Committee, which oversees the SA election, […]