February 23, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 46

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

Voters mull SA fee hike

Students will vote this week on whether to double the Student Association fee to $2 per credit, up to 15 hours. The SA has funded itself since the 2000-01 academic year, when students voted in a referendum to add a $1 per-credit-hour charge to their tuition bill. The SA’s budget, which funds all recognized student […]

Staff Editorial: Woodard for president

Being president of the Student Association is a complex and demanding job requiring a variety of skills which, when combined, produce an effective and personable leader. Students yearn for a president with extensive leadership experience, a charismatic individual who knows he or she is merely an ordinary person given an extraordinary opportunity. Students look for […]

SA hopefuls start campaign blitz

Students broke into a frenzy at 4 p.m. Friday, nearly trampling each other as they rushed the stairs of the Marvin Center to hang up candidate posters. About 100 Student Association and Marvin Center Governing Board candidates and their campaign teams attacked the concrete walls with masking tape and a multitude of colored flyers to […]

Column: Revealing the personal side

Let’s just face it. To a lot of students, the Student Association elections simply do not matter. Why is this? Well, as a former candidate for president, it is pretty obvious to me that the whole election process has just gotten so boring and contrived. I mean, it is just so “last season.” As far […]

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 […]