March 1, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 48

Stories from the March 1, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Students protest drinking age

A youth advocacy organization is recruiting D.C. college students in its campaign to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18. While flyers from the National Youth Rights Association have been posted around campus, GW students have yet to officially join the group’s effort to change the nation’s drinking laws. Alex Koroknay-Palicz, the non-profit organization’s […]

New dorm houses women

For today’s average GW student, the mention of Thurston Hall brings to mind just a couple of thoughts: “sex and booze.” Now envision an entirely different experience – an all-female “Superdorm,” the New Women’s Residence Hall. Costing about $5 million, the nearly 1,000-bed hall on the corner of 19 and F streets came complete with […]

Students give new shoes to needy

Jif creamy peanut butter, Campbell’s Soup and green beans, all packaged in industrial size containers – these are items the D.C. Central Kitchen receives more than 2,000 pounds each day, but it’s the things the kitchen doesn’t get that it really needs. When GW Hillel students organized a month of hunger and homelessness awareness projects, […]

Students vote down SA fee hike

Students narrowly voted against doubling the Student Association fee to $2 per credit hour this week, preventing an increase that could have given the organization nearly $1 million. In a 1,084 to 981 vote, the referendum lost by about 100 students. The referendum would have amended the SA constitution, allowing the organization to charge all […]

Students vote to dismantle gov.

“The Student Assembly is failing because its ideas, its goals and its purposes have failed it,” wrote Hatchet columnist Tom Schade in October 1969. And many shared his sentiments. The Student Assembly, GW’s student government, appeared to be just another tool of the University administration – blind and deaf to student interests. These sentiments led […]

Student reports club assault

A GW student filed a complaint against a D.C. nightclub last week, alleging that he was manhandled by one of its bouncers at a February sorority party. Freshman Seth London, who was attending a Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority event at Polly Esther’s Feb. 23, said he was assaulted by one of the hot spot’s crowd […]

Library postpones wireless effort

The first floor 24-hour reading room will be the Gelman Library’s last wireless initiative until the library receives more funding. Students will be able to access wireless Internet in the reading room in the library within the next few months, officials said. “We have stopped any future development at the moment due to a lack […]

The final curtain

GW students pride themselves on what they do outside of the classroom. After college, they will tell stories of internship experiences, share pictures from their semester abroad or proudly display their medal after completing a marathon. But seniors Mary Tisa, Kristy Shimabukuro and Nicholette Routhier will most likely remember their time spent on stage. This […]

JEC questions Dembling

The Joint Election Committee will decide Monday on charges that executive vice presidential candidate Anyah Dembling did not provide a full account of campaign finances. The Hatchet learned late Sunday that a complaint alleges that Dembling paid for multiple College Democrats memberships so supporters could vote during the group’s endorsement hearings earlier this month. The […]

Greeks look for Row residents

Several members of Greek-letter organizations in Townhouse Row said they are having trouble meeting occupancy rates for next year, citing high prices, plans to study abroad and other living arrangements as deterrents. Organizations with houses in Townhouse Row must fill a minimum occupancy requirement, oreither GW will charge the chapters for the empty beds, or […]